Managing Recipient Settings

Define Filters Using Custom Search Category

Address list membership is defined when you create a new address list. However, if the needs of your organization change, you can modify the search filters that determine address list membership. Use the Custom Search category to type Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) queries to define address list membership. Only Active Directory objects that meet the requirements of the LDAP queries you type are listed as members of the address list.

To define or modify search filters based on a custom search:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. In the console tree, double-click Recipients, and then double-click All Address Lists.
  3. In the details pane, right-click the address list you want to modify, and then click Properties.
  4. On the General tab, click Modify.
  5. In the Find dialog box, in the Find drop-down list, select Custom Search.
  6. On the Custom Search tab, select the characteristics of address list members based on attributes.
  7. On the Advanced tab, use LDAP queries to select the address list membership.
  8. Tip   The LDAP query for any default or custom address list can be viewed on the General tab in any address list Properties dialog box. The basics of using LDAP-based searches can be learned by viewing these LDAP queries.

  9. Preview the results of the search filters you selected.

Related Topics

Defining Address List Membership