Trouble Mail Enabling a Disabled Distribution Group - Exchange 2010

Posted on 2011-10-10
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I was unable to edit recipients of a distribution group, so I disabled it.  Now it no longer appears under Recipient Configuration/Distribution Group.  I can find it under Active Directory and make changes, however, I am unable to see how to mail enable it, other than deleting and re-creating.

Please help!
Question by:spaethg000
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    Assisted Solution

    When you disabled it, it removed all Exchange attributes and left the AD account intact.

    Mail enable it again by creating a new DG, but selecting existing group.

    Follow steps in the link

    Author Comment

    I was on that link.  I see only six groups, but none are the distribution group I have disabled.  I see only Enterprise Admins, Exchange Servers, Exchange Trusted Subsystem, Exchange Windows Permissions, ExchangeLegacyInterop, and Schema Admins.
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    Accepted Solution

    Make sure that the group in AD is universal. If not, make it universal. Right click -> properties (in AD).

    Author Comment

    It says "The following Active Directory Domain Services error occurred: A global group cannot have a universal group as a member."

    Author Comment

    I think I got it under control.  I deleted the small number of members, converted to Universal, then re-added them.

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