Exchange – Creating Dynamic Distribution Groups Based on Organizational Units

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Problem

A Dynamic Distribution list, (as the name implies), maintains its membership for you. Unlike a normal static distribution list that you need to add/remove mailboxes manually.

Solution

Use PowerShell/Exchange Management Shell

1. I’m assuming you already have an OU populated with mail enabled users, in this example called Engineering.

OU with users

2. Launch the Exchange Management Shell, Execute the following command, (change the values in red to match your own);

New-DynamicDistributionGroup -IncludeRecipients MailboxUsers -Name "Engineering Dept" -OrganizationalUnit Engineering


Note: In this example the ‘Alias’ can’t be created with a space in it, so it would be EngineeringDept@domainc.com.

New-DynamicDistributionGroup

Exchange 2013 Use the Exchange Admin Center

1. I’m assuming you already have an OU populated with mail enabled users, in this example called Sales.

OU Members

2. Launch the Exchange Admin Center > recipients > Groups > Add > Specify a Name and Alias > Browse to the OU > Save.

Exchange 2013 Dynamic Distribution Group

 

Exchange 2007 / 2010 Use the Exchange Management Console

1. I’m assuming you already have an OU populated with mail enabled users, in this example called Sales.

OU Members

2. From within the Exchange Management Console > Recipient Configuration > New Dynamic Distribution Group > Browse > Select your OU > Specify a Name and Alias > Next.

Dynamic Group

3. Specify the recipient types or click next to select All.

Mail Group Filters

4. Specify any conditions > or leave blank to select none > Next > New.

Mail Group Conditions

5. Finish.

Create Dynamic Mail Group

 

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