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View, add, or delete elements in a distribution list

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To view, add, or delete elements in a distribution list

  1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.

  2. In the console tree, double-click the domain node.

  3. Click the folder that contains the distribution group.

  4. In the console tree, right-click the applicable distribution list (group).

    Where?

    • Active Directory Users and Computers/YourDomain/Folder/YourDistributionList(Group)

  5. Click Properties.

  6. On the Members page, you can view the list of members in the distribution list (group) selected. The explicit members of a distribution list can be public queues, queue aliases, and other distribution lists. You can also delete elements (members) from the distribution list (group) as follows: click the applicable element (member), click Remove, and then click OK.

  7. To add a public queue to a distribution list (group), do the following:

    In the console tree, right-click the applicable queue (console tree location is: Active Directory Users and Computers/YourDomain/YourOrganizationalUnit (such as Computers or Domain Controllers)/YourComputer/msmq/YourPublicQueue).

    • Click Properties.

    • On the Member of page, click Add.

    • On the Select Groups dialog box, in Name, type the name of a distribution list (group) or the names of several distribution lists (groups) separated by semicolons, click OK, and then click OK again. Or click Advanced to search for distribution lists (groups), enter the applicable parameters, click Find Now, select the applicable distribution lists (groups), click OK, click OK again, and then click OK a third time.

  8. To add private queues or URL-named queues to a distribution list (group), do the following:

    • Create an alias for each private queue or URL-named queue that you want to add to the distribution list (group). For information on how to create an alias for a private queue or a URL-named queue, see Related Topics.

    • In the console tree, right-click the distribution list (group) to which you want to add a queue alias or queue aliases (console tree location is: Active Directory Users and Computers/YourDomain/Users/YourDistributionList(Group)).

    • Click Properties.

    • On the Members page, click Add. In the Select Groups dialog box, click Look For, select the Other objects check box, clear the remaining check boxes, and click OK. In Name, type the name of a queue alias or the names of several queue aliases separated by semicolons, click OK, and then click OK again. Or click Advanced to search for queue aliases, enter the applicable parameters, click Find Now, select the queue alias, click OK, click OK again, and then click OK a third time.

  9. To add a queue alias to one or several distribution lists (groups), do the following:

    • In the console tree, right-click the applicable queue alias (console tree location is: Active Directory Users and Computers/YourDomain/YourContainer (such as Computers or Domain Controllers)/YourAlias).

    • Click Properties.

    • On the Member of page, click Add.

    • On the Select Groups dialog box, in Name, type the name of a distribution list (group) or the names of several distribution lists (groups) separated by semicolons, click OK, and then click OK again. Or click Advanced to search for distribution lists (groups), enter the applicable parameters, click Find Now, select the applicable distribution lists (groups), click OK, click OK again, and then click OK a third time.

  10. To add a distribution list (group) as a member of another distribution list (group), do the following:

    • In the console tree, right-click the distribution list (group) that you want to be a new member of another distribution list (group) (console tree location is: Active Directory Users and Computers/YourDomain/Users/YourDistributionList(Group)).

    • Click Properties.

    • On the Member of page, click Add.

    • On the Select Groups dialog box, in Name, type the name of a distribution list (group) or the names of several distribution lists (groups) separated by semicolons, click OK, and then click OK again. Or click Advanced to search for distribution lists (groups), enter the applicable parameters, click Find Now, select the applicable distribution lists (groups), click OK, click OK again, and then click OK a third time.

Notes

  • To open Active Directory Users and Computers, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  • Message Queuing distribution lists are distribution group objects in Active Directory.

  • The explicit members of distribution lists can be public queues, queue aliases, and other distribution lists, but not private queues or URL-named queues. Private queues and URL-named queues can be included in a distribution list by using queue aliases. For information on how to create an alias for a private queue or a URL-named queue, see Related Topics.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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