I have given an AD group permissions to a SharePoint (Moss 2007) site. Then I added that group as well as some individuals to a SharePoint Group.

I then added a link to the site Navigation (Site Actions > Site Settings > Modify Navigation). For the Audience for the link, I selected the SharePoint Group.

The individuals I added to the SharePoint Group can see the link. The individuals that belong to the AD Group I added to the SharePoint Group can not see the link.

If I use the SharePoint Group for security (I give them permissions to a subsite, for example), the members of the AD Group inside the SharePoint Group are able to access the subsite.

Is this expected behavior? Is there something I'm missing here?

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Please check this post where a similar issue is reported.

As the post explains, to identify a target audience, you can use one or more of the following:

SharePoint groups

Distribution lists

Security groups

Global audiences

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