A user does not receive an invitation when added to a distribution list that is a member of a chat room in Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat


Consider the following scenario:
  • You enable user A and user B for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2.
  • User A is not added to any Group Chat room. User B is added to a Group Chat room.
  • You add a distribution list (DL) as a member to an Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Group Chat room. You enable this chat room to send invitations to new members.
  • You add both user A and user B to the DL.
  • Both user A and user B sign in to Group Chat.
In this scenario, user B receives the invitation but user A does not.


This issue occurs because of an automatic directory synchronization issue. The DL is not assigned a prinID. Therefore, the server does not detect the users in the DL and does not send the invitation.

Note The term DL can refer to a distribution list, security group, organizational unit and so on. 


To resolve this issue, install the following cumulative update:
2647090 Description of the cumulative update for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat server: January, 2012


Article ID: 2647096 - Last Review: Jan 19, 2012 - Revision: 1