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New Distribution Group Wizard > Group Information Page

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1

Topic Last Modified: 2006-09-20

Use the Group Information page to enter the account information for the new distribution group.

Use this wizard page to configure the following attributes of a distribution group. All the following fields are required.

Group type
  • Distribution   Click this button to create a distribution group that will be used only for distributing messages.
  • Security   Click this button to create a security group that will be used both for distributing messages and assigning permissions.
    noteNote:
    If you are mail-enabling an existing group, these buttons will be read-only.
Organizational unit
  • Use this box to select the organizational unit (OU) that will contain the new distribution group. By default, this box displays the OU that is set in the Recipient Scope dialog box. To learn more about changing the recipient scope, see Recipient Configuration > Recipient Scope.
  • If the recipient scope is set to the forest level, by default, this text box displays the Users container in the Active Directory directory service domain that contains the computer on which the Exchange Management Console is running. If the recipient scope is set to a specific domain, by default, this text box displays the Users container in that domain. If the recipient scope is set to a specific OU, by default, this text box displays that OU.
  • Click Browse to open the Select Organizational Unit dialog box. Use this dialog box to select a different OU. This dialog box displays all OUs in the forest that are within the specified scope. Select the desired OU, and then click OK to return to the wizard.
    noteNote:
    If you are mail-enabling an existing group, this text box will be read-only.
Name

Use this box to type the name for the group. The name cannot exceed 64 characters. We recommend that you enter a name that indicates the purpose of the group.

noteNote:
If you are mail-enabling an existing group, this text box will be read-only.
Name (pre-Windows 2000)
  • Use this box to type the name of the group that is compatible with earlier versions of Microsoft Windows (prior to the release of Windows 2000 Server).
  • By default, the Name (pre-Windows 2000) is the same as the name you entered in the Name box.
    noteNote:
    If you are mail-enabling an existing group, this box will be read-only.
Alias
  • Use this box to type the alias of the distribution group. By default, the alias is populated automatically based on the Name field. If the group name contains any characters that are not valid for the alias field, they will be replaced by underscore characters (_).
  • The alias cannot exceed 64 characters and must be unique in the forest. It can contain letters, numbers, and the following characters: ! # $ % ^ & * + - . / = ? _ { } | ~.
To ensure that you are reading the most up-to-date information and to find additional Exchange Server 2007 documentation, visit the Exchange Server TechCenter.
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