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Create or modify a new client version policy rule in Lync Server 2013

Lync Server 2013
 

Topic Last Modified: 2013-01-21

Client version policy rules define the actions that should be taken when users attempt to log on with specific clients and client versions. You can create or modify individual rules for a client version policy from Lync Server 2013 Control Panel.

importantImportant:
Rules are listed in order of precedence. For example, if you have a rule that allows clients running version 1.5 to connect, followed by a rule that blocks clients running a version earlier than 2.0, the first rule takes precedence, and clients running version 1.5 are allowed to connect.

  1. Create or modify a new client version policy in Lync Server 2013 with Lync Server Control Panel.

  2. On the Edit Client Version Policy page, do one of the following:

    • Click New to create a new client version rule.

    • Click one of the defined client types in the list, and then click Show details.

    noteNote:
    You can use wildcards to indicate the client type.
  3. In User agent, select a client type.

  4. Under Version number, do the following:

    • In Major version, type the number that corresponds to the major release of the client.

    • In Minor version, type the number that corresponds to the minor release of the client.

    • In Build, type the number that corresponds to the major and minor release of the client.

    • In Update, type the number that corresponds to the updated release of the client.

    noteNote:
    You can use wildcards to indicate the client version number.
  5. To specify the matching operation for the client version you specified in the preceding steps, in Comparison operation, click one of the following:

    • Same as

    • Is not

    • Newer than

    • Newer than or same as

    • Older than

    • Older than or same as

  6. To specify the action to perform when the criteria in the preceding steps are met, click one of the following in Action:

    • To allow the client to log on, click Allow.

    • To allow the client to log on and receive updates from Windows Server Update Service or Microsoft Update, click Allow and Upgrade. This action is available only when user agent OC is selected.

      noteNote:
      Selecting this action causes a notification to appear the next time users sign in to Lync 2013. The notification states that an update is available, even if updates have not yet been released to Windows Server Update Service or Microsoft Update. To avoid confusion, you should choose this action only after updates become available.
    • To allow the client to log on and display a message about where to download another client version, click Allow with URL. You specify the URL later in this procedure.

    • To prevent the client from logging on, click Block.

    • To prevent the client from logging on and allow the client to receive updates from Windows Server Update Service or Microsoft Update, click Block and Upgrade. This action is available only when user agent OC is selected.

    • To prevent the client from logging on and display a message about where to download another client version, click Block with URL. You specify the URL later in this procedure.

  7. (Optional) If you clicked Allow with URL or Block with URL in the previous step, type the client download URL to include in the message in URL.

  8. Click OK, and then click Commit.

 
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