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Configure Settings for Anonymous Users

Communications Server 2007 R2

Topic Last Modified: 2009-03-06

Anonymous participation in meetings enables a user whose identity is verified only through the meeting or conference key to join meetings. When you ran the Configuration Wizard on your Edge Servers, you had the option to allow anonymous users, but you can also configure specific settings to control anonymous participation. This includes configuring the global policy and implementing user-level settings to control participation by anonymous users. Use the procedures in this section to do the following:

  • Configure the settings on the Meetings tab in Global Properties to specify how anonymous participation is implemented in your organization (that is, allow anonymous users, disallow anonymous users, or allow only specific users to invite anonymous users).
  • When you configure the settings on the Meetings tab, if you choose the option to enforce anonymous participation on a user-by-user basis, you also need to configure settings for each of the individual users that you want to allow to invite anonymous users to meetings.
  1. In your internal network, log on to a server running Office Communications Server 2007 R2 or a server with the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 administrative tools installed as a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins or a group with equivalent user rights.

  2. Open Office Communications Server 2007 R2 snap-in: Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Office Communications Server 2007 Administrative Tools.

  3. In the console tree, right-click the forest node, point to Properties, and then click Global Properties.

  4. Click the Meetings tab.

  5. In the Anonymous participants box, click the global policy that you want to enforce:

    • To allow all users in your organization to invite anonymous users to meetings, click Allow users to invite anonymous participants..
    • To prevent all users in your organization from inviting anonymous users to meetings, click Disallow users from inviting anonymous participants.
    • To require that you configure each individual user account that you want to be able to invite anonymous users feature and prevent all other users from inviting anonymous users, click Enforce per user.
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      If you chose to enforce anonymous participation using the Enforce per user setting, use the next procedure to configure settings for each user that you want to allow to invite anonymous users.
  6. To configure a global meeting policy, do the following:

    • Under Policy Settings, click the name of the policy that you want to use in the Global policy list.
    • To view or modify a policy, under Policy Definition, click the name of the policy, click Edit, modify the policy as appropriate, and then click OK.
    • Click OK.
  1. Log on to a server running Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Standard Edition or Enterprise Edition, or a server with the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 administrative tools installed as a member of the RTCUniversalUserAdmins or a group with equivalent user rights.

  2. Open Office Communications Server 2007 R2 snap-in: Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Administrative Tools.

  3. In the console tree, locate the Standard Edition server node or Enterprise pool node containing the user account that you want to enable, expand the node, and then click Users.

  4. In the details pane, right-click the name of the user account that you want to allow to invite anonymous participants, and then click Properties.

  5. On the Communications tab, do the following, and then click OK:

    • If you are running Windows Server 2008, next to Meetings, click Configure.
    • If you are running Windows Server 2003, under Meetings, select the Allow anonymous participants check box.
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    This option is available only if you selected the Enforce per user option in the previous procedure.
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