We have several distribution groups. Sometimes an agency outside of our own needs the membership of a group in order to send out information. Other than the tedious effort of opening a new message, using the group as the 'TO:', expanding the group membership, copying all the names, pasting them into Excel, and manipulating them there to be in a meaningful format.............is there an easier and prefered method for getting that group membership to another agency?
We have several distribution groups in the format of xxx.xx.xxxxxxxx and staff members associated with those groups. Each one has at least one owner. A problem arises when an owner needs to make changes in the membership of the group. Is this done through the GAL (if so, it doesn't work), through the Web login by opening another account (also does not work) or by..................?
This seems to be a common issue with all the groups. Owners can't make changes to we Admins have to do it for them, which is something we want to get away from/
Our organization has migrated all our users into the cloud. Using FIM as our directory sync. We are looking at creating dynamic distribution groups. My question is, Can we create a custom attribute in our active directory schema such as "extensioncustomattribute1" in and have fim sync that attribute into the cloud. This way we could manage attributes and users on premise with active directory.
How do I block users from creating public distribution groups? Right now any user can create a distribution group and i will show up in the GAL. I only want my Tech staff to create such lists.
I cannot seem to allow Live@EDU end users to add members to security groups that they own.
The scenario is as follows:
Created shared mailboxes, granted a security group full / SendAS rights to the shared mailbox.
Add a user to the security group and make them owner in order for them to add additional users.
When logging into the mailbox of the group owner, under options -> groups I can see the security group under "Public groups that I own", but the "add" button under "membership" is not available. It does show that particular user and administrator under "ownership".
The owner also has a mailbox plan applied with the following allowed:
Distribution groups: MyDistributionGroups_DefaultMailboxPlanThis role enables individual users to create, modify and view distribution groups and modify, view, remove, and add members to distribution groups they own.
I presume the above applies to distribution groups with type "Security" as well?
Any guidance on this issue will be appreciated.
Is there any way to create new Role Assignment Policies? I tried new-roleassignmentpolicy in powershell, but it looks like we're not able to run that command.
I have some non-admin users that I would like to give permission to update distribution groups that they are in charge of, but if I allow that role for the defaul mailbox plan, it also allows those users the ability create their own distribution groups. I don't mind if that access is enabled for a handful of users, but I don't want to have to grant that ability to everyone on the default mailbox plan.
I would love to be able to create a new Role Assignment Policy for these users so I could manage their accounts separate from the entire student body.
Is anyone else running into this issue? How have you worked through it?
We operate a high school with about 250 students and we have two problems involving syncing from active directory to outlook live.
1. We have set up and populated distribution groups in active directory and are using Identity Manager on GALsync to sync them to outlook live following this documentation http://help.outlook.com/en-US/140/dd575560.aspx. When we perform a sync the users and passwords sync successfully however the distribution groups do not apear in outlook live.
2. The system is syncing user name and password but it is not syncing when I delete a user or when I disable a user in active directory. That is another big issue as I do not want to go back and manually delete users in outlook live when I have deleted them in Active Directory.
I currently use a hosted Exchange 2010 and use Aliases in distribution groups to distribute email.
for example: All mail sent to email@example.com is sent to 2 users that belong to that distribution group.
The Distribution Groups in Exchange On-Line do not offer this option.
The only option appears to be adding multiple aliases to each user mailbox.
Does anyone have any sugestions?