Topic Last Modified: 2010-12-14

If a user has been enabled for Lync Server 2010, you can configure federation, remote user access, and public instant messaging (IM) connectivity in the Lync Server Control Panel by applying the appropriate policies to specific users or user groups. For example, if you created a policy to support remote user access, you must apply it to at least one user or user group before the user or user group can connect to Lync Server 2010 from a remote location and collaborate with internal users from the remote location.

To support for external user access, you must enable support for each type of external user access you want to support, and configure the appropriate policies and other options to control use. For details, see Configuring Support for External User Access in the Deployment documentation or Managing External Connectivity in the Operations documentation.

Use the procedure in this topic to apply a previously created external user access policy to one or more user accounts or user groups.

To apply an external user policy to a user account

  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 Administrative Tools.

  3. In the left navigation bar, click Users, and then search on the user account that you want to configure.

  4. In the table that lists the search results, click the user account, click Edit, and then click Show details.

  5. In Edit Lync Server User under External access policy, select the user policy that you want to apply.

    The <Automatic> settings apply the default server installation settings. These settings are applied automatically by the server.