Security Group in Exchange needs email address

Posted on 2009-04-01
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
We have an old "Customer Service" Security group sitting in AD. It does not currently have an email address. We are using Exchange 2007. How do I assign this security group an email address? I tried creating a new Distribution Group in Exchange, but it says that this object already exists and it points to the security group.

Not to familiar with Exchange 2007, so all help/ideas are welcome.
Question by:pzozulka
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Expert Comment

ID: 24042879
If exchange states the object exists then it's lilkey already email enabled. what happens when you send email to the DL? can you see the group in the GAL?

Author Comment

ID: 24042952
This recipient e-mail address was not found in the recipient e-mail system. Microsoft Exchange will not try to redeliver this message for you. Please check the recipient e-mail address and try resending this message, or provide the following diagnostic text to your system administrator.

This is what happens when I try to email.

What is GAL?

Author Comment

ID: 24042973
I do not see this group anywhere in the Exchange Management Console. I know for a fact that it exists in AD, but how do I grab it from AD, import it into EMC, and assign it an email.
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Expert Comment

ID: 24043038

depending on the functional levels of your forest/domain and grp type..etc you may be able to convert it and email enable it.

Accepted Solution

GorazdSemrov earned 500 total points
ID: 24044825
First make sure the scope of security group is set to Universal, then Create Distribution Group and choose Existing Group option at the beginning of wizard.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31565502
Perfect. Thanks.

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