Creating Distribution groups


I am trying to create an distribution group called "grants" could you tell me why i am getting this message...please see picture attached.
mallonyIT TechnicianAsked:
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
It is already present. So you need to use different name like Grant-S
mallonyIT TechnicianAuthor Commented:
i do not understand the expression "It is already present". Can you explain a bit more?
AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
In the screenshot you provided, it is already present user mailuser OU. With name grants. You can have only unique value in AD.
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Stelian StanIT Services ManagerCommented:
You have that name already in AD. Please look at the attached picture.
What this is saying is there is an account or group in AD already with the name "grants."  My bet would be you have a user whose name is G Rants (like Gregg Rants).  This would obviously be based on your naming convention.  But the above is accurate in that you either need to get rid of the account/group (probably not the best idea) or change the name of this group/list.
Stelian StanIT Services ManagerCommented:
Sorry forgot the attachment
Murali ReddyExchange ExpertCommented:
There is a property by name SamAccountName is conflicting for "Grants" with one more object in your AD (Under MailUser OU). The properties like Name, SamAccountName and UserPrincipalName should be unique.

You can give a slightly different name in your next try or use the below command from Exchange management shell.

New-DistributionGroup -Name 'grants' -OrganizationalUnit ' Tide/RT Distribution Groups' -SamAccountName 'grants1' -Alias 'grants1' -DisplayName 'Grants'

Check if you get a similar error for Name attribute, change the same accordingly

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Murali ReddyExchange ExpertCommented:
Note that, SamAccountName and Alias properties will not matter for end users. They will always look at DisplayName

One more suggestion would be, you can also change the values for conflicing object under MailUser OU, so that its conflicting SamAccountName and Name values are different than Grants.
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