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User Accounts vs Distribution Groups

By ecntrc ·
We have discovered a problem in our AD which was managed by previous IT Mgrs.

Do you agree with statement below - why and why not?
Any account used for ONLY email purposes should NOT have a user account in AD instead they should be in their own Distribution Group in AD

We want your opinion - these accounts that were created for email are never logged into by any of our users. Were talking more than 10 of these accounts.

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Repost as 'Q&A'

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to User Accounts vs Distribu ...

Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:;content

There are TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. Although there is some overlap between the forums, you'll find more of those members in 'Q&A' than in 'Discussions' or 'Water Cooler'.

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Personally I wouldn't have a clue but then again a lot depends on any Compliance Rules you have to comply with. There may be right answers on either side which had different advice.


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