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How do I know whether a AD group is a Distribution Group or Security Group? Note: I am an ordinary user. I do not have permission to run power shell scripts. Any way to identify using User Interface that does not require admin permissions?

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Which "User Interface" are you referring to? Do you have access to the Active Directory Users and Computers interface? If not, how would you look at a list of groups that you'd like to know this about? – Handyman5 Jan 12 '12 at 9:46

If you can assign the group permissions to a folder in your home directory using Windows Explorer, it is a security group.

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You can view domain properties as a normal user even though you have no permissions to change anything.

Just install the Windows Admin Tools and open Active Directory Users and Computers from the Administrative Tools menu.

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