Using the Tenant ID feature the TM Administrator is able to set whether or not SfB Client users should be able to find specific TeamServiceOnly or TeamServiceAndTeamCallGroup.

(info) See related chapter Team Management with an explanation on different types of Teams.

Empty Tenant ID

The Tenant ID is empty by default.
With empty Tenant IDthe SfB Client users are able to find the TeamServiceOnly or TeamServiceAndTeamCallGroup using the SfBClient search.

The teams found in search of the Lync Client, because their Tenant ID are empty

Filled Tenant ID

With filled Tenant ID the SfB Client users are not able to find the TeamServiceOnlyorTeamService and TeamCallGroup using the SfB Client search.

The team 2 is not found in search of the Lync Client, because its Tenant ID is filled

A user will see the team in the SfB clients only in two cases:

  • A user is configured to see the teams with this Tenant ID
  • A user knows and enters the full sip address of the team

The team 2 with filled Tenant ID is found using the full sip address


To configure the Tenant ID feature, follow the next steps:

  1. Run the SfB Server Management Shell as administrator
  2. Find the guid of the TeamServiceOnlyorTeamServiceAndTeamCallGroup executing the power shell cmdlet:| fl * 
    Example: Get-CsTrustedApplicationEndpoint sip:TeamServiceAndTeamCallGroup2@dev.local | fl *

    The executed command results the guidedaaa139-5470-4fcb-80ed-45b6ffd0abfc
  3. Run the cmdlet

    _$tenantId = \[GUID\] "13b68b3b-eeea-4b13-9bed-53eccd43ded7"_
    _set-adobject "edaaa139-5470-4fcb-80ed-45b6ffd0abfc" -Replace @\{"msRTCSIP-GroupingID"=$tenantId \}_
    (where "edaaa139-5470-4fcb-80ed-45b6ffd0abfc" is "Guid" property from step 2
    "13b68b3b-eeea-4b13-9bed-53eccd33ded7" - new necessary tenant id)
    *Figure 43: The executed command* 
  4. Followed by


    The executed command
  5. Enter the set Tenant ID on TM FE and save the changes

  6. Wait until address books on SfB client machines are synchronized. If you want to accelerate the synchronization, sign out and exit the SfB client and delete the SIP profile from

    <user profile>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Communicator\ (for SfB 2010)
    <user profile>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Office\15.0\SfB\  (for SfB 2013 and SfB) 
  7. Then execute on the SfB client machine the following command in the command prompt to force the SfB client to download the address book immediately:

    reg add HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\SfB /v GalDownloadInitialDelay /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

    The executed command
  8. Launch the SfB client. The search e.g. by name will not find the team any more

    The executed command

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