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Exchange and creating a global distribution list RRS feed

  • Question

  • Here is what I want to do. I would like to create a web form for users to input personal email addresses (external to the organization) and then have those email addresses put into a distribution list on an Exchange server. This is so someone from within the orgranization can send an email to that distribution list and have that email sent to the external email accounts.  Basically a notify system for employees that are not in the office and don't have access to OWA.

    I know i can collect email addresses with the web form. I don't know if there is an automated process to be able to take those addresses and add them to a distribution list, or if this is even possible.

    Any insite on this would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Michael

    Thursday, December 22, 2011 3:38 PM

Answers

  • If you can get those address into the CSV file then the below command should able be able to add them to a distribution group.

    Import-Csv .\UserExternalAddress.csv | ForEach {Add-DistributionGroupMember -Identity "Users External Address" -Member $_.displayname}
    
    


    Jasjit Singh Dhindsa | ITIL v3 | IASA Foundation Certified | MCITP: EMA 2010/2007 | MCTS: MES 2010/2007, OCS 2007 | MCSA: M+S | MCSE: M+S
    Thursday, December 22, 2011 3:54 PM

All replies

  • If you can get those address into the CSV file then the below command should able be able to add them to a distribution group.

    Import-Csv .\UserExternalAddress.csv | ForEach {Add-DistributionGroupMember -Identity "Users External Address" -Member $_.displayname}
    
    


    Jasjit Singh Dhindsa | ITIL v3 | IASA Foundation Certified | MCITP: EMA 2010/2007 | MCTS: MES 2010/2007, OCS 2007 | MCSA: M+S | MCSE: M+S
    Thursday, December 22, 2011 3:54 PM
  • Is the Import-Csv a console command or is this an Exchange server command?  Please forgive my lack of knowledge on Exchange. I am trying to write a proposal on this and want to get all my ducks in a row before submitting.

    I'm not an Exchange Administrator.

    Thanks

    Thursday, December 22, 2011 4:16 PM
  • Hi

    You can run it Using EMS, Exchange Management Shell

    Cheers

    Zi Feng

    Friday, December 23, 2011 8:06 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi

    Any update?

    Cheers

    Zi Feng

    Monday, December 26, 2011 1:22 AM
    Moderator
  • I apologize for not getting back sooner. I have been really busy at work and haven't had time to get back to look at this project yet.

    I will try to take some time this week and see what I can come up with.

    Thanks

    Michael

    Monday, December 26, 2011 1:34 AM