Creating Exchange 2007 Dynamic Distribution Group

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Active Directory
Dynamic Distribution Groups
Exchange Management Console
Microsoft Exchange 2007
We have recently installed Exchange 2007 on a Windows 2003 SP1 server. We do not have it in production yet. We are having an issue with Dynamic Distribution Groups. It seems as though there is no way to create them based on groups in ActiveDirectory. This would be much simpler than populating fields in AD accounts for 200+ users since we already have the groups created. If there is any way to do this I would appreciate any help. Also, in AD we see an option for creating a new msExchDynamicDistributionList, but if we try this option it looks as though AD does not know what this item is after creation.

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In Exchange Server 2007, recipients (including Dynamic Distribution Groups) are managed using Exchange tools – the Exchange Management Console (EMC) or the Exchange Management Shell (EMS). EMC lets you create DDGs using “pre-canned” filters— a small set of properties/attributes is available if you use these pre-canned filters.

EMS lets you create DDGs with custom filters and any attributes mentioned in the list of filterable attributes.

memberOf Attribute can now be used in OPATH filters!

To create a DDG based on membership of existing groups: New-DynamicDistributionGroup "My-DDG" -RecipientFilter {memberOfGroup eq 'CN=My-OtherGroup,OU=Distribution Groups,DC=MyDomain,DC=com'} Things to note:
– By default, the new DDG will be created in the Users container, unless you specify a container or OU to create this in using the -OrganizationalUnit parameter. Specify the distinguishedName of the container or OU if it’s not a unique name.

– The RecipientContainer property has distinguishedName of the container/OU from which recipients will be picked up by the group’s filter. In other words, it defines the scope of the group. By default, this is the same as the container or OU where the group is created. This means only recipients existing in the same container/OU (where the group is created) will be picked up by the filter. You can provide the appropriate container/OU (including the distinguishedName of the domain) using the -RecipientContainer parameter.

Cmdlet help: New-DynamicDistributionGroup.

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  • Dbrackbill
    Thank you for the clarification.
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  • Worker1982
    I can't get this to work. I get this error: The term 'memberOfGroup' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, s cript file, or operable program. Check the spelling of the name, or if a path w as included, verify that the path is correct and try again. At line:1 char:70 + New-DynamicDistributionGroup JDEUsers -RecipientFilter (memberOfGroup <<<< e q "CN=CitrixGroup,OU=Domain Local,OU=Security Groups,OU=_RootGroups,DC=gondolag roup,DC=local") + CategoryInfo : ObjectNotFound: (memberOfGroup:String) [], Comma ndNotFoundException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : CommandNotFoundException Any ideas?
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