Make Dynamic Distribution Groups member of a Distribution Group?

My understanding of Dynamic Distribution Groups is that when you create them in Exchange, you specify the OU of where the group resides, but then you specify an OU in the Filter tab for the target recipients.
Question is, if I make these Dynamic Distribution Groups, which all have their unique Organizational Unit recipient targets in the Filter tab, members of a normal Distribution Group, will e-mailing the Distribution Group still send to the DDG's properly?

NormalDistributionGroup1 which sits in "" has the members:
DDG_1 (filter recipient OU is
DDG_2 (filter recipient OU is
DDG_3 (filter recipient OU is

Sending to "NormalDistributionGroup1" should then send to all recipients in uniqueOU1, uniqueOU2 and uniqueOU3?
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Amit KumarCommented:
No you won't be able to add a Dynamic DL to any standard DL.

Dynamic DL are query based so you can create query based on OU filter, if you want to exclude some users so you can use custom attributes or you can filter it by the Name conditions... But DDL can't be a member of Standard Dynamic DL.
garryshapeAuthor Commented:
Do you mean it will let me add them but will error if I try to e-mail it?

I'm pretty sure I just added Dynamic Distribution Groups as "members" of a normal Distribution Group.
I went to the Members tab of the normal Distribution Group, and was able to add the Dynamic DG's and hit OK just fine.
Amit KumarCommented:
I tried same in my env. but it is not letting me add. not sure.. let me check it again.
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Amit KumarCommented:
No it is not adding a Dynamic DL to standard DL. not sure what you did. Even I tried to find article in this regard but there is nothing available. You can include anything in Dynamic DL but you can't add Dynamic DL in any DL.
garryshapeAuthor Commented:
I did nothing special.

Created a Dynamic Distribution Group
Created a Mail Universal Distribution Group
Went to the "Members" tab of the Mail Universal Distribution Group, and added the Dynamic Distribution Group as a member.

As you can see in this screenshot, the Dynamic Distribution Group (Test Dynamic DG 1) is listed in the Members tab of the non-Dynamic Distribution Group (Test Normal DG):

DDG member of DG
Amit KumarCommented:
So if this is the case then how many members you have in normal DL whether any user or other DLs they will receive e-mails which is received by normal DL.

But not sure why my env. is not accepting it. Anyways works for you so thats good.

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