View conferencing policy information in Lync Server 2013

Lync Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-23

In Lync Server 2013 Control Panel, you use conferencing policies to control how conferencing is implemented in your deployment. This includes the following conferencing policies:

  • A global policy that is created by default when you deploy Lync Server 2013.

  • Optional site-level and user-level policy that you can create and use to specify how conferencing is implemented for specific sites or users.

  1. From a user account that is assigned to the CsUserAdministrator role or the CsAdministrator role, log on to any computer in your internal deployment.

  2. 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 2013 administrative tools.

  3. In the left navigation bar, click Conferencing and then click Conferencing Policy.

  4. On the Conferencing Policy page, double-click the conferencing policy that you would like to view.

  5. In Edit File Filter, select the Show Details… check box.

    Edit Conferencing Policy - <policy> opens displaying the settings for the selected policy. For details about configuring the settings, see Create or modify a conferencing policy in Lync Server 2013.

Conferencing policies can be viewed by using Windows PowerShell and the Get-CsConferencingPolicy cmdlet. This cmdlet can be run either from the Lync Server 2013 Management Shell or from a remote session of Windows PowerShell. For details about using remote Windows PowerShell to connect to Lync Server, see the Lync Server Windows PowerShell blog article "Quick Start: Managing Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Using Remote PowerShell" at

  • To view information about all your conferencing policies, type the following command in the Lync Server Management Shell and then press ENTER:


    That will return information similar to this:

    Identity                                  : Global
    AllowIPAudio                              : True
    AllowIPVideo                              : True
    AllowMultiView                            : True
    Description                               :
    AllowParticipantControl                   : True
    AllowAnnotations                          : True
    DisablePowerPointAnnotations              : False
    AllowUserToScheduleMeetingsWithAppSharing : True
    AllowNonEnterpriseVoiceUsersToDialOut     : False
    AllowAnonymousUsersToDialOut              : False
    AllowAnonymousParticipantsInMeetings      : True
    AllowExternalUsersToSaveContent           : True
    AllowExternalUserControl                  : False
    AllowExternalUsersToRecordMeeting         : False
    AllowPolls                                : True
    AllowSharedNotes                          : True
    EnableDialInConferencing                  : True
    EnableAppDesktopSharing                   : Desktop
    AllowConferenceRecording                  : False
    EnableP2PRecording                        : False
    EnableFileTransfer                        : True
    EnableP2PFileTransfer                     : True
    EnableP2PVideo                            : True
    AllowLargeMeetings                        : False
    EnableDataCollaboration                   : True
    MaxVideoConferenceResolution              : VGA
    MaxMeetingSize                            : 250
    AudioBitRateKb                            : 200
    VideoBitRateKb                            : 50000
    AppSharingBitRateKb                       : 50000
    FileTransferBitRateKb                     : 50000
    TotalReceiveVideoBitRateKb                : 6000
    EnableMultiViewJoin                       : True

For more information, see the help topic for the Get-CsConferencingPolicy cmdlet.