Groupwise default distribution lists

Posted on 2009-05-27
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Last Modified: 2013-11-12
Is there a way to define a default distribution list that every new user gets added to as they are created? I thought their was but I can't find an anywhere to set it in Consoleone. We are using Groupwise 703.
Question by:shuser2009
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Expert Comment

ID: 24493013
The only thing you can do related to Groupwise while creating the user in eDirectory is assign them to a post office.

A possible way to do what you want:

1. Create an eDirectory group and use it as a GroupWise Distribution List by assigning it to a post office (see http://www.novell.com/documentation/gw7/index.html , it's in the section on Distribution Lists).

2. Create a Template object in eDirectory that includes membership in the eDirectory group you created, and use that when you create new users.

Author Comment

ID: 24494197
When you say create a template. Could you step me through that? Not sure where that is.

Accepted Solution

dabernathy earned 2000 total points
ID: 24494420
In ConsoleOne, select the container you want to put the template in. Then choose File | New | Object and select Template from the list. Give it a name, cilck "Define Additional Properties", then click OK.

Fill in the info from there. It's the same as creating a new user but instead it's an object that holds whatever predefined user settings you want, to save time when creating an actual user later on.

 When you do create a new User object, one of the options presented is "use template". When you use a template when creating a user, the new user's information will be populated with whatever is in the template - including any eDirectory group memberships, which is what you're after.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 31585964
Thanks that works.

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