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Is it possible to create an email distribution list that will appear in everyone's address book in outlook/exchange?

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Is it possible to create an email distribution list that will appear in everyone's address book in Outlook who is in our domain?  We are using Exchange 2003 and many people are using Outlook 2010, but we have some using older versions of Outlook (2007 and 2003).  For example, I want to create a distribution list called, "All Employees" and I want it to (obviously) have all of our employees in it and I want it to appear in everyone's address book with the same "All Employees" name.  Is this possible?  If so, how?
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by:Rajitha Chimmani
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Yes. Create a query based distribution list on serverand it will appear in the GAL.
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by:Brent Johnson
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Okay, so I tried to create a new query based DL and it is saying, "You can only create a query-based distribution group object in Exchange Server 2003 native mode."
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Wait is that your saying a new Address list or a DL

DL is simply a mass mailer whereas AddressList is when you click to and select a list from the dropdown and users in it

You will have to create a Dynamic DL in Exchange 2010 with shell
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_26812195.html
http://smtpport25.wordpress.com/2010/07/29/exchange-20072010-dynamic-distribution-list-customizing/

- Rancy
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Looks like your environment has older versions of Exchange that is Exchange 2003 mixed mode. You cannot create query based DLs in that environment. Check the link below. In your case, you have to create a normal DL and add all users to the DL manually. Each time a new user is created it must be added to this DL manually.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996524(v=exchg.65).aspx
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by:Brent Johnson
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Thank you, Rajitha.  We are upgrading to Exchange 2010 this week so hopefully we will be able to create DL's on the new platform.
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