restrict users from creating distribution list in Outlook 2010

I want to assign only certain people rights to create a distribution list in outlook 2010.  

Thanks
Keith WoodAsked:
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Are you specifically meaning creating Distirbution List from Within Outlook with in the users own Contacts? or are you talking about Distribution Groups within Exchange that are visible in the GAL?

Please Advise.

Will.
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
DL in Outlook or on Exchange server? Can you provide more info. As users cannot create DL, without having certain rights to do so. By default they are not permitted. For giving rights to specific user, you need to use RBAC roles.
Keith WoodAuthor Commented:
Is not a server side distribution list. We have a shared contact list and the client wants to prevent certain users from creating any distribution lists and saving them in the shared contacts.  Hope that clears things up a bit.
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
goto contact properties>permission tab and remove user or group, which have the permission to manage it. I might remove all and then give to user who need it.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
There is no way "that i know of" to lock down the creation of Distirbution lists from within Outlook specifically as you are using the contacts area.

I thought maybe a GPO but i do not beleive you can do this. There might be a reg hack out there to accomplish this, but i am not aware of any.

Will.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
@Amit - based on what that user is saying he wants to completely remove the functionaility to create Distribution Lists (user created) with in Contacts in Outlook. I do not beleive this is possible, natively.

Will.
Keith WoodAuthor Commented:
I'm trying to get  more details from the client but from what I'm understanding this is what she wants to do. I will update this post when I hear back from them. Thanks for input so far!
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Am i correct to what your trying to accomplish? They want the ability to disable users creating new distribution lists from within Outlook Contacts specifically?

Will.
Keith WoodAuthor Commented:
@ Will .... Yes, it seems so.
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
If possible post the screenshot.
Keith WoodAuthor Commented:
OK, just received a response.  It not a matter of restricting the users from creating a list but more so preventing them from editing or deleting the lists. She created her personal ones and wants everyone to use those but not modify, I believe this can be simply be done from the  Exchange Console Server Distribution List
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Then you just need to modify the permissions on the respective DL's and do not provide write permissions to these groups. The creator can do this after then have been created.

Will.

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