ExchangeUtils.Create55Distributionlist Method

Creates a distribution list in Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5.

Namespace: Microsoft.MetadirectoryServices
Assembly: Microsoft.MetadirectoryServicesEx (in Microsoft.MetadirectoryServicesEx.dll)


Dim TargetExchange55MA As ConnectedMA
Dim DistinguishedName As ReferenceValue
Dim Alias As String
Dim DisplayName As String
Dim SMTPEmail As String
Dim ORAddress As String
Dim returnValue As CSEntry

returnValue = ExchangeUtils.Create55Distributionlist(TargetExchange55MA, DistinguishedName, Alias, DisplayName, SMTPEmail, ORAddress)


Public Shared Function Create55Distributionlist ( _
    TargetExchange55MA As ConnectedMA, _
    DistinguishedName As ReferenceValue, _
    Alias As String, _
    DisplayName As String, _
    SMTPEmail As String, _
    ORAddress As String _
) As CSEntry
public static CSEntry Create55Distributionlist (
    ConnectedMA TargetExchange55MA,
    ReferenceValue DistinguishedName,
    string Alias,
    string DisplayName,
    string SMTPEmail,
    string ORAddress
static CSEntry^ Create55Distributionlist (
    ConnectedMA^ TargetExchange55MA, 
    ReferenceValue^ DistinguishedName, 
    String^ Alias, 
    String^ DisplayName, 
    String^ SMTPEmail, 
    String^ ORAddress
public static CSEntry Create55Distributionlist (
    ConnectedMA TargetExchange55MA, 
    ReferenceValue DistinguishedName, 
    String Alias, 
    String DisplayName, 
    String SMTPEmail, 
    String ORAddress
public static function Create55Distributionlist (
    TargetExchange55MA : ConnectedMA, 
    DistinguishedName : ReferenceValue, 
    Alias : String, 
    DisplayName : String, 
    SMTPEmail : String, 
    ORAddress : String
) : CSEntry


  • TargetExchange55MA
    The Exchange 5.5 management agent through which the new object is provisioned.
  • DistinguishedName
    The distinguished name of the distribution list.
  • Alias
    The e-mail alias of the distribution list.
  • DisplayName
    The name that is displayed for the distribution list.
  • SMTPEmail
    The SMTP address of the distribution list.
  • ORAddress
    The primary X.400 address for the recipient.

Return Value

Returns a CSEntry object that represents the connected data source entry.


Exception type Condition

A required parameter is not present.


A required parameter is null.


A required attribute is not selected in the management agent.


You tried to create the same custom recipient more than once in the Provision method. This method is called for each metaverse object when a metaverse rules extension exists.


The object type that is referenced is not in the schema.

Thread Safety

Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.


Target Platforms

See Also


ExchangeUtils Class
ExchangeUtils Members
Microsoft.MetadirectoryServices Namespace
CSEntry Class
ExchangeUtils Class

Other Resources

Example: Exchange 5.5 Distribution List