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Configure the Meeting Join Page

Lync Server 2010
 

Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-31

You can control the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 clients that are available for joining scheduled Lync Server 2010 meetings by configuring the meeting join page. When a user clicks a meeting link in a meeting request, the meeting join page detects whether a Lync Server client is already installed on the user’s computer. If a client is already installed, the default client opens and joins the meeting. If a client is not installed, the meeting join page displays options for joining the meeting with alternate clients.

The meeting join page always contains the option to use Microsoft Lync Web App. In addition to this option, you can decide whether to show links for downloading Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee or using a previous version of Microsoft Office Communicator (Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 or Microsoft Office Communicator 2007).

The meeting join scenarios are as follows:

  • If Microsoft Lync 2010 or Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant is installed, the client starts and joins the meeting.
  • If neither Lync 2010 nor Lync 2010 Attendant is installed and Lync 2010 Attendee is installed, Lync 2010 Attendee starts and joins the meeting.
  • If no Lync Server client is installed, the meeting join page opens and gives the user the following options:
    • Use Lync Web App.
    • Download Lync 2010 Attendee. (This link is hidden by default.)
    • Use a previous version of Office Communicator. (This link is hidden by default.)

For the scenario in which no client is installed, you can configure the meeting join page by using the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Control Panel (the Web Service page in the Security group). You can also configure the same settings by using the New-CsWebServiceConfiguration or Set-CsWebServiceConfiguration Lync Server Management Shell cmdlets with the ShowDownloadCommunicatorAttendeeLink and ShowJoinUsingLegacyClientLink parameters.

  1. Open a browser window, and then enter the Admin URL to open the Lync Server Control Panel. For details about the different methods you can use to start Lync Server Control Panel, see Open Lync Server Administrative Tools.

  2. In the left navigation bar, click Security.

  3. Click Web Service.

  4. Select or clear the Show Lync Attendee download link check box, depending on whether you want to give users the option to download and join meetings by using Lync 2010 Attendee.

  5. Select or clear the Show the link for user to join meeting using legacy client check box, depending on whether you want users to be able to join meetings by using a previous version of Communicator.

  1. Start the Lync Server Management Shell: Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Lync Server 2010, and then click Lync Server Management Shell.

  2. Run the following cmdlet:

    Get-CsWebServiceConfiguration
    

    This cmdlet returns the web service configuration settings.

  3. Run the following command, with the ShowDownloadCommunicatorAttendeeLink and ShowJoinUsingLegacyClientLink parameters set to True or False, depending on your preference (for details about the parameters for this cmdlet, see the Lync Server Management Shell documentation):

    Set-CsWebServiceConfiguration -Identity global -ShowDownloadCommunicatorAttendeeLink $True -ShowJoinUsingLegacyClientLink $True
    
 
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