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Adding Groups from Active Directory

  Asked By: Mayur    Date: Feb 19    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1129

From the administartion point of view, I need to know how can I view all the
Distrbition List of the active Directory? I can view some of the Distrbition
List not all although i look into their settings and i can not notice any
difference between them. Can anyone help me to figure this out? Is it the
active directory query?

BTW: I look into the view import Connections and I found that it has
connection to active directory.

All I want to make the authentication based on the mail lists in my
sharepoint website to ease the administration of members. Can anyone help me
to accomplish this?



7 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Malcolm Maxwell     Answered On: Feb 19

Whether you can see all the Distribution lists  or not, you can't base
authentication on a distribution list  since authentication  requires a
Security Identifier and Distribution Lists may or may not have a SID.
It may be that is why you aren't seeing all of them. You may be seeing
the ones with SIDs and not the ones without.

Answer #2    Answered By: Mayur Mandal     Answered On: Feb 19

Did you not see reply? He explains this perfectly.

Answer #3    Answered By: Deana Lowery     Answered On: Feb 19

No I didn't receive that reply . thank you for resending it to me again.

Is there a way to make the DL has SID?

Answer #4    Answered By: Felecia Goff     Answered On: Feb 19

Can anyone respond to me regarding this issue?

Answer #5    Answered By: David Scott     Answered On: Feb 19


Right click the group in ad and then click security

This will make it amail enabled security group (if it was a dl previously)

Answer #6    Answered By: Lakeshia Gould     Answered On: Feb 19

If I am not mistaken for the permissions point  of view  you can not assign
distrubution lists
you can only assign security groups.

Answer #7    Answered By: Lizbeth Macdonald     Answered On: Feb 19

The problem that I can view  some groups  but others are not? I know this is
very weird but my be by some brainstorming we can solve it.

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