We have our security groups coming from AD on the AD import. A user wants to set an alert on a list to notify the group when something changes. The group is a global security group. I can set the email address and rerun the sync, but every time I add the group to the alert, I get the message "The following users do not have e-mail addresses specified: "

I know the AD import is working but I'm thinking the missing element here is that we don't have Exchange. Can a non-Exchange environment have a security group added to an alert and have everyone in that group be notified?

  • is your group email enabled? – Waqas Sarwar MVP Apr 28 '15 at 19:21
  • @WaqasSarwarMCSE Where would I check that? – jkandiko Apr 28 '15 at 19:53
  • if you added the email address then it is already email enable...check this blog.gavin-adams.com/2007/10/26/… – Waqas Sarwar MVP Apr 28 '15 at 20:13
  • I see the email in AD, but when I drill down to the group in SP, I don't see the email field set. I've been doing incremental AD updates. Would this have to be a full synch in order to pull this property over? Is there a Powershell command to update a pulled AD group's email? – jkandiko Apr 28 '15 at 20:36

For anyone in a similar environment, this is what you do:

Add the AD group to any SharePoint group you have on the site.

Since you can't set the user properties of a group through the Central Administration Tool, do it through Powershell. Fire up a command line with the SharePoint Powershell commands added and do:

Set-SPUser -Identity 'domain\groupname' -web URLTOSharepoint -Email 'EmailAddressHere'

After that, I went back into SP and clicked on the group name and the email appeared there. I could then set email alerts for that group.

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