I am trying to add people from outside our domain to a couple of distrobution groups (using sbs2k3). I found that I can accomplish this by adding the outside users as new contacts in Active Directory (I couldn't find a way using Server Management). I then added the contacts to the distrobution group, and everything seemed to be working fine.
I have two questions, however.
First, is this the 'proper' way to accomplish my goal in an SBS environment? I know that using the wizards is recommended, if not required, but I couldn't find a way to do it using Server Management.
Second, and more important, is does creating a 'contact' in active directory count towards our available CAL's? I wouldn't think so, but since creating the new distrobution group, we are getting some 'out of licenses warnings'. I am unaware of any other admins adding users. In the licensing section of server management, I now see 30 installed licenses with a maximum of 33.
Thanks for your thoughts.