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Step 4.3. Configure Users for Federation, Public IM Connectivity, and Remote User Access

Communications Server 2007

You enable federation, public IM connectivity, and remote user access for specific users to control the methods that users can use to communicate with external users.

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The following procedure covers how to configure individual users for federation, public IM connectivity, and remote access. You can also configure a group of users by right-clicking Users or the OU containing the user accounts (or clicking Users or the OU, and selecting specific user accounts in the details pane), and then clicking Configure Communications Users or using the Office Communications Server 2007 administrative snap-in. For more information, see the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Administration Guide.

  1. Log on as a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group to an Enterprise Edition server or a server that is a member of an Active Directory domain and that has the Office Communications Server administration tools installed.

  2. Open Active Directory Users and Computers. Click Start, click All Programs, click Administrative Tools, and then click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  3. In the console tree, expand the Users container or the other organization unit (OU) that contains the user account for which you want to enable federation, public IM connectivity, or remote user access, right-click the user account name, and then click Properties.

  4. On the Communications tab, click Configure next to Additional options.

  5. In User Options, under Federation, do the following:

    • To enable the user account for federation, select the Enable Federation check box.
    • To enable the user account for public IM connectivity, select the Enable public IM connectivity check box.
    • To enable user account for remote access, select the Enable remote user access check box.
  6. Click OK twice.

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