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I need advice on setting up role groups, account groups, security groups and distribution groups

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I recently began trying to set up a role group/account group structure. As of right now each individual user account belongs to several groups for security and distribution. I was planning on have each user belong to only one role group and the role group would have all the security and distribution groups attached to it. I began by going to the Exchange console and right clicking DISTRIBUTION GROUP and selecting NEW DISTRIBUTION GROUP. I created several role groups this way and made the appropriate users members. The next day I went to my workstation and opened ADUC and browsed to GROUPS/SECURITY ROLE GROUPS. I started making these role groups members of other groups and realized real fast they had been created as UNIVERSAL GROUPS and I could not make them members of the GLOBAL GROUPS they had to belong to. I quickly converted them and things seemed to be ok. Then I decided I did not like my naming scheme and renamed the groups, replacing _ with - and correcting a few typos. I thought I had it all cleaned up, but I just went back to my EXCHANGE CONSOLE and see the original groups still have their orignal names and email addresses attached to them. It has been over a day now and ADUC still displays what I want, but it has not changed in the EXCHANGE MANAGMENT CONSOLE. Does this sound like a sync problem? Is it normal for the original group names to remain in the EXCHANGE CONSOLE? Should I rename them there as well? Or perhaps I am going about creating role groups wrong. I need them to be mail enabled, but is there a better way to do it so they can be created as mail enabled, global, security groups? All advice welcome....We are using Windows 2003 and Exchange 2007
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Force a sync of the offline address list

Exchange system manager\recipients\offline address lists

Right-click and rebuild

Then from outlook go to Send/receive \ download address book  and uncheck "Download changes since..."

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ok not sure what you mean by "system manager"?? the exchange managment console?? I do not see a "recipients" or "offline address lists"...but sounds like you are onto something...thanks
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Sorry I seen 2003 and was thinking Exchange 2003...

2007 yes use EMC

Same process

organization configuration\Mailbox\Offline Address Book\ right-click \ update
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