Exchange 2003/2010 Co-Existence - Distribution Group Management RRS feed

  • Question

  • We're running both exchange 2010 and Exchange 2003.  I have an issue where some distribution groups were upgraded to Exchange 2010 (v14.0.100) and the manager of those lists who are on Exchange 2003 can no longer modify members, they get the error:

    "Changes to the distribution list membership cannot be saved.  You do not have sufficient permission to perform this operation on this object".

    We've already implemented the myDistributionGroupsManagement role with success to allow Exchange 2010 users to manage their own list without allowing them to create new ones.


    Trying to apply the "Default Role Policy Assignement" to the exchange 2003 users returns an error.  Is there any way Exchange 2003 users can manage Exchange 2010 Distribution list they owned without being upgraded to Exchange 2010?  If not, is there any way to downgrade distribution group to Exchange 2003 once they've been upgraded?

    Monday, February 6, 2012 3:30 PM

All replies

  • While I can never say that something is impossible, in this case I would tell you that what you want to do is impractical.  I recommend you either migrate the users who need to manage such groups, or recreate the groups using the Exchange 2003 management tools.
    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Monday, February 6, 2012 4:28 PM
  • Have you seen this KB article? http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982349
    Monday, February 6, 2012 4:31 PM
  • Hi,

    From my lab, legacy exchange user can manage the distribution group which has been  upgrade to Exchange 2010.

    Exchange 2010 sp2, Exchange 2003 with sp2.

    I can add/remove member for distribution group from address book via outlook.

    Xiu Zhang

    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by Lunchb0x6669 Thursday, October 4, 2012 4:14 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Lunchb0x6669 Thursday, October 4, 2012 4:14 PM
    Tuesday, February 7, 2012 7:50 AM
  • Have you verified that the "Manager can update membership list" box is checked on the AD object? I am running in coexistence right now and 2003 users can update 2010 upgraded groups with no issue as long as this box is checked. 
    • Proposed as answer by Lunchb0x6669 Thursday, October 4, 2012 4:49 PM
    Thursday, October 4, 2012 4:15 PM
  • Below TeamExchange Article will help to resolve the issue:


    Dinesh S.

    Friday, January 3, 2014 4:34 PM