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Changing Group names beginning with a space

We have a number of groups in Exchange 2000 whose name begins with a space so that they appear at the top of the corporate list. When I import the group into the public distribution lists the space is being removed. I have created a dummy group and repeated the test and reproduced the results 100 percent. Any ideas why? And is there a way around it?

Is there any reason why we would start having password problems on our network as a result of installing unified messaging? We have been using Windows 2000 Active Directory for some time, have had some issues off and on, but since installing Unified messaging last wednesday we have had a rash of people whose passwords no longer work. Upon resetting the password, all is fine.

-Mike

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Re: Changing Group names beginning with a space

Presumably you are creating the groups and then going back and forcing the space into the display name/name field in AD... if you create a new group with a space in front of it, that space will be stripped off the display name and name fields (although curiously not off the alias field). Using a space for sorting purposes is not a good idea... stripping leading spaces is a very common practice which is what the SA is doing here. It'd be better to use an underscore if you want it to sort to the top.

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