Address List Segregation and Lync


 

Question

Is it possible to provide users with an Address List in Lync that only contains a subset of users in a Lync organization?

Answer

Yes

How?

Using an attribute called msRTCSIP-GroupingID, as described in this TechNet article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg429725.aspx

Time to test Smile

I’m gonna use the objectGUID of an Organizational Unit called Zaventem, that I have in my demo environment

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Then I’m going to change the value of the msRTCSIPGroupingID for a user in that OU to that objectGUID, in this example Annelies Bulkens:

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And I’m doing the same thing for a Lync-enabled user in a different OU, namely DemoTechEd:

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Time to check Smile When I log in as my own demo account, I get the following results when entering d:

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I don’t see DemoTechEd!

When Annelies does the same thing, she only gets DemoTechEd:

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It is still possible for Annelies to add a user as a contact when entering the correct SIP-Uri, as you can see below for user2@lync.local:

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Ilse


Comments (5)

  1. explain plz says:

    could u explain plz wat i do after i open adsiedit.msc

    i have to chose configuration partion or schema partion

  2. you should open domain partition…

    Ilse

  3. lowelllivingston@hotmail.com says:

    Is there a 3rd party product that goes beyond what technet.microsoft.com/…/gg429725.aspx & msRTCSIP-GroupingID  provides for Lync 2010 which would prevent them from using email contact information or manual entry of contact or phone number information. Please let me know at Lowell.Livingston@acgov.org or lowelllivingston@hotmail.com – Thanks!

  4. Dirk says:

    This attribute can also be set on Distribution lists to include them in the lookups.
    Also, don’t forget the Update-CsAddressBook command to speed up the process, and forcing the client address book to update for testing using the method here:

    http://windowsitpro.com/lync/q-how-can-i-force-my-lync-clients-update-their-address-book.

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