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Problem adding a user to an Exchange 2007 Distribution Group RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm receiving the following message when trying to add a user to an existing Exchange 2007 distribution group:

    Set-Group

    Error:

    Active Directory operation failed on <domain controller>.  One or more attibute entries of the object CN=..., OU=users,DC=..., already exists.

    The object exists

    Any thoughts? 

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 8:06 PM

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  • Can you add via ADUC?

    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 8:35 PM
    Moderator
  • On Tue, 7 Feb 2012 20:06:00 +0000, ATLTech wrote:
     
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    >I'm receiving the following message when trying to add a user to an existing Exchange 2007 distribution group:
    >
    >
    >
    >Set-Group
    >
    >Error:
    >
    >Active Directory operation failed on <domain controller>. One or more attibute entries of the object CN=..., OU=users,DC=..., already exists.
    >
    >The object exists
    >
    >
    >
    >Any thoughts?
     
    Besides the obvious one that the DN is already present in the members
    property?
     
    Are you scripting the addition of the member? Does your script check
    to see if the DN is already present in the members list?
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 4:09 AM
  • Rich,

    I'm not scripting this; I'm simply trying to add the user from the management console.  I believe the user may have been assigned to this d-group in the past.  I can add anyone else but this user.  I'm not to savvy with Powershell (unfortunately - learning).  Any thoughts would be much appreciated. 

    Thursday, February 9, 2012 5:01 PM
  • I do not see any option in ADUC.

    Thursday, February 9, 2012 5:02 PM
  • Does this return the member?

    Get-DistributionGroupMember -Identity "DL Group"


    Sukh

    Thursday, February 9, 2012 10:07 PM
  • On Thu, 9 Feb 2012 17:01:21 +0000, ATLTech wrote:
     
    >I'm not scripting this; I'm simply trying to add the user from the management console. I believe the user may have been assigned to this d-group in the past. I can add anyone else but this user. I'm not to savvy with Powershell (unfortunately - learning). Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
     
    Have a look at the group with ADSIEDIT or LDP. Does the DN of the user
    you're trying to add show up in the member property?
     
    Have a look at the object you're trying to add to the group and see if
    the memberof property has the group's DN in there.
     
    try using the add-distributiongroupmember with the -verbose switch and
    see if anything in the output points to the problem.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Friday, February 10, 2012 2:26 AM
  • I do not see any option in ADUC.


    You dont see the ability to add a user to a group in ADUC?
    Saturday, February 11, 2012 2:11 PM
    Moderator