How to let a user create contacts and manage a distributionlist in Exchange 2010

Hi,

I need to have one of my standard domain users manage a distributionlist. I'm running MS Exchange 2010 on a MS Server 2008 Standard R2 and all users are running Windows XP and Outlook 2007.

The main hurdle is that I'd like the user to be able to create new contacts and then add them to the distributionlist, as all the members don't exist in the global address list.

Can this be done directly from the users Outlook or will she require access to the Exchange 2010 server?

Thanks in advance,
Ronnie
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davorinConnect With a Mentor Commented:
It wouldn't be better to create a new contacts public folder and allow that user to manage contacts in there. I don't think that you need to put all that contacts in your AD, but I don't know your needs.
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DarinTCHSenior CyberSecurity EngineerCommented:
user--from within outlook
grant him/her rights to manage the group from AD - 2 places
within outlook she will see the ability to add or manage the Distribution list
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ronnie13Author Commented:
Thanks. Where in AD do I grant her the necessary permissions?
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ronnie13Author Commented:
Can anybody help me with this?
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Jian An LimSolutions ArchitectCommented:
give the user manager rights


http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2010/management-administration/managing-distribution-lists-exchange-server-2010.html


more details
http://www.exchange-genie.com/2009/08/owa-exchange-control-panel-ecp-part1-rbac/

I am not sure Outlook 2007 can do it, but try the web version.


The particular one that i cannot confirm is to let the users to create contacts .... it maybe able to do so, but i am not 100% sure.


you can test it and tell me whether it works :)
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ronnie13Author Commented:
Hi again,

the challenge is not how I can enable the user to add and remove members of the distribution list but rather if I cal allow her to v´create new contacts without granting her access to the server. This part I'm not sure how to do if it's possible at all.

Thanks,
Ronnie
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Jian An LimSolutions ArchitectCommented:
yup, as i said, this is one of the challenge i am not 100%  sure.

i summarise the link said


goto to https://yoururl.com/ecp 
try to get into the below screen ( i think is clicking user & group)

http://www.exchange-genie.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/rbac3.JPG

in that screen, you will able to click on external contact and create a external contact via ECP
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davorinConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Using distribution lists in this way would only make sense, when you want to enable external senders to send mails to distribution_list_address@your_domain.com email address, which will distribute mails to external contacts (mail addresses). When the senders are internal, you don't need to do that.

What will be the use of that distribution lists?
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ronnie13Author Commented:
Hi davorin,

you're right. The list will only be used by internal users and having it in a contacts public folder would make sense. How do I create that?

Thanks,
Ronnie
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ronnie13Author Commented:
Hi davorin,

I've now created a new folder and added a distributionlist in there. It works perfect.

Thanks a lot for your help with this.
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davorinCommented:
You are welcome.
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