Adding Contacts and Presence RRS feed

  • Question

  •  1.) Is it possible to add a distribution list from active directory? I noticed when I performed a search that my distribution lists appeared. I was able to add them however when it trys to expand them is errors out with no specific information. Do those users in the dist lists need to have communicator enabled on their account for this to work? I was able to view the properties of the group and then add them to my local contacts (which I don't want to do)......


    2.) I noticed that the presence piece (if that's what its called) does not work properly when viewed in the body of and outlook message. The small circle does not show any color status of that person. When the person is available and online in communicator is does not reflect that they are online in Outlook. Any ideas?



    Monday, July 21, 2008 11:54 PM

All replies

  • 1. Yes.. Members of the DL should be ocs enabled. they should have SIP Address before they could be seen in communicator through DL expansion. If you have added any dl with members being OCS enable and dl still doesnt expand.. then you got to fix the web component service.

    2. Ensure that the outlook and communicator both are patched up with the latest patch.
    If outlook is patched up.. go to tools => options => others => and ensure that "Display online status...." is checked on.

    If above is checked on then ensure that the email address attribute of the user does match with the SIP Address of the user.

    reply on the post if you still have presence issue in outlook.

    R. Kinker
    MCSE 2003 (Messaging), MCTS - LCS 2005, MCTS - OCS 2007

    Tuesday, July 22, 2008 2:02 AM