Anyone Can Change a Distribution Group to a Security Group

Brief tidbit of information that I can’t believe I just found out today. As we all know, you may choose to use distribution groups if you don’t want to use a group to assign permissions to. Now I knew you could convert from distribution group to security group and vice versa and also that the conversion from a distribution group to a security group happens automatically if you assign the distribution group to the ACL of an object. What I didn’t think of is that anyone can do this not just admins. For example, if a user gives a distribution group permission to their Outlook calendar, that distribution group is now a security group. I learned something new today.

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