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You cannot add members to a distribution group that is created across forests when the Incoming e-mail message feature is set up in Office SharePoint Server 2007

Consider the following scenario:
  • You have a computer that is running Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
  • You set up the Incoming e-mail message feature.
  • You add members to a distribution group that is created across forests.
In this scenario, the members are not added. Additionally, the following error message is logged in the Unified Logging Service (ULS) log:
System.InvalidOperationException: An error occurred while translating user name '{0}' to a Windows account name. ({1}) at Microsoft.SharePoint.EmailIntegration.SPEWSUtil.TranslateUserName(String name, DS_NAME_FORMAT formatOffered, DS_NAME_FORMAT formatDesired) at Microsoft.SharePoint.EmailIntegration.SPEWSADManager.AddUsersAsMembers(DirectoryEntry distGroupEntry, String Alias, String[] MembersNt4NameList)SPEWSADManager::AddUsersAsMembers Unable to translate user name <UserName> to FQDN name.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Article ID: 979565 - Last Review: 03/05/2010 06:05:38 - Revision: 1.0

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

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