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Please Help Me Understand! Distribution Lists do no Appear in GAL

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Last Modified: 2014-06-02
Hello Exchange Experts!

I have a strange issue with Distribution Lists and Address Lists.

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Here's my setup:
Exchange 2010 - fully upgraded and clustered: CAS, DAG, Load Balanced, etc.

We use Address Book Policies to populate Address Lists and the OAB


Here's the scenario:
I have multiple clients hosted from an Exchange Cluster. To populate the GALs and ALs, I use a distribution list which is added to the user's Active Directory "Member Of" Profile. here's an example of the shell command I use to create the lists:

New-GlobalAddressList "Global Address List" -RecipientFilter {(MemberOfGroup -eq '$groupidentity') -and (IsMailboxEnabled -eq $true)}


My Issue:
Some GALs populate with Distribution Lists without any issue. However, there are a number of GALs that do not show any Distribution Lists, at all. I'm quite confused on what's going wrong, or if I'm doing the Address List population a valid way.

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Thank you in advance for your assistance! I will be available to answer any questions you have!
J
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