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Easy (I mean easy) way to export mail enabled Exchange (2003) Distribution Lists (DL) with required information

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I need a way (trialed Quest and Power Tools with little success) to simply run down a forest, grab every mail enabled DL, output the membership lists which include usernames and alias + email address, even if a DL is made from 5 other DL's (if it is the sub-DL's would opviously be reported again as a DL's farther down the list) to a file (CSV). After searching all the solutions, there is no easy nor is there a consistent reply to extract the information. I want to run this from Exchange or DC server (not Outlook one by one DL export).
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by:e_aravind
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IMO, there is no easy way to get the data.

One tool which i would recollect is memberof
http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/tips/jsi-tip-5871-freeware-memberof-utility-.aspx

> Need to double-check and work on the other few lines to get the CSV output
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by:Amit
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Login to your Exchange server.
Goto Run>Type dsa.msc hit enter
You will see a Saved Queries Icon
Right Click on that and select New>Query
Give the Name like Mailenable DL
Click on Define Query
Under Find> Select Exchange Recipients and select Mail-Enabled Groups
Uncheck others
Click Ok twice
Click on Action Menu and select Refresh. Right hand side you have the results
Now Goto View and click Add/Remove Column and customise the view more
Right click on the created query and export the results to .csv

Hope this helps
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by:Amit
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If you can buy a tool look for Hyena

http://www.systemtools.com/hyena/index.html
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by:Outsourced2Coud
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Ik, thanks I'll review these options. I'm not adverse to buying a tool if it can do what is required, the other options, the scripts seem limited. Power GUI with Powershell is close but still missing.
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by:Outsourced2Coud
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Thanks 'amitkulshrestha', I get the ist of mailenabled DL's and their email addresses, no members though. Half there, of all the tools, even the ARKES (Exchange Server edition), not one of these can do this task, they all seem to come up short.
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by:Amit
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You can play with two tools at http://joeware.net/freetools/

ADFIND and MEMBER Of
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by:Outsourced2Coud
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No, two parts of my question, I need the email addresses of the members, be it a domain member of a contact. It has to scour the entire forest, cover all DL's or Security groups that also double as a DL (mail enabled), hence those LDIF and the membo of etc, do not do it.
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by:Amit
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Let me see if i can write a script for this...No commitment right now.
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by:Outsourced2Coud
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The is a Admin Reprting Kir for Exchange which is actually much better and has the reports I need. It is a pay solution but the ability I can get with it and ease of use works for me.
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