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Distribution Groups are Not resolving properly in Active Directory

Posted on 2013-12-12
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Greetings, I am attempting to get Message Morderation working however when I go to PowerShell on the Exchange Server, I cannot resolve Distribution Group Names or Alias's.

Example:
$members = Get-DynamicDistributionGroup -Identity "itgroup"
Get-Recipient -RecipientPreviewFilter $members.RecipientFilter > itgroup.txt
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by:Nick Rhode
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Was it created as a dynamic distribution group?
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by:gregelectronics
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That I am not sure? these were groups created before my time here at this company. How can I check this? I do not believe this was done as the knowledge of the Tier 2 group who created this enviroinment was limited and not all best practices.
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by:Nick Rhode
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As the link above states try it as a distribution group vs a dynamic distribution group
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by:gregelectronics
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Thanks, however the primary goal is to get Message Moderation working, I was using a few commands to see if I could get the list which is part of the process of troubleshooting.
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by:piattnd
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Perhaps you can explain then why you are trying to get the list in the first place.  The method posted does get the list of users from the distribution group, the same functionality as what you had posted for in this question, so I'm confused why that wouldn't work.  Why do you want this list in regards to getting the moderation working?
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by:gregelectronics
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Sorry for the confusion, I was testing this in Powershell and was not able to resolve the DG's from the domain as shown in the screenshot.
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by:gregelectronics
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What I need to get working is Message Moderation, do ou have any ideas?
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by:piattnd
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Try putting in the full distinguishedName to the group object when using the command.  That will help determine if it's an issue with resolution from an alias or if it's a problem with the object type.
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123796(v=exchg.150).aspx if you have questions on what the DN would be (at least the format).
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gregelectronics earned 0 total points
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Greetings the issue was resolved the system mailboxes which the supports Message Moderation was located on an Exchange Server that had been shutdown for 6 months. Turn on Exchange Server and move system mailboxes to DAG.

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We resolve our own issue by digging alittle deeper into the problem. Checking Queues and Logs.
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We resolve our own issue by digging alittle deeper into the problem. Checking Queues and Logs.
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