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Can add Distribution Group to set alerts in SharePoint?

Hi, I need to set alerts for 4000 users in SharePoint library for SharePoint 2007/2010/2013 versions library. I can add these users email id individually but it will take too much time.

So it there any possibilities to add DL in alert? Or any easy way.
Minesh Shah
Minesh Shah
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Rainer JeschorCommented:
the "distribution list" has to be a security group in AD - a simple Exchange distribution list will not work.
Therefore create an AD security group and add your members there. Then mail-enable the group in Exchange, afterwards you can create alerts for this group.

Step-by-step guide:

And finally, I would not add 4000 users individually - that can have a huge performance impact.

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