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DeleteUser Message

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Deletes a user account from a Live Meeting conference center.

Component Type

XML Element





A caller must be a member of the Administrator role. In Live Meeting, groups can be empty. Therefore, if the deleted user is the only member of a group, the group is not deleted.

Important noteImportant

DeleteUser must not be called on a conference center hosted by Microsoft Online. For more information, see Using the Live Meeting API with Microsoft Online-Hosted Live Meeting Service.

Deleting a user also deletes all meetings and recordings owned by the user. These meetings and recordings are permanently deleted and cannot be recovered. This cascading delete behavior can have unintended consequences if an Administrator deletes a user that owns meetings or recordings intended for preservation. Before deleting a user, you should make a ListMeetings and ListRecordings request to verify that all meetings and recordings owned by the user are OK to delete.

A new Boolean optional attribute transferRecordingOwnership is added for Live Meeting 2007, and is used to transfer ownership of recordings to the administrator before deleting a member who owned that recording. For more information about this attribute, see the example below and the description in the DeleteUserRequest element topic.

This example shows how to delete the user account of chris from a Live Meeting conference center.

The following code shows the request sent to the conference center.

<PlaceWareConfCenter authUser="apiuser" authPassword="Pa$$w0rd">
  <DeleteUserRequest userID="chris"/>

The following shows the reply returned from the conference center when the request is processed successfully.


The following example shows how an Administrator deletes a user from a Live Meeting conference center and transfers the recordings of the meeting to the Administrators own ownership.

The following shows a request sent to a conference center.

<PlaceWareConfCenter authUser="apiuser" authPassword="Pa$$w0rd">
    <DeleteUserRequest userID="chris" transferRecordingOwnership="true"/>

The following shows a successful reply returned from the conference center.