Viewing Exchange Distribution List With Hidden Membership

Posted on 2008-11-06
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have a few distribution lists with hidden membership.  I would like to query the members of the list but do not know how accomplish my task.  The normal "Users and Computers" hides the membership and I do not know what other utilities/scripts may work.  I do not deal with Exchange much and therefore do not know what resources and configuration settings are available.

Any help is much appreciated.

Question by:MegaSprint
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    Accepted Solution

    Try using CSVDE from a command prompt to export the group membership. It would be something like the following:

    csvde -f C:\MemberExport.csv -r "memberOf=CN=YOURLIST,CN=users,DC=YourDomain,DC=com" -l samAccountName,displayName

    This will create a file named memberexport.csv for the distribution list named 'yourlist', and will show their login & display name in the output file. Main thing is to use the full distinguished name of the distribution list after the "memberOf=" part.

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    Thanks for your suggestion.  I have not had a change to test the command you suggested, but I am familiar with it.  I will just iterate through the users and generate a membership list from the users instead of the group.

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