I have not been able to find a definitive answer to this question after much searching. Too many ways to search I think.
We are currently on 2008 R2. I have a number of global security groups in AD. I want to create a distribution group and add all of the global security groups to it.
I want to do this because all members of the security groups need to get the same email alerts. As independent admins add/remove users to security groups there should be no need to also add them to distribution groups.
The question is, will global security group members receive emails or does each user account need to be a "direct" member of the distribution list?
I do not want to have a number of distribution lists - just one for many security groups.
I'm still looking but if anyone can find a definitive answer on this it would save me much experimentation.