Skype chat room
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My manager asked me to add a new user to one of our Persistent Chat rooms. Under Persistent Chat Policy, we have a Global policy and a Pool policy. Which means new users should have Persistent Chat access.
I like the Control Panel myself, but if you prefer the Management Shell, this is the command you’ll use: Set-Cs Persistent Chat Room [This configures the settings for an existing room, and lets you assign users or groups to the room.] In the Skype for Business Control Panel, click Persistent Chat. A quick OK, and he shows up in the Allowed Members list. You’ll have to add individual users to the Allowed Members list (like we do), or use an OU.
You can do this via the Control Panel or the Management Shell. (When you click it, you see this “Select Allowed Members” screen.) I enter the user’s first name, click Find, and there he is! I found the solution on Georg Thomas’ blog: Persistent Chat, Unable to resolve names or add Members and Managers: Invalid members – Georg Thomas on Skype for Business, Lync and Universal Communications If you did use “Domain Users” in the Allowed Members list, user names won’t resolve when you add them to a chat room.
By default in Skype for Business, each user receives messages about the chat rooms followed based on the preferences set in the Persistent Chat Options window.