Managing Nested Groups sending Email

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by Kev, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. Kev

    Kev Guest

    Hello,
    I have a problem with Distribution Groups in my AD. I have a user who no
    longer wishes to receive emails from a particular Distr group. However when I
    look at that Dist group, she is not in there individualy, but in another
    group that I cannot remove because there are people in that group who need to
    receive the emails. How can I stop mail from being sent to her if she is in a
    nested group?
    Please advise?

    Kev
     
    Kev, Mar 28, 2007
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  2. The best solution is to remove the user from the nested group. Otherwise the
    user is a member of the larger group just like any direct member. Unless you
    hardcode an exception in the app that sends emails, you have no solution. If
    the user must be a member of the nested group for other reasons, one
    solution might be to create another group. One group receives the emails and
    the new one does not.
     
    Richard Mueller [MVP], Mar 28, 2007
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  3. Kev

    Kev Guest

    Richard,
    So there is no way to do this within AD, such as using a deny on mail
    recepient?
    As of right now, I have to take the whole nested group out and add each
    person back in to the top level group without adding that person in, which is
    A LOT of people.
    Please advise?
     
    Kev, Mar 28, 2007
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  4. The only way to do this is to clear the user's exchange attributes so
    they don't get any mail.

    --
    Joe Richards Microsoft MVP Windows Server Directory Services
    Author of O'Reilly Active Directory Third Edition
    www.joeware.net


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    Joe Richards [MVP], Mar 28, 2007
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  5. Kev

    Kev Guest

    If I clear the exchange attribute, they won't receive any mail at all, not
    only from that distribution list, but any mail at all. Are my findings
    correct?
     
    Kev, Mar 28, 2007
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  6. That is absolutely correct. It was my nice way of saying, no you cannot
    do that.

    --
    Joe Richards Microsoft MVP Windows Server Directory Services
    Author of O'Reilly Active Directory Third Edition
    www.joeware.net


    ---O'Reilly Active Directory Third Edition now available---

    http://www.joeware.net/win/ad3e.htm
     
    Joe Richards [MVP], Apr 6, 2007
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