distribution list set up idea?

I work in a company that provides serviced offices.

we have one building with numerous offices/etc

We want to set up a distribution list for our office manager to handle. Ideally it should be saved on server so all can access. But they dont have access to our AD

So in our exchange server can i do something create a distribution list and give office manger delegated rights and she can add the members email address to the group? so when we have any issues we can email that group?

It needs accessible to multiple users hence im thinking server side distribution list

thanks in advance
Sundeep VAsked:
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Jarred PowerNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Not sure if I understand your question?   Yes you can setup distribution groups and assign a user or users rights to add and remove.  They can do this though outlook,  opening the address book and clicking on a distribution group and modifying the members. Is this your question?

Assigning rights in Exchange, this depends on the version of exchange - but it is all pretty similar.   In exchange 2010 go to the distribution group on the EMC and go to properties then select the group information tab.  Then check the managed by box - this where you add the user to make changes.
Sundeep VAuthor Commented:
Yes they can do that if they part of domain/active directory, but i want to do same but for non AD members. does that make sense?
Jarred PowerNetwork AdministratorCommented:
ok - well you would have to add them as contacts first then you should be able to add them to the group.
Sundeep VAuthor Commented:
and we cant do that without adding them as contact? for example, create a distribution list on server, then within outlook on desktop somehow add members to that list?
Jarred PowerNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Well not really  - the only thing I can think to do is to create a contacts folder in public folders, then they should be able to save the new contacts there.  This should allow them to add to distribution group after.

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