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Windows® Essential Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion by J. C. Mackin, Charlie Russel

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Managing Distribution Lists

Distribution lists, or more properly, distribution groups, are a powerful Active Directory feature that allows you to create e-mail lists that include both internal and external names. Unlike security groups, members of a distribution list do not need to be domain users. They don’t even have to be people—a distribution list can easily include resource accounts, such as conference rooms, for example.

Windows EBS supports two kinds of distribution lists—distribution groups and dynamic distribution groups. Regular distribution groups are mail-enabled static collections of Active Directory objects that are mail-enabled. By sending an e-mail to the e-mail address of the distribution group, you are automatically sending to ...

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