Setting up Distribution Group for Hosted Exchange

I have set up a hosted exchange environment by following this guide http://www.kortekservices.com/lyle/, it works well but now i want to create some more distribution groups, since i cannot copy a template user, how do i create a distribution group that will still separate the gal for the companies.
zingabAsked:
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
That bit is not listed in the article, which is why you cannot find it ;-)
How have you segregated your Addesss Lists?
Have you used a Custom Attribute to identify the relevant Groups or did you just use a Separate OU?
If you used a custom attribute, just create a new Distribution Group using either the Exchange Management Shell (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998856(EXCHG.80).aspx) or using the Exchange Management Console (Recipient Configuration> Distribution Group) and set the Custom Attribute to the same setting as the relevant group that needs to see it.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Please have a read through this article, which I have used on my Exchange 2010 server happily and will work for 2007 as it was written for 2007!
If you have set your server up properly, then it should be a piece of cake!
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb936719(EXCHG.80).aspx 
You will basically have to create a distribution group per segregated Global Address List and assign each one the specific identifying detail that you have segregated the Address List using.
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zingabAuthor Commented:
thanks for the reply, i am having trouble finding the part of the article that will assist me, can you specify where i should be looking?.

thanks
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zingabAuthor Commented:
I used the custom attribute, i will try it an award the points once i test. thanks.
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
No problems.  It should work - it has for me!  Just make sure you pick the correct Custom Attribute and set the content exactly the same.
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zingabAuthor Commented:
For some reason i see the distribution group in outlook, but when checking OWA global address list, it does not appear. Any ideas?
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
The way I segregated my Address Books allows me to see the distribution lists.
Have you set the relevant variable required on the Distribution List?
Did you set the Address Lists to sort on the Company field as the Distrbution Lists do not contain the Company variable?
Did you update your Global Address List?
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zingabAuthor Commented:
i set the custom attribute in the distribution list...not sure about the relevant variable?
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Alan HardistyCo-OwnerCommented:
Sorry - that is what I was talking about in a roundabout sort of way ;-)
Can you issue the following commands from the Exchange Management Shell:
  • Update-AddressList "Address List Name"
  • Update-GlobalAddressList "Global Address List Name"
  • Update-OfflineAddressBook "Offline Address Book Name"
  • Update-FileDistributionService SERVERNAME -type OAB
Please change the relevant address list names for the ones that are applicable for your new Distribution Lists contacts (please include the quote marks in all commands unless you don't have any spaces in your Address List names).
Once done, please check OWA again.
Please also check you have not set the Distribution List to be hidden from Exchange Address Lists.
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zingabAuthor Commented:
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