Assign policies in Lync Server 2013 to a common area phone

Lync Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-20

After you create your policy for common area phones (for details, see Create a voice policy and configure PSTN usage records in Lync Server 2013), you can assign the policy to a common area phone by using Windows PowerShell and the appropriate Grant-Cs cmdlet. These cmdlets 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

  • The following command assigns the per-user voice policy RedmondVoice to the common area phone that has the Identity Building 14 Lobby.

    Grant-CsVoicePolicy -Identity "Building 14 Lobby" -PolicyName "RedmondVoicePolicy"

  • In this example, the per-user voice policy RedmondVoice is assigned to all the common area phones configured for use in the organization.

    Get-CsCommonAreaPhone | Grant-CsVoicePolicy  -PolicyName "RedmondVoicePolicy"

For details, see the Help topics for the Grant-CsVoicePolicy.