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Can you add a security group to a distribution group and all security group members wiil recieve the email for the distribution group?

I want to be able to add an entire security group to a new distribution group and have all members of the security group recieve the email sent to the distribution group. This only works if I add users ito the distirbution group individually.
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darotzarena
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Darius GhassemCommented:
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A2the6thCommented:
Here is a little supplemental information that may help you.

I would suggest just mail enabling the security group.  Then everyone in the list will get an email sent to whatever SMTP you assign to it.

The article that darius refers to above will tell you how to do it.

Cheers
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darotzarenaAuthor Commented:
A2the6th - I understand how to do that, my problem is I would like to combine all of my office security groups into one distribution group (with one email address) so I can send out mass company wide emails. I have about 10 office security groups.  If I could find a way to just add these to a distribution group it would save me some time.

Any idea?
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A2the6thCommented:
I understand now, I apologize I didn't get that you had multiple groups that needed to be assigned to the distribution list.

If you create the distribution list as a universal group.  You can then add security groups that are either global or universal to the distribution list instead of individual's.

I hope that is clear.

Thanks
Chace
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darotzarenaAuthor Commented:
I can add them all day long, I just can't get the users in the security groups (that I add to the distribution group) to recieve  emails sent to the distribution group. Make sense?
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A2the6thCommented:
So for clarification you have the distribution group created.  On the members tab in the properties of the distribution group, you show the security groups.  Within the security groups the members tab shows individual's with valid SMTP's.  

If you send an individual an email they receive it.  If the security groups have been mail enabled you can send an email to the security group and the individuals receive the email.

As the final step you send an email to the distribution group and no individuals receive the email.  Can you confirm that this is correct?

Thanks
Chace
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darotzarenaAuthor Commented:
A2the6th
I know it is confusing - but you are on the right track. I will clarify a little more

Security Groups: Office1, Office2, etc..
These security groups already exist and are smtp enabled. Email address for each security group is ex: Office1@email.com; Office2@email.com.
Each Office security group contains all users for that particuliar office. If I send an email to Office1@email.com all individual users in the security group Office1 will get the email in thier Outlook inbox. Works perfect.

Now I want to create a Enterprise-wide distribution group, calling it OfficeAll. Email address will be OfficeAll@email.com. I want to add all of my office security groups to this distribution group and have all users in the security group recieve email sent to officeall@email.com
So far this is not working. If I add users individually to the officeall distribution group, they can recieve the email sent to officeall@email.com. If I add the entire security group, users in the security group do not get the email.
Make sense?
I just figured I couldn't be the first person trying to do this.
Thanks for you time and help so far.
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A2the6thCommented:
This has to do with group nesting but I don't have the answer at the moment.  I unfortunately won't be online until about 7:30 a.m. CST tomorrow.  You may want to due a bit of research on group nesting issues and see if you can find a hit.

Otherwise I will pick this up in the morning.

thanks
Chace
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darotzarenaAuthor Commented:
Chace,
OK - I completely deleted the distribution group I had created to test. I created a new dist. group and made it a Universal group and BAM - works perfect. I believe you said something about making it a Universal rather than Global, but I overlooked it.
Anyway, it is working great now. Thanks for your time.

Brad
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A2the6thCommented:
I did indeed recommend making it a universal group.  I am glad to hear it is working.  If that answered your question don't forget to assign the points.

Thanks
Chace
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