security enabled distribution list in SharePoint RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All

    How can we create a security enabled distribution list in ShrePoint 2010?

    Does it means creating a SharePoint group with an Email ID and assign a permission to that group OR creating an Account in AD?.

    If we assign an Email ID to that group in SharePoint whether that account will be created in AD automatically

    Any Help on this would be highly appreciated



    Thursday, January 23, 2014 6:52 AM

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  • I got the answer for that,Here it is,

    There is a distribution list you can see and use in outlook, but when you search for the same list in SharePoint it doesn’t show up in the people picker.

    Chances are that the distribution list is not security enabled. This would need to be done by your domain administrator. He would need to change the ‘Group Type’ of the list from ‘distribution’ to ‘security’. Once this is done your SharePoint administrator would need to run a profile import so SharePoint can pick up the change immediately (alternatively you can let SharePoint automatically pick it up during its scheduled AD crawl

    Thursday, January 23, 2014 8:55 AM
  • You need that run Profile Sync to see your groups in SharePoint

    When a group is created in AD you can choose that as "Distribution list" or as "Security group"

    SharePoint can resolve only the Security group not the DL. Saying that you can give permission to users for SharePoint site by adding the particular security group in SharePoint need not add all the users one after other individually


    Distribution list - you can send mails from Outlook

    Security Group- you can send mail from Outlook ,can be used in SharePoint

    Thursday, January 23, 2014 11:02 AM