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Exchange 2013 Mail Enable Existing Security Groups

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  • Hello,

    I can't seem to find how to mail enable an existing Security Group in Exchange 2013.  Does anyone know how to do this?  I have created them as Universal Security Groups in Active Directory.  I see that if you create them from the Exchange Admin Center, it will work, but I have a ton of groups with very complicated memberships that exist in AD and I would prefer not to delete them, recreate them, and adjust membership.

    I looked for a cmdlet that would let me do this, but I can't seem to find one.

    Does anyone know how to Mail Enable an Existing Group from Exchange 2013?

    Thanks

    Tuesday, December 25, 2012 4:58 PM

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  • Does anyone know how to Mail Enable an Existing Group from Exchange 2013?

    Hi,
    The cmdlet you are looking for is Enable-DistributionGroup

    Example:
    Enable-DistributionGroup "Name of Group"



    Martina Miskovic

    Tuesday, December 25, 2012 6:03 PM
  • Hi Stewart,

    You can use Enable-DistributionGroup -Identity "Group Name" -Alias "Alias Name" By group wise.

    Or

    If you want to create bulk, Get-Group | Enable-Distributiongroup

    Regards


    Ganga Enterprise Messaging Administrator-Exchange 2010. Windows 2008 Active Directory Configuring.

    Tuesday, December 25, 2012 10:53 PM
  • Awesome.  I will test it tomorrow. 
    Tuesday, December 25, 2012 11:36 PM
  • Hello Stewart,

    If these groups are universal security groups, you can just follow Martina's suggestion to do that.

    Thanks,

    Evan Liu

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

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    Evan Liu
    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, December 26, 2012 8:20 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    How about the issue, any updates?

    Thanks,

    Evan Liu

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

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    Evan Liu
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, January 1, 2013 9:25 AM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    How about the issue, any updates?

    Thanks,

    Evan Liu

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contacttnmff@microsoft.com


    Evan Liu
    TechNet Community Support


    Hello,  I have Ad users 500 I want to create existing users mail-enable how I do ?
    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:30 AM
  • Hi,

    How about the issue, any updates?

    Thanks,

    Evan Liu

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

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    Evan Liu
    TechNet Community Support


    Hello,  I have Ad users 500 I want to create existing users mail-enable how I do ? I have CSV exported users from AD I want to enable mailusers with new email address anyone pls help?

    • Proposed as answer by oliber Thursday, October 13, 2016 1:00 PM
    Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:31 AM
  • Hi,

    Make sure it is not a global group. Must be a universal group.

    You can right click the group in AD and in properties select the radio button of universal group

    Regards

    Mubasher

    Sunday, April 10, 2016 9:42 AM