Teams Breakout Rooms Settings - Presenters Missing in the "Manage Rooms" Setting

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Hello! I'm hoping that someone can help identify a solution to a problem that has us dumbfounded. We have set up multiple Teams meetings where we need a handful of presenters to have the ability to manage the breakout room settings. We've found the setting to make this designation - "Assign presenters to manage rooms" - but unfortunately during testing, our presenters aren't showing to be able to select them. We either get a "We couldn't find any matches" or a "There are no assigned presenters to select from" error. And sometimes we're able to select one presenter, but no one else. We've tried adjusting the attendee settings so that everyone is a presenter, so that the specific people we need managing breakout rooms are set as presenters, etc. and we still have this issue. We can find no rhyme or reason as to why it works for some but not for others, and are looking for a consistent solution. Any help is appreciated!!! Happy to elaborate further as needed.

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@kendraweaver Hi, I had to reproduce and can only confirm that something is going on. Not sure what as there's no service disruption, but it's very inconsistent when it comes to the "who can present" field. I have raised this with the Teams PG but I suggest you also reach out to your admin (in case you are not) to have an official support ticket created from the M365 admin portal. That will most likely speed things up.

Thank you! Just sent this note along and they're going to get that submitted.
hi Christian, looks I have something similar which is analysing by MS
looks like Teams can't recognize some type of address

a sample, Test<Email address removed>; Test; Email address removed, they are 3 kind of address, which Teams could use any of them to have a meeting; but, only "Test" could be used to assign the role.

you can find the difference in exchange canlendar, but can't find the difference in Teams-calendar

Hi, did you ever get a fix on this one?  It's really frustrating me! @kendraweaver 

Hi, did you get anywhere with this? Tia
Unfortunately, no. We had to go through 10+ meetings with an alternative approach since we couldn't execute in the way we were wanting. I asked my IT team to escalate it with MS/put in a ticket, but nothing has transpired since.
Just adding that I know work was made and was about to roll out, not sure about status though. Have to get back on that.
Hi, Christian!
Is this issue fixed for you? Having the same issue now with no possibility to assign an additional room manager.

Worked all good before in the workshop session we had at the end of January though.