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exchange 2010 group members addition using share point 2010

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    Hi

    Is there any way in which we can display only the distribution list (group ids) from the gloabl address list of Exchange 2010 in Share point 2010. So users can choose the group memembership addition and deletion requests within potral workflow, hence these requests can be handled by user and business not by IT!

    Today IT manages this requests and sepnd good amountof time.

    Though there are options in Exchange 2010 OWA GAl to send mail to group ownners wouold like to have the portal for effective work flow design.

    Any clues would be of great help.

    Rgds

    Sara Venu

    
    
    
    
    
    Sunday, June 17, 2012 1:57 AM

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  • Hi Saravenu ,
     
    Thank you for your post. There is no way to directly  Enumerate the  Distribution Lists from Exchange GAL onto SharePoint 2010 . But if the Distribution Lists ( which are still a kind of groups in AD ) are  synced via the User Profile Service application  to the Sharepoint , They can be enumerated  by OM code  & displayed in a custom web-part etc.
     
    For eg. MemberGroup newGroup = profileManager.GetMemberGroups() can be used to Enumerate them , Please refer http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms492573(v=office.14).aspx for details .
     
    Please  note that this will enumerate groups from  MemberGroup Table  in Profile DB of the User Profile Service application & not from AD or GAL in exchange  , hence only those Groups ( distribution lists) can be enumerate which do sync up to SharePoint . Also  you cannot update these memberships in sharepoint .
    Distribution Group  Management has still to be done via  Exchangetools or  Outlook/OWA clients.

    Thanks ..

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    Manas Biswas
    Microsoft Online Community Support


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    Wednesday, July 04, 2012 8:25 AM

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  • Hello,

    Thank you for your post.

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    Pengyu Zhao

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    Wednesday, June 20, 2012 6:06 AM
  • Hi Saravenu ,
     
    Thank you for your post. There is no way to directly  Enumerate the  Distribution Lists from Exchange GAL onto SharePoint 2010 . But if the Distribution Lists ( which are still a kind of groups in AD ) are  synced via the User Profile Service application  to the Sharepoint , They can be enumerated  by OM code  & displayed in a custom web-part etc.
     
    For eg. MemberGroup newGroup = profileManager.GetMemberGroups() can be used to Enumerate them , Please refer http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms492573(v=office.14).aspx for details .
     
    Please  note that this will enumerate groups from  MemberGroup Table  in Profile DB of the User Profile Service application & not from AD or GAL in exchange  , hence only those Groups ( distribution lists) can be enumerate which do sync up to SharePoint . Also  you cannot update these memberships in sharepoint .
    Distribution Group  Management has still to be done via  Exchangetools or  Outlook/OWA clients.

    Thanks ..

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Regards,
    Manas Biswas
    Microsoft Online Community Support


    Please remember to click 'Mark as Answer' on the post that helps you or click 'Unmark as Answer' if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.


    Wednesday, July 04, 2012 8:25 AM