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create a distribution list with a decimal point  in exchange 2010

Posted on 2013-11-14
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HI Guys ,

I have requested to create a distribution list with a decimal point  in exchange 2010

Eg. Name.surname@tenix.com

is that possible to do that and how

Thanks
Rabih
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by:lindento
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Hi,

this is easy to do as a decimal point is standard char for email addresses.

Depending on what you prefer just use the wizard or powershell.
e.g. powershell command from technet:

New-DistributionGroup -Name "Managers.Group" -OrganizationalUnit "contoso.com/Users" -SamAccountName "Managers" -Type "Security" -alias "Managers.Group"

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by:Rabihhaj
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Hi
thanks for you quik response ,

I already created the DL with no Dot does not allow me to add a Dot ,

Can i work in Exchange not PS

Thanks
Rabih
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lindento earned 500 total points
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Hi,

yes you should be able to use EMC to modify the DL.

Open the management console and find your DL, hit properties on it.
navigate to the email-addresses tab and add another email address which includes the dot as required.

Now your DL is configured to receive emails from both email addresses listed.

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by:Rabihhaj
ID: 39649740
Hi

the above your instruction worked  now

I tried to do it in PS , see the below error i got .
I need the DL to Be a universal ...


A positional parameter cannot be found that accepts argument '-Type'.
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [New-DistributionGroup], ParameterBindingException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : PositionalParameterNotFound,New-DistributionGroup
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by:lindento
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Hi,

Distributionlist are always universal.

the -type option only accepts Distribution or security

Best Regards
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