I am in a situation where we need to keep separate yammer networks. On the main one connected with me as a global admin everything works. If I create a dummy user for the other domains and make them global admin in order to see them as yammer network admins I get the exact same situation: the user is a normal user and does not become a yammer network admin.

I have already called microsoft but they simply tell me its random and the best chances are to create a user with no licence and to never assign a yammer licence, which I have done already 3 times.

I have tried to create the user via cloud only and even via ad on premise to later synch it with O365. Nothing has changed. The user(s) are always normal users.

Anybody tried what I am trying to achieve successfully? what exact steps have you performed?

  • Did you try to assign the user as a yammer admin on this page? yammer.com/<yourdomain>/admin/set_admins – HarryB May 10 '17 at 11:15
  • that page in my secondary networks gives me "Network admins can delete content, remove members, invite guest users, and configure security settings. The current admins are:" and nothing underneath and no button to add a user – susan May 10 '17 at 12:11
  • The exact result to the link you posted is 'You've hit a 404 page, but keep believing!' – susan May 10 '17 at 13:38
  • Are you still believing?!! :) did you set the user as global admin via azure ad? – HarryB May 10 '17 at 14:06
  • I have set the user as global admin via O365 (which for me is the only way I can set up a global admin) – susan May 10 '17 at 14:11

Ref: https://support.office.com/en-gb/article/Frequently-asked-questions-Yammer-activation-guide-4f6763f4-23e2-43b0-a554-08931295e863

My company has multiple domains and I want to activate Yammer Enterprise for all of them. How do I do that?

Office 365 supports one activated Yammer Enterprise network per account. If your organization has multiple domains, start by activating your home network using the domain that accommodates the majority of your users. Then, you can work with Support to add your additional domains to your home network. Note that you need to verify these domains in Office 365.

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Office 365 and Yammer admin functions are currently managed separately. There are two ways to make someone a Yammer admin:

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