Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-27

You can use the default global policy by itself to enable archiving settings to all internal users in your deployment, all external users, or both. You can also specify additional policies for sites and users to control whether archiving is enabled for specific users and sites. For example, you could configure the global policy to enable archiving of internal communications and external communications, and then create a site policy that specifies that archiving is not enabled for internal communications, external communications, or both.

You cannot delete the global policy. If you attempt to delete it, the configuration resets to the default values.

In order to configure and use archiving, you must first install the Archiving Server and the archiving database. For details, see Deploying Archiving in the Deployment documentation.

To configure archiving support, you must enable support for each type of archiving you want to support, as well as configure and, if appropriate, assign policies and configure other options to control how archiving is implemented. For details, see Configuring Support for External User Access and Configure Archiving Options for a Site in the Deployment documentation or Managing External Connectivity in the Operations documentation.

To configure the global policy for archiving

  1. From a user account that is assigned to the CsArchivingAdministrator or 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 Administrative Tools.

  3. In Lync Server Control Panel, click Monitoring and Archiving, and then click Archiving Policy.

  4. Click Global in the list of policies, click Edit, and then click Show details.

  5. In Edit Archiving Policy - Global, do the following:

    • In Name, specify a new name for the global policy, if you do not want to use the default of Global.

    • In Description, provide details about what the user policy is (for example, Global policy for centralSiteName

    • To control archiving of internal communications for all sites and users not specifically controlled through a site policy or user policy, select or clear the Archive internal communications check box.

    • To control external archiving for the specifying users for all sites and users not specifically controlled through a site policy or user policy, select or clear the Archive external communications check box.

  6. Click Commit.