Active Directory Dynamic Distribution Groups

Hi,

I have a requirement to create distribution groups based on the reporting to field in AD.

Is there a query based DG to add all the users reporting to one manager to a group.

Thanks,
GFC
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
Dynamic Distribution Groups can be configured many ways. Typcailly you would use the CustomAttribute within Exchange or reference them to a specific OU or something like that. If you want something more specific then you would want to use a Powershell script which is more flexible in accomodating what you are after.

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GulfITAuthor Commented:
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Matthias RudolphCommented:
I'd use the manager attribute and create a group based on that.
The opposite directReports attribute shows all the reports a user (manager) has.

The direct solution using the AD manager attribute works with
- PowerShell
- FirstWare DynamicGroup (3rd party)

Second solution lets you select any available AD attribute and build a query with it.
You can LDAP type it or use the drag n drop query builder. Update intervalls can be set to your needs.

Here's a screenshot for creating a group based on the manager attribute set to "brian.miller"
firstware-dynamicgroup-manager.PNG
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