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Hello,

I'm cleaning up AD mail enabled security groups. I want to remove their Exchange attributes so they are no longer mail enabled. However I would like to create the same name and append _DL . This way all AD objects with _DL will be mail enabled Global Ditribution lists. The members have to be copied over.
For example:
We now have in AD the Group "IT Dept" which is a mail enabled Global Security Group. We have 10 users in the member field added. So someone can write to "IT Dept@domain.com" and the 10 members get the email.
I would like to change it to:                      
"IT Dept_DL" and make it a Mail enabled Global Distribution Group and have all the 10 users copied over.

Because I have about 187 groups to do is there a way to have a script running that will do this instead of me doing it manually?

I found a script in the forum that enables me to do just what I want but there is no txt file that references all the groups.

Here it is:

@echo off
setlocal
 
set oldgroupdn=cn=it_test,ou=it Groups,dc=lab,dc=com
set newgroupdn=cn=it_test_DL,ou=it Groups,dc=lab,dc=com
 
dsadd group "%newgroupdn%" -secgrp no -scope g
dsget group "%oldgroupdn%" -members | dsmod group "%newgroupdn%" -addmbr

Where can I reference in the script a txt file with all the groups?

Tacobell2000
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by:Henrik Johansson
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See ExchMbx on following link for command line utility for exchange tasks:
http://www.joeware.net/freetools/tools/exchmbx/

The snippet below should do what you want.
groups.txt includes group names, one per line.
Script expect OU-base for new group as first argument.
@echo off
set OUBASE=%~1
for /F %%a in (groups.txt) do (
  dsadd group "DN=%%a_DL,%OUBASE%" -secgrp no -scope g
  dsquery group -name %%a | dsget group -members | dsmod group "CN=%%a_DL,%OUBASE%" -addmbr
  exchmbx -b "CN=%%a_DL,%OUBASE%" -me %%a@domain.com
)

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by:Tacobell2000
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ok...I copied and pasted this into notepad and renamed the extension cmd. Created a group.txt and put it in the root of the c drive. Double clicked on the cmd file and nothing happened.

@echo off
set OUBASE=%~1
for /F %%a in (groups.txt) do (
  dsadd group "DN=%%a_DL,%OUBASE%" -secgrp no -scope g
  dsquery group -name %%a | dsget group -members | dsmod group "CN=%%a_DL,%OUBASE%" -addmbr
  exchmbx -b "CN=%%a_DL,%OUBASE%" -me %%a@domain.com
)
 
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Henrik Johansson earned 2000 total points
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The 'SET OUBASE=%~1' means that it sets OU-base to be first argument of the script and you nead to run it from the command prompt like below:
C:\>extension.cmd "OU=..."

Or change the 'SET OUBASE=' line to have a static value instead of %~1.
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