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Overview of Client Policies and Settings

 

Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-17

This topic provides an overview of the client-related settings and policies that you can configure in Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Lync Server 2010 includes two new tools for managing and configuring your Lync Server deployment:

  • Lync Server 2010 Control Panel   A web-based graphical user interface for managing and configuring servers, users, clients, and devices.
  • Lync Server Management Shell   A management interface with a rich set of Windows PowerShell command-line interface cmdlets and a number of pre-defined scripts.

This topic describes client-related settings that are configurable in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Control Panel and Lync Server Management Shell. For details about configuring these settings, do any of the following:

  • For details about configuring settings by using Lync Server 2010 Control Panel, see Lync Server Control Panel in the Operations documentation.
  • For details about how cmdlets and parameters map to options in Lync Server Control Panel user interface, see the Lync PowerShell blog article, "UI-to-PowerShell Mapping," at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=202999.
  • For sample scripts and cmdlet reference, see Lync Server Management Shell in the Operations documentation.
  • For information about how Lync Server Group Policy settings compare to Group Policy settings in previous versions of Microsoft Office Communicator, including new, superseded, and unchanged settings, see Migrating User Settings to Lync Server 2010 in the Migration documentation.

In addition to the settings described in this topic, there are certain policies and settings that must be configured before you deploy Microsoft Lync 2010 clients. For details, see Key Client Policies and Settings.

noteNote:
A policy is applied to users or groups of users. A setting or configuration is applied to the Lync Server environment as a whole.

The following table describes the client-related settings that are configurable in Lync Server Control Panel and maps each group of settings to its corresponding Lync Server Management Shell cmdlet or cmdlets.

Client Policies and Settings Configurable by Using Lync Server 2010 Control Panel

Lync Server Control Panel group Description of client settings and policies Lync Server Management Shell cmdlets

Users

Enable or disable users for Lync Server.

Create new users, or modify existing users.

Move individual users or groups of users from one pool to another.

Configure a user’s SIP address and Registrar pool.

Set the telephony mode: Enterprise Voice, computer-to-computer only, or audio/video (A/V) disabled.

For Enterprise Voice users, assign the line Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), dial plan policy, and voice policy.

Set, lock, or unlock a user’s personal identification number (PIN).

Assign users or groups of users to policies defined in other Lync Server Control Panel groups.

CsAdUser

CsUser

Topology

Manage your topology .

noteNote:
For details, see Managing Computers in Your Topology in the Operations documentation.

CsServerApplication

CsNetworkInterface

CsSimpleURLConfiguration

CsTrustedApplication

IM and Presence

Allow or block instant messages that contain hyperlinks with specific prefixes.

Allow or block files with specific extensions.

CsFileTransferFilterConfiguration

CsImFilterConfiguration

Voice Routing

importantImportant:
Available when Enterprise Voice is enabled.

Configure the dial plan.

Set voice policies for call forwarding, delegation, transfer, park, simultaneous ring, team call, public switched telephone network (PSTN) re-route, bandwidth policy override, and malicious call tracing.

Trunk configuration, test voice routing, and test cases.

CsVoicePolicy

Voice Features

Define number ranges for the Call Park application.

Configure unassigned number routing.

CsCallParkOrbit

CsUnassignedNumber

Response Groups

Configure Response Group application agent groups, queues, and workflows.

CsRgsAgentGroup

Conferencing

Define conferencing policies, including meeting size, (A/V, collaboration, and sharing.

Enable recording.

Set default meeting options.

Configure a dial-in access number.

Configure a dial-in PIN policy.

CsConferencingPolicy

CsConferencingConfiguration

Clients

Configure client version control.

Configure device update rules, logging, and phone configuration firmware testing.

CsClientVersionConfiguration

CsClientVersionPolicy

CsClientVersionPolicyRule

CsUCPhoneConfiguration

CsDeviceUpdateConfiguration

CsDeviceUpdateRule

CsTestDevice

External User Access

Configure federation, remote user access, and public instant messaging (IM) connectivity.

CsExternalAccessPolicy

CsAccessEdgeConfiguration

CsAllowedDomain

CsBlockedDomain

CsPublicProvider

Monitoring and Archiving

Configure call detail recording (CDR) and Quality of Experience (QoE) data.

Configure server-side archiving policy and archiving configuration options.

noteNote:
You use CsClientPolicy to configure client-side archiving.

CsCdrConfiguration

CsQoEConfiguration

CsArchivingPolicy

CsArchivingConfiguration

Security

Set Registrar authentication.

Configure Web Services policies.

Configure the dial-in PIN policy.

CsProxyConfiguration

CsWebServiceConfiguration

Network Configuration

Configure bandwidth management and emergency services settings.

noteNote:
For details, see Lync Server Control Panel in the Operations documentation.

CsLocationPolicy

The following table summarizes policies that were unavailable in previous versions of Microsoft Office Communications Server. These policies can be set by using the Lync Server Management Shell cmdlet CsClientPolicy.

