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Exchange 2003 - Restrict modification of distribution groups in the Global Address List from Outlook

I run Exchange 2003 and I am finding that Outlook users can add or remove members of a distribution group in the global address list (GAL). For example, I have a group called "sales" (sales@xxx.com) that distributes to a specific group of people. Well, if Jennifer Receptionist opens her address book in Outlook and picks the Global Address List from the drop down, she can see the "sales" group and can add or remove members. Not a good thing. How do I restrict access to the modification of those groups in the GAL?
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Check the security permission: Open Exchange System Manager>>Recipients>>All Global Address Lists, then check the security under properties and make sure that everyone permission is not R/W!
Sorry...I forgot to add Default Global Address List under All Global Address Lists!
These steps are to grant minimum permissions required for a owner to manage a DL using Outlook Client.
1. On the security tab, click Advanced and Click on "Add"
2. Select the user from the list and click "OK"
3. On the object tab,
      a) Apply onto: Scroll upto select: This object only.
      b) Permissions: Send As: ALLOW.
4. On the properties tab,
      a) Apply onto: Scroll upto select: This object only.
      b) Read Members: ALLOW
      c) Write Members: ALLOW
      d) Click "OK" all the way out.

You need to make sure that the user in question doesnt have these permissions.

Amit Aggarwal.
brainboltAuthor Commented:
Thanks, mqwaider. That is it. Looking into this has spured a follow-up question though... http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Email_Groupware/Exchange_Server/Q_21860556.html
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