Enterprise Groups Overview
Cisco Jabber users can search for enterprise groups and security groups in Microsoft Active Directory and add them to their contact lists. If a group that is already added to the contact list is updated, the contact list is automatically updated. Cisco Unified Communications Manager synchronizes its database with Microsoft Active Directory groups at specified intervals. The interval at which Cisco Unified Communications Manager synchronizes the groups is determined by LDAP Directory Synchronization Schedule parameters in the LDAP Directory Configuration window.
Currently, the Enterprise Groups feature is supported only on the Microsoft Active Directory server. It is not supported on Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS) and other corporate directories.
Only the group members that are assigned to the IM and Presence Service nodes can be added to the contact list. Other group members are discarded.
If you disable the Enterprise Groups feature, Cisco Jabber users cannot search Microsoft Active Directory groups or see the groups that they already added to their contact lists. If a user is already logged in when you disable the Enterprise Groups feature, the group will be visible until the user logs out. When the user logs in again, the group will not be visible.
Maximum Allowed Entries
The maximum number of entries that are allowed in a contact list is the sum of the number of entries in the contact list and the number of entries in groups that are already added to the contact list.
Maximum entries in contact list = (number of entries in contact list) + (number of entries in groups)
When the Enterprise Groups feature is enabled, Cisco Jabber users can add the groups to the contact list if the number of entries in the contact list is less than the maximum allowed entries. If the maximum allowed entries is exceeded while the feature is disabled, the users are not restricted until the feature is enabled. If the user continues to be logged in after the feature is enabled, no error message is displayed. When the user logs out and logs in again, an error message is displayed that asks the users to clear the excess entries.
In addition to enterprise groups, Cisco Jabber users can also search for, and add, security groups to their contact list. To set up this feature, administrators must configure a customized LDAP filter and apply it to the configured LDAP directory sync.