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You receive an error message when you modify a distribution list in Outlook

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If you try to modify a distribution list in Microsoft Outlook, you may receive the following error message:
Changes to the distribution list membership could not be saved. You do not have sufficient permissions to perform this operation on this object.
You may receive this error message even though you are using an account that has sufficient permissions, such as a domain Administrator account or an enterprise Administrator account.

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This behavior may occur if the Outlook client is accessing a global catalog in a domain where the distribution groups do not exist.

This global catalog does not contain a writable replication of that Universal Security Group (USG) or Universal Distribution Group (UDG), and you cannot make changes to it.

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To resolve this behavior, move the Universal Security Group or Universal Distribution Group to the same domain where the global catalog and mail-enabled users are located.

As an alternative, you can make the Outlook client use a global catalog server that is in the same domain as the distribution group. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
319206� How to configure Outlook to a specific global catalog server or to the closest global catalog server

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More information

For more information about how Outlook accesses the global catalog, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256976� How MAPI clients access Active Directory
238007� How to configure Address Book to query users in Active Directory
279742� Exchange 2000 Server reports MSExchangeSA 9074
282446� DSProxy configuration for static ports on Exchange cluster
317209� How to identify your global catalog server using Outlook 2000 and Outlook 2002

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Keywords: KB306349, kbprb, kberrmsg, kbpermissions

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Article Info
Article ID : 306349
Revision : 7
Created on : 11/20/2006
Published on : 11/20/2006
Exists online : False
Views : 375