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About Mail-Enabled Reference Groups (CornellAD Group Management)

This article applies to: Group Management

All CornellAD reference groups based on the lowest level of the Peoplesoft HR Tree (typically at the department level) are mail-enabled for use with Exchange. (Peoplesoft calls these "Node 9 groups.")

This means you can, for example, 

  • share your Exchange calendar with everyone in your department by adding the appropriate reference group to the Permissions Property tab in your email client


  • send a message to everyone in the group by putting the address of the reference group in the To field of your message.

If you want to share your calendar with a larger group, for example, with everyone in all the departments in your unit or college or division, there are two basic ways to accomplish this.

  • You can follow the sharing directions for each Node 9-based reference group in your unit. (Use the links above to view the procedures for each mail client.)


  • Your OU administrator can create a group, mail-enable the new group, then add each of the relevant Node 9-based reference groups as a member of the new group. Then you (the person who wants to share a calendar with others) can follow the sharing directions, granting permissions to the new group your OU administrator created.

    For example, an OU administrator for CIT might
    • create a group called cit-everyone
    • mail-enable that group
    • add these groups as members of cit-everyone:
      • rg.cit-ats.employee
      • rg.cit-ncs.employee
      • rg.cit-so.employee
      • rg.oit-adm.employee
      • ... etc.

Then the owner of a calendar (say, for a conference room) could give viewing permissions to cit-everyone and all CIT employees would be able to see that calendar in their mail client.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 12:59am


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