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Step 3 - Create Test Groups

Updated: March 19, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

This step explains how to create and mail-enable the test groups in fabrikam.com. It also explains how to make certain groups members of other groups. These groups will be used to determine who has usage rights to the protected content created later in this guide.

Table 6 - Group Summary

Group Name Group Scope Group Type

All Staff

Universal

Security

All FTE

Universal

Security

All Contractors

Universal

Security

  1. Log on to the DC.fabrikam.com Server as fabrikam\Administrator.

  2. Click Start, select Administrative Tools, and click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  3. Expand fabrikam.com, right-click FabrikamUsers, select New and then select Group. This will bring up the New Object – Group window.

  4. On the New Object – Group screen, in the Group Name box, enter All Staff.

  5. On the New Object – Group screen, under Group scope , select Universal.

  6. On the New Object – Group screen, under Group type, select Security.

  7. Click Ok.

  8. Repeat these steps for all of the groups listed in the Group Summary table.

Test Groups

  1. Log on to the EX.fabrikam.com Server as fabrikam\Administrator

  2. Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and click Exchange Management Console.

  3. In the Exchange Management Console, expand Recipient Configuration, and click Distribution Group.

  4. On the right, in the Actions pane, click New Distribution Group… to start the New Distribution Group wizard.

  5. On the Introduction screen, select Existing group and click Browse. This will bring up the Select Group – fabrikam.com screen.

  6. From the list, select All Staff and click OK.

  7. Click Next.

  8. On the Group Information click Next.

  9. On the New Distribution Group screen click New.

  10. On the Completion screen, verify that it was successful and click Finish

  11. Close Exchange Management Console

  12. Repeat these steps for all of the groups listed in the Group Summary table.

Mail-enable Groups

Distribution Groups

  1. Log on to the DC.fabrikam.com Server as fabrikam\Administrator.

  2. Click Start, select Administrative Tools, and click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  3. Expand fabrikam.com, select FabrikamUsers, right-click All Staff, and select Properties. This will bring up the All Staff Properties window.

  4. On the Members tab, click Add. This will bring up the Select Groups dialog box.

  5. On the Select Groups dialog box, under Enter the object names to select (examples) box, enter All FTE and click Check Names. This should resolve with an underline.

  6. Click Ok. This will close the Select Groups dialog box.

  7. On the Members tab, click Add. This will bring up the Select Groups dialog box.

  8. On the Select Groups dialog box, under Enter the object names to select (examples) box, enter All Contractors and click Check Names. This should resolve with an underline.

  9. Click Ok. This will close the Select Groups dialog box.

  10. On the All Staff Properties window, click Apply.

  11. Click Ok. This will close the All Staff Properties dialog box.

  12. Close Active Directory Users and Computers.

All Staff Group Memebership

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