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  • Ok, so here we go.... I am running exchange 07, in 03 and 08 server environment. Forrest and domain mode @ 03.

    I created an OU in AD and populated it with contacts. When I created the contacts in the OU, there was nothing saying anyting about an email address. After I created them I opened them one by one and entered an external email address in the correct field. I then created a DDG (Dynamic Distributon Group) in exchange 07 (using the ESM) and on the filter tab, set it to the OU I created, with the "include these recipinet types" to contacts with external email.

    When I send the list an email, none of the recipients listed in the OU get the email...what am I missing besides my mind? I do not get any NDR's or any error messages of any kind....Can't seem to figure this one out, I'm sure it's gotta be something simple..

    Help is greatly appreciated as I have a may 6th deadline..

    Thanks


    Ray Sperle

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 1:17 AM

Answers

  • Did you create the contacts in Active Directory Users and Computers?  If so, Exchange doesn't recognize these as actual recipients.  You need to "mail enable" them.

    Use EMC to create new contacts.  Then when prompted, select "existing contact" and pick the ones you already made.



    Mike Crowley | MVP
    My Blog -- Planet Technologies

    • Proposed as answer by Mike Crowley Wednesday, May 2, 2012 2:35 AM
    • Marked as answer by geeknahalf Wednesday, May 2, 2012 6:41 AM
    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 1:37 AM
  • You can add this other person to the "recipient management" group, and then have them do their work from within the Exchange tools - not ADUC.


    Mike Crowley | MVP
    My Blog -- Planet Technologies

    • Marked as answer by Castinlu Tuesday, May 29, 2012 6:10 AM
    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 2:35 AM
  • On Wed, 2 May 2012 07:01:10 +0000, geeknahalf wrote:
     
    >So if I create one of these custom .msc, can I restrict her to just the list she needs or will she have access to all of them in the recipient configurations? Cant be having that...last thing I want is a user messing with the exchange...to the point she can fubar the whole system..
     
    A "Recipient admin" can only manage recipients, not the configuration
    of the Exchange organization.
     
    You can further restrict access by using the appropriate permissions
    on OUs in the AD. You can create, for example, an OU just for this
    person and give them the ability to create and modify only contact
    objects in the OU.
     
    Distribution groups can be managed by manipulating the permission on
    the "member" property of the group.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by Castinlu Tuesday, May 29, 2012 6:10 AM
    Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:11 AM

All replies

  • Did you create the contacts in Active Directory Users and Computers?  If so, Exchange doesn't recognize these as actual recipients.  You need to "mail enable" them.

    Use EMC to create new contacts.  Then when prompted, select "existing contact" and pick the ones you already made.



    Mike Crowley | MVP
    My Blog -- Planet Technologies

    • Proposed as answer by Mike Crowley Wednesday, May 2, 2012 2:35 AM
    • Marked as answer by geeknahalf Wednesday, May 2, 2012 6:41 AM
    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 1:37 AM
  •  

    I did create them in AD....the problem I'm going to have, is I want to allow a particular user to create the contacts and modify at their discretion…without me getting involved every time the list needs to be edited. Fairly new to exchange, so please be patient with me.

    The reason why I am doing this is because a contact list has gotten too big for outlook, so I need to implement a solution that can allow her to modify the list from either AD or outlook.

    Any help is greatly appreciated and thanks for the help given so far…


    Ray Sperle

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 1:49 AM
  • You can add this other person to the "recipient management" group, and then have them do their work from within the Exchange tools - not ADUC.


    Mike Crowley | MVP
    My Blog -- Planet Technologies

    • Marked as answer by Castinlu Tuesday, May 29, 2012 6:10 AM
    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 2:35 AM
  • On Wed, 2 May 2012 01:49:57 +0000, geeknahalf wrote:
     
    >I did create them in AD....
     
    Well, yes, that's a given. But did you do that with the Exchange
    Management Console or Exchange Management Shell, or did you use the
    Active Directory Users and Computers MMC snap-in?
     
    >the problem I'm going to have, is I want to allow a particular user to create the contacts and modify at their discretion…without me getting involved every time the list needs to be edited. Fairly new to exchange, so please be patient with me.
     
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2006/10/20/3395119.aspx
    See "Tip #8".
     
    >The reason why I am doing this is because a contact list has gotten too big for outlook, so I need to implement a solution that can allow her to modify the list from either AD or outlook.
     
    You can't create new Contacts from Outlook, nor can you modify them
    Outlook. You'll need the EMC (see above).
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 2:52 AM
  • So if I create one of these custom .msc, can I restrict her to just the list she needs or will she have access to all of them in the recipient configurations? Cant be having that...last thing I want is a user messing with the exchange...to the point she can fubar the whole system..

    Again, I fairly new to exchange so please be patient with my ignorant questions...and I do appreciate your help.


    Ray Sperle

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 7:01 AM
  • Thanks Mike!!!! you answered a puzzeling question for me!! Greatly appreciated!!

    Ray Sperle

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 7:07 AM
  • So if I create one of these custom .msc, can I restrict her to just the list she needs or will she have access to all of them in the recipient configurations? Cant be having that...last thing I want is a user messing with the exchange...to the point she can fubar the whole system..

    Again, I fairly new to exchange so please be patient with my ignorant questions...and I do appreciate your help.


    Ray Sperle

    She needs access to the Exchange tools.  If you don't want to give recipient admin rights, you can craft something custom as described here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd298183.aspx


    Mike Crowley | MVP
    My Blog -- Planet Technologies

    Wednesday, May 2, 2012 1:23 PM
  • On Wed, 2 May 2012 07:01:10 +0000, geeknahalf wrote:
     
    >So if I create one of these custom .msc, can I restrict her to just the list she needs or will she have access to all of them in the recipient configurations? Cant be having that...last thing I want is a user messing with the exchange...to the point she can fubar the whole system..
     
    A "Recipient admin" can only manage recipients, not the configuration
    of the Exchange organization.
     
    You can further restrict access by using the appropriate permissions
    on OUs in the AD. You can create, for example, an OU just for this
    person and give them the ability to create and modify only contact
    objects in the OU.
     
    Distribution groups can be managed by manipulating the permission on
    the "member" property of the group.
     
    ---
    Rich Matheisen
    MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
     

    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
    • Marked as answer by Castinlu Tuesday, May 29, 2012 6:10 AM
    Thursday, May 3, 2012 12:11 AM