I am familiar with using Server 2003 and Exchange 2003. With those two pieces of software, once Exchange was installed I was then able to go into Active Directory Users & Computers and perform some general Exchange tasks such assigning E-mail addresses to a distribution list and so forth.
I am now working on Server 2012 and Exchange 2013 in a test environment. Within Active Directory Users & Computers, when I select a distribution list properties I am no longer presented with any Exchange features. If I create a Distribution List within AD Users & Computers, it does not show up within Exchange 2013 ECP under Recipients / Groups. However, if I create the group within Exchange ECP it then appears in AD Users & Computers.
It seems that I must now perform all tasks within Exchange ECP that are related to Exchange. Is this a valid statement? I just want to make sure that a I do in fact have this configured correctly. Since I was able to perform some Exchange tasks within AD Users and Computers when I was running Server 2003 / Exchange 2003, I figured that I would be able to do the same in Server 2012 / Exchange 2013.