create a distribution list for Outlook in ad lds

Hello experts,

I've created an AD LDS instance with third party contacts.
Now I want to create a distribution list for Outlook.

In outlook I can query for single contacts and groups. But eventhough I've created a group with members in it. It doesn't show up as a group with + for it's name.

Please help me create a group without a groupemailaddress but with members.

See attached files for extra info.

Kind regards,

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KNBsysteembeheer01Connect With a Mentor Author Commented:
We've found a different solution by putting the contacts and groups in ADDS instead of ADLDS. At first Exchange didn't see the groups.

These are attributes that you need to make them visible in Exchange and usable in Outlook:

legacyExchangeDN: /o=KNB/ou=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT)/cn=Recipients/cn=randomcharacters
msExchversion: 44220983382016
Proxyaddresses: SMTP:mailaddress
targetaddress: SMTP:mailaddress
showinaddressbook: point to global or your custom addresslist

msExchversion is in this particular case: exchange2010. 2013 has a different number.
for the legacyexchangedn attribute, make sure that the last part has to be unique.

We had a test and prod ou with the same data except for the fact that test had a pre-fix "test" everywhere. So became

But I couldn't mail to the recipient due to the fact that the Exchangelegacydn attribute where still the same. So be aware of that. I took me quitte a well to find it.
Tom Jacob ChirayilSystems EngineerCommented:
Please try recreating the Outlook Profile and see if it resolves.
If not, create the profile in another computer and see if it still persists.

I suggest you check the following post as well.
KNBsysteembeheer01Author Commented:
Hi and thanks for your reply, but it's not what I'm looking for. I'm having trouble creating a distribution list on my ad lds server and make it usable in Outlook. I can see the group but it's not the same type of group as a locally made distribution group.

Please help because I really need this to work.

Thanks in advance!
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Tom Jacob ChirayilSystems EngineerCommented:
Your Outlook might be configured in Cached mode. This might be because of the delay in updating OAB. Exchange Server will update the OAB only once in a day.

1. Manually update the OAB (

2. Send/Receive from Outlook --> Download OAB

You should be fine to go.

Please let me know how it went.

Tom Jacob
KNBsysteembeheer01Author Commented:
Hi again and thanks for helping me.
But these contacts does not reside in Exchange but in AD LDS database (ldap based addressbook)

That's a single instance which isn't connected to AD DS or Exchange.

It's only connect from my Outlook <> AD LDS as a internetaddressbook (ldap).

So downloading the OAB only provides me with the contacs on my Exchange server.

Do you have any other ideas? I thinks it's more related to AD LDS than Outlook. :(
Tom Jacob ChirayilSystems EngineerCommented:
KNBsysteembeheer01Author Commented:
Thanks again, but I already passed that stage. It's already add in my outlook and I already can query for single contacts and groups. My problem is that I can see the groups I've created but I can't use the groups because Outlook doesn't look at groups the way it does when you create a local group. I need to know how to create a distribution list in AD LDS.
KNBsysteembeheer01Author Commented:
We've found a solution ourselves. It works and hopefully someone can use this information.
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