Hosting Chat Communities

Allow a Channel to be Cloned

A cloneable channel is a registered channel that duplicates itself when its member limit is reached.

To set up a cloneable channel:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to the Channels folder for the chat community where you want set up a cloneable channel.

    Chat Communities

    1. Chat_community_name
    2. Channels
  3. Click the Channels folder.
  4. In the Details pane, right-click the channel to be restricted, and then click Properties, or create a registered channel.
  5. On the Access tab, in Number of users allowed in channel, type a relatively low number, such as 10 or 20. This keeps the channel clones more manageable.

    Note   A cloneable channel's member limit does not affect channel owners or hosts. They can join the base channel or any of its clones even if the member limit has been reached.

  6. On the Modes tab, select the Allow this channel to be cloned check box.

Important   If a chat user creates a dynamic channel with the same base name as a cloneable channel, and ends the name with a number (for example, #TestChan2), the channel clone that is eventually created will close the dynamic channel and use its name.

Tip   You can also make a dynamic channel cloneable by logging on to a chat client as a Chat Administrator and using one of the following commands.

To create a dynamic cloneable channel:

  create #ChannelName d

To join an existing dynamic channel and set its mode to cloneable (mode +d):

  /MODE  #ChannelName +d

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