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Can I display a distribution list name without showing member names?

I don't want to expand the Exchange Server public folder distribution list. Is there a way to display only the name of the distribution list and not the names of its members?

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Not that I'm aware of. I'd recommend you use Global Address List (GAL)-based distribution lists and groups if that's what you're trying to achieve.


Yes, you can actually do this by using query based distribution groups, either by Exchange Management Console (EMC) or Exchange Management Shell (EMS).
—Kim H.

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  • Reference Center: Distribution list and GAL management
  • This was first published in January 2008

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