Exchange 2010 Distribution group missing

Michael McGuire
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I am running Exchange 2010.  I have created a Distribution group call 'service' and its not showing up on my list.  I created 2 different groups: 'service' & 'spareparts'.  The 'spareparts'  group shows but the 'service' group does not.  I tried to create it again because it was not there, but now it will error out and say group already exist.  Why can I not see this group??  Anyone have any ideas?  I created the group through the Exchange Management Console.
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AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

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get-adgroup -identity "Service"

Run that and see if it finds it.

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Alex
Michael McGuireSystems Administrator

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See screen shot with the result
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AlexSenior Infrastructure Analyst

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My bad, get-distributiongroup
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Michael McGuireSystems Administrator

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Here was the result
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Michael McGuireSystems Administrator

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Should I try and create this distribution group directly on Active Directory instead of Exchange Management Console?
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Hi Michael,

Service is reserved word and it cannot be used a single word to create an account.

Please check "Table of reserved words" in article https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/909264/naming-conventions-in-active-directory-for-computers-domains-sites-and
Michael McGuireSystems Administrator

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OK. Thanks.  I will have to create a Distribution Group with a different name then.

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