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Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 let administrators create and associate address lists and recipient policies with specific accounts, based on specific criteria. For example, if you are an administrator, you can create and associate an address list based on the Company attribute of an object so that only objects that have a company name "Microsoft" are displayed in the address list.
If you specify the criteria by using a filter that is based on group membership or that is based on attributes that the Recipient Update Service is responsible for, the behavior of the address list or of the recipient policy may be inconsistent. For example, if a user is added to a group after the address list or the recipient policy is created, that user may not be displayed in the address list or have the recipient policy applied to it.
The Recipient Update Service is responsible for populating address lists and applying recipient policies. The Recipient Update Service accomplishes this task by processing mail-enabled objects and comparing them against the filter criteria to see if they should be associated with an address list or a recipient policy.
If an object matches the criteria for a particular address list, the distinguished name of the address list is added to the showInAddressBook attribute on the object. The showInAddressBook attribute is a multiple-valued attribute on the mail-enabled object that has links to the distinguished name of each global address list (GAL) and address list that the object is a member of. If an object matches the criteria for a particular recipient policy, other attributes are updated.
For additional information about the attributes that are updated when address lists or recipient policies are associated with objects, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/253770/ )Tasks performed by the Recipient Update Service
253828The Recipient Update Service processes the updates to the object attributes. The Recipient Update Service only processes objects in the following cases:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/253828/ )How the Recipient Update Service populates address lists
If the memberOf attribute on a user is changed, the object is not actually changed. Additionally, the memberOf attribute on a domain controller that is not a global catalog does not report memberships that are not in the local domain. For the memberOf attribute to report all group membership for that user, you must query against a global catalog.
To avoid this behavior, use one of the following procedures: