Problem with security groups on exchange

Posted on 2004-03-26
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Hi all,
I have a problem with our AD forest. We have one top domain called something.local
and 2 child domains called domain1.something.local and domain2.something.local

The exchange 2000 server is running in the top domain, native mode, and the whole forest is running in native mode.
The thing is that we have several mailboxes that a number of users should be able to access in outlook.
When i add the users to mailbox rights everything works fine, but when i add a security group to the mailbox rights containing the users that should have access to the mailbox, they cant open it in outlook. I have tried with domain local/global and universal groups but nothing works. I also have run netdiag and other tools but they cant find any problems with the AD.

Suggestions anyone?
I would have put more points into this if I had =)

Question by:mcsallad
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Expert Comment

ID: 10685839
Add each user separately

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Author Comment

ID: 10685843
Yes, I have done that, but since we have a lot of shared mailboxex and a LOT of users that is too time consuming, why doesnt it work with groups?

Expert Comment

ID: 10686912
Have you tried distribution groups as opposed to security groups, security groups have ACL's associated with them, which in this case it doesn't sound like you need.  Distribution groups are to organise other groups and users and should solve your problem.
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Author Comment

ID: 10711774
Well, that doesnt work, I can tell you without even trying, you cant give mailbox rights to a distribution group...
Distribution groups are precisely what they sound like, distribution groups nothing else

Author Comment

ID: 10811732
Hum, when I create the groups in the top domain everything works fine, but not when I create them in the subdomains..

Author Comment

ID: 10811733
Hum, when I create the groups in the top domain everything works fine, but not when I create them in the subdomains..
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