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Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Distilled by Scott Schnoll

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Query-based Distribution Groups

In addition to the improvements in ESM, other enhancements have been made to Exchange 2003 that also increase administrator productivity. One such enhancement is Query-based Distribution Groups (QDGs). QDGs provide the same functionality as standard Active Directory distribution groups. Distribution groups are mail-enabled Active Directory objects that contain one or more other objects (members). In contrast with security groups, which are used to set permissions, distribution groups are used to send e-mail to multiple recipients (the group).

While distribution groups make using e-mail more efficient and convenient for the end user, they add to the administrative burden imposed on administrators. Consider, for ...

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