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Error message when distribution group expansion fails in Office Communicator 2007 R2: "Cannot save a local copy of your distribution groups."

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Symptoms
A distribution group expansion fails in Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2, and then you receive the following error message:
Cannot save a local copy of your distribution groups. If this problem continues, contact your system administrator.
Cause
This issue occurs if the local part of a distribution group’s e-mail address contains a "/" character (for example, someone/something@example.com).
Workaround
To work around this issue, click OK. Then, the distribution group expands successfully.
Resolution
To resolve this issue, apply the following update:
  • 969695 Description of the Communicator 2007 R2 hotfix rollup package: June 2009
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Properties

Article ID: 972097 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 10:03:53 - Revision: 3.0

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