Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-23
Microsoft Lync Server 2010 uses a Location Policy to enable Lync Server 2010 clients for E9-1-1 during client registration. A Location Policy contains the settings that define how E9-1-1 will be implemented. For example, the Location Policy contains information such as the emergency dial string, and whether or not a user is required to manually enter a location if the Location Information Server does not automatically provide one. For a complete definition of a Location Policy, see Location Policy Definition.
Lync Server can assign a Location Policy to clients by a subnet or directly to the user through a user policy. To help decide how you will enable users, you should first answer the following questions.
- Do you plan on enabling all users, or limiting support to specific geographic areas of the enterprise?
You can enable all users by using a global Location Policy. By assigning a Location Policy to a network site, and then adding subnets to the site, you can limit E9-1-1 support to selected locations within the enterprise. Note that if you use the global location policy to enable users, users will always be enabled for E9-1-1 outside the enterprise.
- Do you plan on enabling individual users through a user policy?
You can assign Location Policies directly to users if you would like to customize their E9-1-1 support.
- When clients roam outside the network, or are located in a subnet not defined in the network site, should the clients still be enabled for E9-1-1?
Users are required to manually enter a location into the client if the client is not located within a defined subnet. For details, see Defining the User Experience for Manually Acquiring a Location.