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Can You use Job Title field from AD in Dynamic Dist Group on Exchange 2008?

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Is there a way to use Job title for a Dynamic Distribution Groups in exchange 2008?
I need my end-users to be able to select a group from Address Book like Media Specialists, Principals, Assistant Principals, etc.
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by:Auric1983
ID: 37837290
Unfortunately the Job title is not an option, company, department, or a list of custom attributes are though.

Do you want a dynamic address list or distribution group?  Address list would show up in the GAL, as a "folder" for example I have dynamic address lists for all my company locations.
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by:CCSDTech
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I would like to keep a Dynamic Distribution Group.  I am using the company name as a label for now to make my Dynamic Dist Group.  It works good until I have a staff member that needs to be in two groups.  I think I will have to use custom attributes at that time.
Thanks so much for your help.
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by:Auric1983
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Hate to suggest this, but you might also consider using static distribution groups in this case so that you (or the users) can control what distribution lists they are members of?

Can you use the Location field or Department for any of it?
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by:CCSDTech
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No I need department so end-users can see which school the staff member is located.

Tried to create a distribution group but I cannot get it to work like I want it too.

Just looking for some kind of a hidden trick.....
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by:Auric1983
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In Exchange 2010 you can allow users you manage distribution groups themselves so they can self-subscribe or have somebody in charge of that group (other than IT) is that helpful?
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by:CCSDTech
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We are running Exchange 2008.  Looks like I may need to upgrade.  I am coming from a Groupwise background.  I am in the middle of the learning curve.  Thanks so much for your help.
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by:Auric1983
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There is no exchange 2008, its either 2007 or 2010
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by:CCSDTech
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You are so right...  Just checked we are running 2010.  How can uses manage distribution groups?  thanks
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Here is a good article on how to set up self service distribution groups. http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2010/management-administration/managing-distribution-lists-exchange-server-2010.html 

Note, you can set it up in two ways, "Owner Approved" or "Open" owner approved requires the owner of that list to approve the membership request.  It works quite well.
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