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Posted on 2006-11-07
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I could not find a good example of steps for what I want to do so I thought I would throw it your way to see if I could get good instructions.

I need to do two things:

1. I need an email address that when mail is sent to it it is routed to a group of people.  So it may be infor@domain.com but will actuall go to msmith@domainc.com and troberts@domain.com.

2. I need a create some department lists for internal puposes.  So when someone within the office wants to send a message to the marketing department they can choose marketing department from the global address list and their message will be sent to everyone in Marketing.  

I appreciate the help and I cannot imagine these questions have not been answered in the past, I just ran out of patients looking for the answer.  Thanks again for the help.
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go into AD-create a distribution group-add necessary users to the group-simple as that
make sure the group is visible in the GAL
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Ok I figured out what I was doing wrong on question number 1.

Poweruser32 what do you mean "make sure group is visible in the GAL".  I have created a distribution list in the past and when everyone looks in the GAL it is not there, what could I be doing incorrectly?
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go to DG in AD-properties-exchange tab -there is a setting with hide from GAL there somewhere
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Poweruser32 could I get the steps from you?
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go to the DG(you created)-properties-advaced tab in Active Directory
make sure" hide from address list "is not ticked
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make sure it is distribution group-not security group which is different
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For the DL to be visible in GAL, you need to enable email address for the DL as well. Right click the DL, click exchange tasks and create/assign email address. This will ensure the visibility of DLs in GAL. By default all DLs are visible in GAL when you email addresses enabled. You can then choose to hide from the GAL in advanced property of the DL.
Coming to the question,

>> I need an email address that when mail is sent to it it is routed to a group of people.  So it may be infor@domain.com but will actuall go to msmith@domainc.com and troberts@domain.com

You can create distribution group with email address enabled and add those users as members

>>I need a create some department lists for internal puposes.  So when someone within the office wants to send a message to the marketing department they can choose marketing department from the global address list and their message will be sent to everyone in Marketing.

I suggest you to create Distribution group with email address enabled and add the users in concerned department as members.
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Thanks for the help but I think I have it.  I was trying to do this on the domain controller 1 and it did not have the functionality you are describing, but on the actual excahnge server it did.

I made the change and I am guessing it is going to need to "synch" for the rest of the network to see the group in the GAL.
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I suggest you to load ESM in your DC 1 (if it is not clustered). Thereby you can see the exchange related attributes as well in DC1
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