This article was created in response to a support issue logged with K2. The content may include typographical errors and may be revised at any time without notice This article is not considered official documentation for K2 software and is provided “as is” with no warranties.

Issue

When you attempt to execute the Update Group method for the SharePoint Group SmartObject, you cannot specify a group as the Owner property.

Symptoms

When you attempt to execute the Update Group method for the SharePoint Group SmartObject, and you specify a group as the Owner property, the method fails with an error like:
"The specified user [Group Name] could not be found".

This error can occur whether you provide a group name, principal ID or group FQN.

Resolution

This is a known issue. The Update Group method only supports passing in users as the Group Owner property. The only currently-known workaround for this issue is to call the SharePoint API directly to update a Group's owner to be another Group.