You cannot use a distribution group in the hierarchical address book when you create the group in Exchange Server 2003

Symptoms

Assume that you create a distribution group in Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 in a mixed Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2010 environment. Then, you try to use the distribution group in the hierarchical address book by running the Set-Group -Identity distribution group -IsHierarchicalGroup $true cmdlet in Exchange Management Shell on an Exchange Server 2010 server. In this situation, the operation fails and you receive the following error message:

Property IsOrganizationalGroup can't be set on this object because it requires the object to have version 0.10 (14.0.10 0.0) or later. The object's current version is 0.0 (6.5.6500.0).
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (0:Int32) [Set-Group], InvalidObjectOperationException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : ErrorID,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.RecipientTasks.SetGroup

Cause

This issue occurs because the Exchange Server 2010 server uses the Update-Recipient cmdlet to add Exchange Server 2010 attributes to the distribution group. However, the Update-Recipient cmdlet does not set the msExchVersion property of the distribution group.


Resolution

To resolve this issue, install the following update rollup:

2685289 Description of Update Rollup 3 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2

Workaround

To work around this issue, manually update the msExchVersion property by using the Active Directory Service Interfaces (ADSI) Edit tool (Adsiedit.msc), or run the Get-DistributionGroup | Set-DistributionGroup cmdlet in Exchange Management Shell.

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about how to create a distribution list or distribution group in Exchange Server 2003, go to the following Microsoft website:

How to create a distribution list (distribution group) in Exchange Server 2003For more information about the hierarchical address book, go to the following Microsoft website:

Understanding Hierarchical Address BooksFor more information about the Set-Group cmdlet, go to the following Microsoft website:

General information about the Set-Group cmdletFor more information about the Update-Recipient cmdlet, go to the following Microsoft website:

General information about the Update-Recipient cmdlet

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