[Migrated from MSDN Exchange Dev] Distribution group Sturcture

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I want to DL structure to be more organised in my org ..as of now We have 7000 DLs
Goal is to have standard naming convention
Need to have Nested DLs, so it can be added in other DLs

What approach i should keep eg: create sitewise DLs ?????

any help will be highly appreciated

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  1. Yuki Sun-MSFT 40,856 Reputation points


    Goal is to have standard naming convention

    For the currently existing distribution lists, you may consider renaming their display names using powershell script:

    1. Prepare a CSV file which includes both the old and new display names of the distribution lists, for example:
    2. Bulk rename the display names using the powershell command below: $Groups = Import-CSV Sample.csv
      ForEach($Group in $groups) {Set-DistributionGroup -Identity $Group.OldName -DisplayName $Group.Newname}
      After that, you can create a distribution group naming policy to manage the names of new distribution groups created by users or by administrators via EMS (naming policy isn't applied to distribution group created using EAC). For more details, see Create a distribution group naming policy.

    Regarding your concern about adding the DLs into the other DLs, based on my test, this is by default supported.

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