I need to be able to have a domain user edit/add/remove contacts from a distribution group. This distribution group will contain contacts (first name, last name, email address) that are external to our domain (gmail, hotmail, etc). Ideally I would like the user to have the ability to do all of this from either Outlook or Outlook Web App using Exchange Control Panel. This user is a normal domain user and I can give whatever permissions are required for them to do this.
I do not want these individual contacts to be listed in the GAL or address book but I want the distribution groups to be available in the address book. Everyone else in the domain will need to be able to email this distribution group.
I have tried creating a distribution group in Exchange and creating contacts in Active Directory and assigning them to the group. However when I create contacts using the Exchange Control Panel, they are being created in the Users OU in Active Directory and they are showing up in the GAL. I'd prefer if the user didn't have to use remote desktop to go on the Exchange/AD servers to set these up.
Is there a way to manage (create/edit/delete) members of distribution group using Outlook or Outlook Web App/Exchange Control Panel without the created contacts showing up in the GAL and being placed in the Users OU in Active Directory?
What other solutions achieve the same results?
We are using Microsoft Office 2010, Microsoft Exchange 2010, Windows Server 2008 R2.