Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-27

You can change the settings of a site policy to control whether archiving is enabled for internal instant messaging (IM) communications and external IM communications of a specific site. You can also enable or disable archiving globally and for specific users by configuring the global policy and by creating user policies. For details, see Configure the Global Policy for Archiving and Create a User Policy for Archiving, both of which are available in the Deployment documentation and the Operations documentation.

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 Managing External Connectivity in the Operations documentation.

Use the procedure in this topic to configure a site policy.

To change a site policy

  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 the left navigation bar, click Monitoring and Archiving, and then click Archiving Policy.

  4. Select the appropriate site policy from the list of policies, click Edit, click Show details, and then do the following:

    • To enable or disable internal archiving for the policy, select or clear the Archive internal communications check box.

    • To enable or disable external archiving for the policy, select or clear the Archive external communications check box.

  5. Click Commit.