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Adverse effects of changing group from Distribution to Security?

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Quick question -

Had to make a shared folder for a management group, and instead of applying permissions one by one i wanted to use a group.  While creating group I found it already existed, as a distribution group.  This distro had the same users and uses the name i wanted to use.  Obviously as a distribution group it would not be available to apply permissions with.

Went into AD and changed it from Distribution to Security.  Permissions applied fine. Sent test email to distro and all members received it.  Seems fine to me, but i want to ensure that i haven't missed any steps or could have something bad happen down the line.

Thanks in advance
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No, it should be fine changing from Distribution to Security of a group.

There are issues changing from Security to Distribution of a group as you will loose permissions.
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this is easy way and you will loose only the permissions.

Please refer the below link for more info.
http://exchangepedia.com/2012/08/exchange-2010-change-security-group-to-distribution-group.html
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by:jstiling82
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makes sense, in regards to the possibility of unintended users either having access to resources or being on a distribution list.  in this case, as i'm dealing with a tight-knit management team, i don't foresee this being an issue.  thank you both for your responses.
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