[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


Global Distribution email lists not working

Posted on 2006-06-01
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-03-06
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?
Question by:andrefortier7
  • 2
  • 2

Accepted Solution

ganongj earned 2000 total points
ID: 16809751
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...


Author Comment

ID: 16809790
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.

Author Comment

ID: 16809913

It was the keyboard / chair interface problem.

The global list is under All Groups in the Outlook Show Names list.

Expert Comment

ID: 16810687

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

(problem exists between keyboard and computer).

glad you got it, though! take care!


Featured Post

Restore individual SQL databases with ease

Veeam Explorer for Microsoft SQL Server delivers an easy-to-use, wizard-driven interface for restoring your databases from a backup. No expert SQL background required. Web interface provides a complete view of all available SQL databases to simplify the recovery of lost database

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Eseutil Hard Recovery is part of exchange tool and ensures Exchange mailbox data recovery when mailbox gets corrupt due to some problem on Exchange server.
Steps to fix error: “Couldn’t mount the database that you specified. Specified database: HU-DB; Error code: An Active Manager operation fail”
In this video we show how to create an Accepted Domain in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Mail Flow >> Ac…
The basic steps you have just learned will be implemented in this video. The basic steps are shown to configure an Exchange DAG in a live working Exchange Server Environment and manage the same (Exchange Server 2010 Software is used in a Windows Ser…
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month19 days, 20 hours left to enroll

873 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question