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difference between DL & DDL RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    What is the difference between distribution group and security group?

    What is the difference between distribution group and Dynamic distribution group?

    Thanks & Regards

    Surendhar.J

    Monday, December 21, 2015 12:12 PM

Answers

  • Hi

     - Difference is that you cannot assign permissions to distribution groups. They are using for mail distribution only.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781446(v=ws.10).aspx

     - Dynamic distribution groups are mail-enabled Active Directory group objects that are created to expedite the mass sending of email messages and other information within a Microsoft Exchange organization.

    Unlike regular distribution groups that contain a defined set of members, the membership list for dynamic distribution groups is calculated each time a message is sent to the group, based on the filters and conditions that you define. When an email message is sent to a dynamic distribution group, it’s delivered to all recipients in the organization that match the criteria defined for that group.


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    Monday, December 21, 2015 1:07 PM
  • What is the difference between distribution group and Dynamic distribution group?

    Regarding the Dynamic distribution group, it just means that the members are "Dynamic", not "Static". The members will be selected according to a filter you specify at each time a mail is sent.
     
    For example, when you create a dynamic distribution list for each of the remote offices, then any new users you added to the OU for a remote office will automatically be added to the DDL.
     

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    Ethan Hua


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    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 6:56 AM
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  • Hi

     - Difference is that you cannot assign permissions to distribution groups. They are using for mail distribution only.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781446(v=ws.10).aspx

     - Dynamic distribution groups are mail-enabled Active Directory group objects that are created to expedite the mass sending of email messages and other information within a Microsoft Exchange organization.

    Unlike regular distribution groups that contain a defined set of members, the membership list for dynamic distribution groups is calculated each time a message is sent to the group, based on the filters and conditions that you define. When an email message is sent to a dynamic distribution group, it’s delivered to all recipients in the organization that match the criteria defined for that group.


    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees,and confers no rights. Best regards Burak Uğur

    Monday, December 21, 2015 1:07 PM
  • What is the difference between distribution group and Dynamic distribution group?

    Regarding the Dynamic distribution group, it just means that the members are "Dynamic", not "Static". The members will be selected according to a filter you specify at each time a mail is sent.
     
    For example, when you create a dynamic distribution list for each of the remote offices, then any new users you added to the OU for a remote office will automatically be added to the DDL.
     

    Regards,

    Ethan Hua


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com

    Tuesday, December 22, 2015 6:56 AM
    Moderator