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    Google Apps: Setting up mailing groups using GADS

    Afternoon all,

    I'm just in the process of migrating all my staff over to Google Apps. I've got it all setup and configured and have used Google Apps Directory Sync (GADS) to upload my users and OU's from Active Directory.

    I now want to create mailing lists within Google Apps (eg All staff) and am wondering the easiest way to do it.

    Preferably I'd like it so that any users created/moved into a certain OU in active directory automatically get added to a group/mailing list (eg if I create a staff member and place them in 'staff' ou they get added to the All staff mailing list. If I create a student in the 'student' OU they don't get added to the All staff list). If that makes sense?!

    I know you can sync groups, is it possible to create a distribution list linked to an OU in AD and then sync it to Google? Or would I need to create a distribution group in AD called 'All Staff' (we already have a staff security group in AD) and add relevant members (remembering to add new staff members to the group when we create them)?

    Thanks for your advice.

    Regards

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    Yes, according to the documentation, it is possible.

    You could also use GAM and powershell to query AD and create groups from OU, security groups or any other AD attributes.
    Last edited by pcstru; 30th July 2013 at 02:55 PM.

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    Cheers,

    I set it up through GADS and it seemed to work perfectly.


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    How did you get GADS working, the link above just says that Google does it. I am finding GADS a bit frustrating although I have the syncing for users working okay. Its deleted groups though so I think its the LDAP query that's not working.



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