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  • Question

  • I created several Dynamic Distribution Groups in EMC. It went fine. However, on the DC in ADUC they show up broken with a non-existent icon and no properties inside. Did I miss a step somehow? Exchange 2010 and Server 2008 R2 AD.
    Thursday, June 30, 2016 11:18 PM

Answers

  • Hi Peter,

    No, you didn't. It’s by design. Unlike regular distribution groups that contain a defined set of members, the membership list for dynamic distribution groups is calculated each time a message is sent to the group, based on the filters and conditions that you define.

    So as Michel said above it’s just an object in AD and don’t have the properties as the regular DGs.

    Best regards,

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    Jason Chao
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    • Proposed as answer by Niko.Cheng Friday, July 8, 2016 2:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by Niko.Cheng Saturday, July 9, 2016 6:26 AM
    Friday, July 1, 2016 7:07 AM

All replies

  • You cannot view DDG in ADUC. It does not have any "properties" as such. DDG is store in Exchange and just added an object in AD.
    • Proposed as answer by Niko.Cheng Friday, July 8, 2016 2:03 AM
    Friday, July 1, 2016 12:39 AM
  • Hi Peter,

    No, you didn't. It’s by design. Unlike regular distribution groups that contain a defined set of members, the membership list for dynamic distribution groups is calculated each time a message is sent to the group, based on the filters and conditions that you define.

    So as Michel said above it’s just an object in AD and don’t have the properties as the regular DGs.

    Best regards,

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Jason Chao
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by Niko.Cheng Friday, July 8, 2016 2:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by Niko.Cheng Saturday, July 9, 2016 6:26 AM
    Friday, July 1, 2016 7:07 AM