• Blog Post: Are Unused Settings Applied From the Global Scope?

    Suppose I have a policy at the site scope, but it only uses one setting. Are the unused settings applied from the global scope? Good question. To begin with, we should note that most Lync Server policies – and most policy settings – have default values. For example, suppose you use...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: AllowIPAudio

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values AllowIPAudio This is a per-organizer setting. · TRUE: IP audio can be used in a meeting. This is the default...
  • Blog Post: Copying Lync Server Policies

    Is there any way to copy a Lync Server policy? Officially? No, there's not. We know a lot of people would love to see something like a Copy-CsVoicePolicy cmdlet, but nothing like that exists at the moment, and we don't know of any plans to create a cmdlet like that in the future. (Although if it...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Policy Default Values and Inheritance

    Where are policy defaults stored? Are they inherited from the global policy? Can I change the default values? For all intents and purposes, the default values for anything you can create in Lync Server PowerShell (which includes configuration settings as well as policies) are hard-wired into the...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #191

    Group Policy gone? How can we go on? Oh, right: Client policies. In case you've been wondering whether or not today's going to be a good day, well, here's your answer: no, today is not going to be a good day. At least not here in the Seattle area. For one thing, it's cloudy and overcast...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: EnableP2PRecording

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values EnableP2PRecording This is a per-user setting. · TRUE: Users can record a peer-to-peer session. ·...
  • Blog Post: Find the Number of Users Assigned to Your Per-User Policies

    A koan is a riddle used by Zen Buddhists to help focus the mind during meditation and, with any luck, to help the initiate develop intuitive thinking. Some of the more famous Zen koans include: "Two hands clap and there is a sound; what is the sound of one hand?" "What is Buddha?" Dongshan...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: EnableDataCollaboration

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values EnableDataCollaboration This is a per-organizer setting. · TRUE: Users can create whiteboards and polls,...
  • Blog Post: Grant Dial Plans and Voice Policies to Multiple Users

    Submitted by Scott Stubberfield and Nick Smith, Microsoft In order to take advantage of Enterprise Voice (Microsoft’s implementation of Voice over IP) users need, among other things, to be assigned a dial plan and a voice policy. Dial plans and voice policies can easily be assigned to individual...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: MaxMeetingSize

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values MaxMeetingSize This is a per-organizer setting. Any integer value between 2 and 250, inclusive. ...
  • Blog Post: Getting Rid of Policies You Thought You Already Got Rid Of

    You know how, in life, there are things that you know you really really shouldn't do and yet, for some reason, you go ahead and do them anyway? And then you almost immediately slap yourself on the forehead and say, "Oh man, why did I do that?" Well, with that in mind, we — what's that? You say...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: EnableAppDesktopSharing

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values EnableAppDesktopSharing This is a per-user setting. · Desktop: Users can share their entire computer. This...
  • Blog Post: Unassigning a Policy

    OK, so the good news is this: following our guide to Assigning Policies , you’ve managed to successfully assign a new client policy to all the users in an OU. Congratulations! Now here’s the bad news: as it turns out, there’s at least one user in that OU (the ubiquitous Ken Myer...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: EnableDialInConferencing

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values EnableDialInConferencing This is a per-organizer setting. · TRUE: Users can use a telephone to dial-in for...
  • Blog Post: Looking Up the Default Values for a Policy

    You know, those of us who work here at Microsoft only care about one thing: freedom of choice. (Well, OK, two things: freedom of choice, and buying a new Jaguar every time the current one hits the 1,000 mile mark.) For instance, when you install Microsoft Lync Server 2010, we helpfully provide default...
  • Blog Post: Simultaneously Assigning a Policy to Multiple Users

    Trying to pick your favorite feature in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 PowerShell is like trying to pick your favorite episode of The Simpsons : there are so many good ones to choose from that it simply can't be done. Note . Actually, it can be done: Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #125

    It's always a great Day if you have your client Version policies. Well, it's Monday, and the author of today's Lync Server PowerShell haiku is definitely excited about being back to work, especially after the weekend that he was forced to endure. How bad could that weekend have been? Well...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: AllowUserToScheduleMeetingsWithAppSharing

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values AllowUserToScheduleMeetingsWithAppSharing This is a per-organizer setting. · TRUE: Application sharing is...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: AllowExternalUsersToSaveContent

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values AllowExternalUsersToSaveContent This is a per-organizer setting. · TRUE: External users can save whiteboards...
  • Blog Post: How to Undo That Thing You Now Wish You Had Never Done in the First Place

    Although we can't guarantee this, we can pretty much guarantee this: once you've switched to Microsoft Lync Server 2010 you'll never have nightmares again. Or, at the very least, you'll never have nightmares about Microsoft Lync Server again. Ever. Note . A strong statement? Perhaps. On the...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: AllowAnnotations

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values AllowAnnotations This is a per-organizer setting. · TRUE: Users can create whiteboards. This is the default...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: AllowParticipantControl

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values AllowParticipantControl This is a per-user setting. · TRUE: Users can take control of shared applications...
  • Blog Post: Removing Policies and Other Objects

    For the most part, the various Remove cmdlets found in the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 implementation of Windows PowerShell are simple and straightforward. For example, suppose you want to remove a voice policy that has the Identity site:Redmond. That’s fine; all you have to do is call Remove-CsVoicePolicy...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: EnableP2PFileTransfer

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values EnableP2PFileTransfer This is a per-user setting. · TRUE: Users can transfer files to another user in a peer...
  • Blog Post: Conferencing Policy Settings: AllowIPVideo

    This article is part of the series An In-Depth Guide to Conferencing Policy Settings . Parameter/Property Name Allowed Values AllowIPVideo This is a per-organizer setting. · TRUE: IP video can be used in a meeting. This is the default...