Security & Distribution Groups?

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by TLW, Jan 27, 2005.

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    TLW Guest

    We successfully migrated from an NT 4 domain to a W2K3 AD domain (native
    mode) and from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2003 (native mode).
    In the old domain, we had a security group (many) with the same name as a
    distribution list (many). Now, the distribution lists do not work. We
    would like to continue to use the old names for the Distribution list and
    create new or rename the Security Groups.
    Can we change the Group Type from Security to Distribution? Or, can we
    rename the Security Group? Will these changes propagate automatically or do
    we have to reboot DC or Exchange server?

    Thank you
    TLW, Jan 27, 2005
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    Allen Firouz Guest


    You can easily rename any object in AD (including security and distribution
    groups). right click the object and click Rename. Change the Display name
    and the Pre-Windows 2000 name if you want.

    -Allen Firouz
    Allen Firouz, Jan 27, 2005
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