RE: creating many Distribution Lists

  • From: "A. M. Salim" <msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 14:46:12 -0500 (EST)


> Your best option would be to use CSVDE or LDIFDE. CSVDE is better to
> create new objects. However, your CSV file format has to be properly
> defined for this to work. To get an exact idea of the format try using
> CSVDE to create a list of your existing DLs. You can then use this CSV
> as a template to create your own new CSV file and then use CSVDE to
> import into AD. There is KB with detailed syntax of CSVDE and LDIFDE
> usage.

Thanks!  looks like this will do the trick for me!

best regards

> -----Original Message-----
> From: A. M. Salim [mailto:msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, February 17, 2005 1:32 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] creating many Distribution Lists
> Hi,
> I am creating about 50 "Global Security" Distribution Lists inan
> Exchange
> 2003 server.  I have the data in a CSV file, with the DL name and
> members
> for each list.  Is there a way to import or create these DLs?  Even a
> command line method?  Currently I am having to create the lists by hand,
> one list at a time, and it is a laborious process!

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