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Will using the distribution group as security group impact the Active Directory performance?

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Hello,
Good Day,

My question is very simple and straighforward.

If i use the distribution group as security group, will it impact the AD performance? ... In other words, using the distribution group is for email purpose only but if i use it as security group as well for resource access, will it make my users logon time slow or something? ... or will it create an AD replication bottleneck?

Appreciate your quick response.

Thanks in advance
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Security groups Groups that can have security descriptors associated with them. You define security groups in domains using Active Directory Users And Computers.

Distribution groups Groups that are used as e-mail distribution lists. They can't have security descriptors associated with them. You define distribution groups in domains using Active Directory Users And Computers.

Extract from: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb726978.aspx
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but of course you can create mail enabled security groups so why bother with DL's when one group will do both?
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demazter that was the entire debate here:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_24349300.html
I can see both sides of the argument.
Thanks
Mike
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