how Add a default contact group on skype for bussiness ? RRS feed

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  • we have a skype for business server on-prem and we want a specific group to be added by default to skype for business contact list?



    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 11:49 AM

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  • Hi

    This is going to be a bit difficult to do. Contact Groups are an end user managed function. You can do things such as using third party scripts but they are messy and admin intensive. They also need the user to have signed in at least once to Skype.

    The options you have are:

    • Sefautil Server (landis technologies) - http://www.landiscomputer.com/sefautilserver/
    • Vytru Contact Manager - http://www.vytru.com/contacts-manager-free-trial-download-form.html 

    both solutions carry a cost.


    Note: Please remember to `Mark as Answered` a post that answers your question and/or `Vote as Helpful` posts that have helped you. This will help others find answers to similar problems. For more Skype for Business help visit: http://www.skype4b.uk Please note that answers are based on my experience and opinion only and do not necessarily represent the views of my employer.

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 6:11 PM
  • Hi Mayank pahan,

    Welcome to post in our forum.

    Regarding your issue, so far, there is no method to add a specific group to SFB contact list by default.

    If you want to add a group or users to the SFB contact list, you need to use search box on the Contacts view of the Skype for Business main window, type a name, IM address, or desk phone number if they are in your organization, then add it to the contact list manually.

    Please refer to


    You could post your issue in SFB SDK forum, there are more experts will help you develop this function


    Hope this reply helpful to you.


    Alice Wang

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    • Proposed as answer by Alice-Wang Monday, November 14, 2016 10:28 AM
    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 3:15 AM
  • Hi Mayank,

    The best contact list is created by the user themselves.

    However, if you want to achieve, you can also try to use the team members from AD and add them as contacts to a user’s contact list with “Set-CsPrivacyConfiguration -Identity Global -AutoInitiateContact $True”

    I need to verify if this still works with SFB.

    More details:


    You can also use Exchange Distributions Groups whose membership will be automatically updated in Lync, but you still need to manually add the Distribution Groups.

    You can refer to the link below:


    Linus || Please mark posts as answers/helpful if it answers your question.

    Wednesday, November 9, 2016 10:19 AM