Skype for Business Online users in an Office 365 domain can’t IM or detect users in an on-premises domain


Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a hybrid deployment of on-premises Skype for Business Server or Lync Server 2013.
  • The domain is confirmed in the on-premises topology and verified by the Office 365 organization.
  • The domain is verified by the Office 365 organization.
  • Federation DNS records for point to the on-premises edge server.
  • Federation DNS records for point to Office 365.

In this scenario, users in the domain can't see the presence status of users in the domain and can't send an instant message (IM) to those users. However, they can receive an IM from a domain user. Users in the domain can see the presence status of users in the domain and can also send IMs to those users.

You may also see the following detail recorded in the client logs: 

ms-diagnostics: 1017; reason="Cannot route From and To domains in this combination"; summary="Domain type analysis indicates that the ms-split-domain-info header in the message is the wrong type”


To resolve this problem, add the Office 365 domain to the on-premises topology. For more information about how to configure the domains for hybrid deployment, go to the following Microsoft resource:

Plan hybrid connectivity between Skype for Business Server and Office 365

More Information

The hybrid configuration is correct for the domain. However, the configuration isn't correct for the domain.

To configure your on-premises deployment for a hybrid deployment, federation DNS records must be pointed to the on-premises edge server for all domains that are verified by the Office 365 organization. Domain matching must be configured in the same manner for both the on-premises deployment and the Office 365 organization.


The shared Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) address space configuration option is configured for all domains in the organization. It can't be configured for only a specific domain.

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