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Mail enabled distribution groups in AD RRS feed

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    We just installed Exchange 2007 sp1 -

     

    Is there at tool or utility that will convert all the existing non-universal distribution groups or do we need to go group by group?

     

    How does converting these to 2007 groups impact the existing 2003 Exchange environment?

     

    -John

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 12:36 AM

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  • Hello John,

     

    Thumb rule, Exchange 2007 supports only universal group to be mail-enabled but Exchange 2003 does so there wouldn’t be any impact on legacy Exchange version (2003) since it supports both type.

     

    Here is a nice discussion and repo about it, for your reference.

    Only Universal Groups can be Mail-Enabled in Exchange 2007, Or Not?

    http://www.pro-exchange.be/modules.php?name=News&file=print&sid=299

     

    Now to convert Global/Local group to Universal Group, you can use Quest PowerShell tools or once you introduce Exchange 2007 in your environment you can use below command to convert all Global group to Universal (I would suggest you to simulate this in test lab first).

     

    Get-DistributionGroup | where { $_.Grouptype -Like "Global*" } | Set-Group –Universal

     

    Reference:

    Need to convert Global groups to Universal groups?

    http://blogs.technet.com/sfodel/archive/2008/08/04/need-to-convert-global-groups-to-universal-groups.aspx

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 4:53 AM

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