I made changed to security groups within AD, and when I go to the GAL in Outlook I noticed that the changes were not reflected, even after forcing an update by clicking Send Receive | Send Receive Groups | Download Address Book.

So I checked the Exchange Management Console and noticed that the changes are not reflected there even after forcing a refresh. Do I need to force an update push from AD somehow? If so, how do I accomplish this?


I don't know if there are two sets of groups that are named the same for convention or what. I am thinking I might have changed the wrong one Sorry if I am not explicit but this is not my expertise. The group I had changed was within ADUaC under

**.com\CustomOU\Groups\Distribution Groups\Security Groups*

The group members match the group I am attempting to rename in the GAL for Exchange. In Exchange these groups are found under

Microsoft Exchange On-Premises\Recipient Configuration\Distribution Group. Display name to rename (dgA) within this container is in OU


But the group (dgA) isn't found direcly within **.com\Users* so i did a Find within the domain and only found the one within **.com\CustomOU\Groups\Distribution Groups\Security Groups* which is what I changed.

If there is a concept I am missing here please let me know.

  • Can you elaborate on the type of change you made? I'm assuming you're referring to mail-enabled security groups? – joeqwerty Feb 28 '12 at 21:22
  • And these security groups are mail-enabled? – Mathias R. Jessen Feb 28 '12 at 22:14
  • I provided additional information by editing the original post. – sammarcow Feb 29 '12 at 15:11

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