RE: Problem adding Distribution List

  • From: "Mike Dufoe" <dufoem@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 11:19:59 -0500

This is just an idea...but what if you called the DL "ALL" and see if that 


-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Sharp [mailto:rob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2006 11:15 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Problem adding Distribution List

Afternoon all,

I'm running Exchange 2003 on Windows Server 2003.

I've decided to create a Distribution Group titled 'Everyone' in order 
to simplify the task of sending mails out to all employees.

Whenever I try to do this I get an error message saying:-

Windows cannot create the object Everyone because:
The specified user already exists.

We're a small company so I've had a scan down the Users container and 
there is no Everyone user. I've also run a few AD searches which didn't 
turn up anything. We only have a single server holding AD details so its 
not a replication problem afaik.

I just cannot see where this user might already exist. Is it some kind 
of reserved username?


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