troubleshooting Question

Weird prompt when deleting a Distribution Group from Exchange 2003

Avatar of 3SixtySupport
3SixtySupport asked on
ExchangeEmail ServersActive Directory
2 Comments2 Solutions316 ViewsLast Modified:
Im deleting a Distribution List from an Exchange enabled AD U&C on an Exchange 2003 server. When I try to delete the Distribution List, I get the following prompt:

See attached file.

Perhaps Ive never deleted a Distribution List before and this is a standard message, but I cannot work out what is being marked for deletion. I would understand it if it was a mailbox, but its not. I get this prompt also when deleting a Dist Grp which doesnt have any members, as I was initially concerned that it was these which were going to be marked for deletion. To be sure, Ive cleared out the Members List first.

The environment is Exch 2000\2003\2007 in one org, but the Dist Group cannot be administered from Exch 2007 as it doesnt have the Exchange related tabs, i.e. Exchange General, etc and as a result, cannot be seen in the Exch 2007 console. I know this isnt the problem though as I get this on another test Dist Group which does appear and also correctly has the tabs.

Hope this is clear. It isnt stopping me doing anything as I have worked around my concerns by emptying the group of members, but I want to know what it is as Dist Groups arent mailboxes as far as I know!?

Any questions, please ask!
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 2 Answers and 2 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 2 Answers and 2 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros