Exchange Distribution Group Info Field Not Mapped Correctly

Mike00 236 Reputation points
2020-12-18T01:10:35.453+00:00

Hi,

Migrating from Exchange on-premises to Exchange Online and noticed that after migration the "info" or "Notes" field is now mapped to the AD description instead of the "info" data. Unsure why this has changed but would like to know if there is any way to resolve this issue?

Thanks,

Mike.

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  1. Andy David - MVP 140.8K Reputation points MVP
    2020-12-23T20:39:36.057+00:00

    The Notes field in that screen shot is the Info attribute. You said before "noticed that after migration the "info" or "Notes" field is now mapped to the AD description instead of the "info" data"
    That is not the description field.

    The Notes (info) field from AD on-prem does not show up in Outlook in Exchange Online as you can see. Unless you have other examples where it does

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  1. Ashok M 6,506 Reputation points
    2020-12-18T07:55:34.83+00:00

    Hi @Mike00 ,

    Based on my research, "Notes" field on "Telephone" tab of ADUC is "Info" and that attribute is currently not consumed for groups using the Azure AD Connect Synchronization.

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    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/active-directory/hybrid/reference-connect-sync-attributes-synchronized#exchange-online

    If the above suggestion helps, please click on "Accept Answer" and upvote it.

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  2. Mike00 236 Reputation points
    2020-12-18T20:45:12.797+00:00

    Hi Ashok,

    Thanks for the reply, however it is strange that the in on-premises Exchange the info attribute appears in Notes in Exchange for DL's, however in Exchange Online it seems to map to the description field instead.

    Michael.


  3. Andy David - MVP 140.8K Reputation points MVP
    2020-12-19T02:17:23.073+00:00

    I see the info field populated for 365 Groups and DLs which are 365 mastered.
    I do not see that for standard Distribution Groups synced from on-prem.

    Someone hasnt done some thing crazy and mapped info to Description in AADConnect have they?