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Distribution Group doesn't appear in Exchange Mgmt Console

I created a Global Distribution Group in AD on my Domain Controller, then added the appropriate users to that list...

When I go into the Exchange Management Console (EX 2007) I do not see it listed under Recipient Configuration > Distribution Group.

I've also tried to add it by clicking New Distribution Group...and then browsing for an existing group but it does not show up there either.  What am I missing?

Thanks.
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
Check to ensure you haven't clicked "hide from address list"
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
DL created in AD wouldnt show in EMC as both AD and Exchange Engine Database are different so you will have to create a DL in EMC or Shell and it will create a object in AD.

- Rancy
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Configure Distribution Group Properties
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb125178.aspx

Distribution groups are mail-enabled Active Directory group objects that are created to expedite the mass sending of e-mail messages and other information within an Exchange organization.

There are two types of distribution groups:

    Mail-enabled universal distribution groups can be used only to distribute messages.
    Mail-enabled universal security groups can be used to distribute messages as well as to grant access permissions to resources in Active Directory.

- Rancy
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Brad BouchardInformation Systems Security OfficerCommented:
I must have read the original post wrong, I thought you created this list in EMC, sorry.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Create a Distribution Group
technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124513.aspx

This is what i wanted to share.

- Rancy
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mgcITAuthor Commented:
from the technet link above..

"Use the New Distribution Group wizard to create a new distribution group in your Exchange organization or to mail-enable an existing group in Active Directory."

When you go through the wizard it gives you the option to browse for an existing list... this is what I am trying to do.  Why can't I see the existing list at that point?
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Is the DL already mail enabled if so check in the Distribution group in EMC ?
Existing list can only be checked if its just a normal object without any exchange attributes added to it ?

If you run the below command do you see your list in it ?
Get-DistributionGroup

- Rancy
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MegaNuk3Commented:
You need to make it a Universal Group. Exchange only likes Universal groups for DLs nowadays.
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mgcITAuthor Commented:
Thank you
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
I had shared the article on post 38302860 and said about  Mail-enabled universal distribution groups ?? wasnt thats good ?

- Rancy
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South ModModeratorCommented:
mgcIT,

It would seem that the post from Rancy here: http:#a38302860 should have been included in the selected answers. It seems that the solution was that you must use a  "universal distribution group", which is clearly stated (in yellow highlighting) at the link provided by Rancy.

To that end, I've reopened the question so that you can take another stab at the closure. Remember that it's always good to provide a summary of your solution, and a short explanation of why you chose the comments you did.

http:#a38302972 (450 pts)
http:#a38303218 (50 pts)

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MegaNuk3Commented:
Rancy was talking about Universal distribution groups, but never said to make the existing group into a Universal DG, like I did.
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