New Lync Server 2010 Client Policies and Settings

Lync Server 2010 in-band provisioning setting / CsClientPolicy parameter Description of client settings and policies

AbsUsage (in-band) / AddressBookAvailability (Windows PowerShell)

Can be set to download the Address Book only, use Address Book web search only, or use both.

ConferenceIMIdleTimeout

Indicates the number of minutes that a user can remain in an IM session without either sending or receiving an instant message.

CustomizedHelpURL

Replaces the default Lync 2010 Help URL with the location of your organization-specific Help. Use in conjunction with EnableEnterpriseCustomizedHelp.

CustomLinkInErrorMessages

URL for a website that can be added to error messages in Lync.

DisableContactCardOrganizationTab

Enables or disables the Organization tab on contact cards.

DisableFeedsTab

Enables or disables the Activity Feeds list.

DisablePoorDeviceWarnings

Disables device warnings that appear any time a faulty or obsolete device is detected.

DisablePoorNetworkWarnings

Disables network quality warnings that might appear during a conversation.

DisplayPhoto

Determines whether photos (of both the user and his or her contacts) are displayed.

DisplayPublishedPhotoDefault

Sets the default for display of other contacts’ published photos. Can be overridden by users.

EnableContactSync

Enables Lync to synchronize contacts with Microsoft Exchange Server.

EnableDelegation

Enables call delegation. See also EnableExchangeDelegationSync in this table.

EnableDiagnosticsLogsCollection

Enables or disables the Collect Logs button, which is used to collect logs for the investigation of audio, video, or connectivity issues. This feature allows the user to capture the necessary logs and metrics and compress them into a .cab file. The user then manually uploads logs per the administrator’s instructions, and the administrator sends the logs to Microsoft for troubleshooting purposes.

EnableEnterpriseCustomizedHelp

Allows you to replace the default Lync Help URL with the location of your organization-specific Help. Use in conjunction with CustomizedHelpURL.

EnableExchangeContactSync

When enabled, creates a corresponding personal contact in Microsoft Outlook for each person on a user’s Lync Contacts list.

EnableExchangeDelegateSync

When enabled, allows the client to retrieve the Exchange calendar delegates (users who have authoring and editing rights and permissions on the manager’s calendar) and use these settings to update delegates in Lync. Use this setting in conjunction with the EnableDelegation setting, which is configurable in the CsVoicePolicy cmdlets or in Lync Server Control Panel.

EnableHotdesking

When enabled, allows a user to use his or her Lync Server account to log on to a phone running Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition in a shared workspace by.

EnableVOIPCallDefault

When enabled, places a Lync call any time a user employs the click-to-call feature.

ExcludedContactFolders

Indicates which Microsoft Outlook contact folders (if any) should not be searched any time Lync searches for new contacts.

HotdeskingTimeout

Specifies the timeout interval for a user logged on to a hot-desk phone.

MaximumDGsAllowedInContactList

Indicates the maximum number of distribution groups that a user can configure as a contact.

MaxPhotoSizeKB

Indicates the maximum size (in kilobytes) for pictures displayed in Lync 2010. Setting the MaxPhotoSize to 0 prevents any pictures from being displayed in Lync 2010. The default value is 30 kilobytes.

PhotoUsage

Enables or disables the display of pictures.

PolicyEntry

Provides a way to add settings not covered by the default parameters.

SearchPrefixFlags

Represents the Address Book attributes that should be searched any time a user searches for a new contact.

ShowManagePrivacyRelationships

Enables or disables the Manage Privacy Relationships option in the View by menu.

ShowRecentContacts

Shows or hides the Recent Contacts option in the Display Options menu.

ShowSharepointPhotoEditLink

Controls whether users see the Edit in Mysite selection in their My Picture options. The Edit in Mysite selection allows users to show a picture from Microsoft SharePoint MySite.

SPSearchCenterExternalURL

Specifies the external URL for the SharePoint site used for keyword searches (also known as expert searches). This URL appears at the bottom of any of keyword search results that appear in Lync. If the user clicks this URL, his or her web browser opens the SharePoint site, and the user can conduct searches using SharePoint’s search capabilities.

SPSearchCenterInternalURL

Specifies the internal URL for the SharePoint site used for keyword searches (also known as expert searches). This URL appears at the bottom of any of keyword search results that appear in Lync. If the user clicks this URL, his or her web browser opens the SharePoint site, and the user can conduct searches using SharePoint’s search capabilities.

SPSearchExternalURL

Specifies the internal URL for the SharePoint site used for keyword searches (also known as expert searches). Lync uses this SharePoint site any time an external user (that is, a user who has accessed the system from outside the organization’s firewall) conducts a keyword search.

SPSearchInternalURL

Specifies the internal URL for the SharePoint site used for keyword searches (also known as expert searches). Lync uses this SharePoint site any time an internal user (that is, a user who has logged on from inside the organization’s firewall) conducts a keyword search.

 
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