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Posted on 2006-06-01
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I created two Global Email Distribution lists from the Exchange Active Directory Users and Computer control.

I added members to these lists, and I created the Exchange email account.

Its been about 2 hours, and the lists are not visible from Outlook.

Is there a way to force the update to occur, or did I miss a step?
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ganongj earned 2000 total points
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Hi andrefortier7,

i'm a little confused by your description.  You do not have to create an e-mail address separate from the distribution list itself.  If you go to the Distribution list object in Ad/Users and Computers and select the e-mail addresses tab, you will see the address that was assigned automatically.  Of course, you can add addtional e-mail addresses, etc... here, but I don't think that's wht you're wanting.

Make sure you haven't got the boxed check under the Exchange Advanced tab that hides the address from the GAL.

You should see the address appear in under 5 minutes.

You shouldn't ever need to force these updates...

Jim
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I used the email address the Distribution List created: AllEmployees

I added employee email addresses in the Members tab.

I have verified that the distribution list is not hidden from the GAL.

Tried to even email the group, and Exchange comes back and says that the name does not exist.
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by:andrefortier7
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Woops.

It was the keyboard / chair interface problem.

The global list is under All Groups in the Outlook Show Names list.
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by:ganongj
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Ahh,

acronymn for problem P.E.B.K.A.C.

(problem exists between keyboard and computer).

glad you got it, though! take care!

Jim
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