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Default Distribution group in SBS not including all users

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I have a network that runs Microsoft Small Business Server. When the server was configured a default distribution group was created based upon the company name. I was under the assumption that when you created new users they were automatically assigned to the default distribution group, but that has not been the case. When I add new users they are complaining that they are not getting company wide emails. I added domain users as a member of the distribution group and it still does not work. I have to add the users manually (individually) and then they get the all user emails. Any ideas?
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by:ach_patil
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Is this Query Based Distribution Group??

If it is a normal Distribution group, then you will have to add newly created users manually.

You can create a query based DG, based on some attribute. So whenever an email is sent to this DG, users matching the attribute will recieve the email.
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Query_Based_Distribution_Groups.html
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by:Olaf De Ceuster
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The default DG gets populated automatically if you use the add user wizard in the SBS Server management console. It will not always work if you add users directly in the AD. Also what SP? is the SBS server?
Olaf
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by:gupnit
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Hi,
  • Please use OWA an check the DG, see if the members are visible there or not.
  • If they are then the local Address Books are not getting updated. Make sure you update that.
  • Also, run RUS manually to verify.
Also, what group are you talking about, if the DG is the one that you had created and is not a Query Based DG, then until and unless you add the user manually it will not get inserted.
Hope this helps
Thanks
Nitin
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by:williamstechnologygroup
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I cannot see the DG in the address book in owa. It is my understanding that in Small Business Server there is a global distribution group that is created that all users are a member of automatically. When I create new users and then go into outlook to send an email to the "all users" global distribution group the new users do not get the emails. I don't see that they are added automatically to the group either. I thought by putting domain users in there that would solve this......
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Olaf De Ceuster earned 250 total points
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Check the template you are using for making users. The DG is set in that.
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by:williamstechnologygroup
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sorry it has been so long in replying... I am not sure what you mean by checking the template. I am using the defualt templates provided in the management wizard. The main one I use is the mobile user template....
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by:williamstechnologygroup
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i figured it out. I just added the default distribution group to the group membership of all  of my templates. The thing I don't understand is why it didnt do that by default? Now I need to sort thru the aswers and award points!
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