Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-01

SIP trunk configuration settings define the relationship and capabilities between a Mediation Server and the public switched telephone network (PSTN) gateway, an IP-public branch exchange (PBX), or a Session Border Controller (SBC) at the service provider. These settings do such things as specify:

When you install Microsoft Lync Server 2013, a global collection of SIP trunk configuration settings is created for you. In addition, administrators can create custom setting collections at the site scope or at the service scope (for the PSTN gateway service, only).

When creating SIP trunk configuration settings using Lync Server Control Panel, the following options are available to you:

UI Setting PowerShell Parameter Description



Unique identifier for the collection. This property is read-only; you cannot change the Identity of a collection of trunk configuration settings.



Provides a way for administrators to store addition information about the settings (for example, the purpose of the trunk configuration).

Maximum early dialogs supported


The maximum number of forked responses a PSTN gateway, IP-PBX, or SBC at the service provider can receive to an Invite that it sent to the Mediation Server.

Encryption support level


Indicates the level of support for protecting media traffic between the Mediation Server and the PSTN Gateway, IP-PBX, or SBC at the service provider. For media bypass cases, this value must be compatible with the EncryptionLevel setting in the media configuration. Media configuration is set by using the New-CsMediaConfiguration and Set-CsMediaConfiguration cmdlets.

Allowed values are:

  • Required: SRTP encryption must be used.

  • Optional: SRTP will be used if the gateway supports it.

  • Not Supported: SRTP encryption is not supported and therefore will not be used.

SRTPMode is used only if the gateway is configured to use Transport Layer Security (TLS). If the gateway is configured with Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) as the transport, SRTPMode is internally set to Not Supported.

Refer support



If set to Enable sending refer to the gateway, indicates that the trunk supports receiving Refer requests from the Mediation Server.

If set to Enable refer using third-party call control, indicates that the 3pcc protocol can be used to allow transferred calls to bypass the hosted site. 3pcc is also known as "third party control," and occurs when a third-party is used to connect a pair of callers (for example, an operator placing a call from person A to person B).

Enable media bypass


Indicates whether media bypass is enabled for this trunk. Media bypass can only be enabled if Centralized media processing is also enabled.

Centralized media processing


Indicates whether there is a well-known media termination point. (An example of a well-known media termination point would be a PSTN gateway where the media termination has the same IP as the signaling termination.)

Enable RTP latching


Indicates whether or not the SIP trunks support RTP latching. RTP latching is a technology that enables RTP/RTCP connectivity through a NAT (network address translator) device or firewall.

Enable forward call history


Indicates whether call history information will be forwarded through the trunk.

Enable forward P-Asserted-Identity data


Indicates whether the P-Asserted-Identity (PAI) header will be forwarded along with the call. The PAI header provides a way to verify the identity of the caller.

Enable outbound routing failover timer


Indicates whether outbound calls that are not answered by the gateway within 10 seconds will be routed to the next available trunk; if there are no additional trunks then the call will automatically be dropped. In an organization with slow networks and gateway responses, that could potentially result in calls being dropped unnecessarily.

Associated PSTN usages


Collection of PSTN usages assigned to the trunk.

Translated number to test


Phone number that can be used to do an ad hoc test of the trunk configuration settings.

Associated translation rules


Collection of phone number translation rules that apply to calls handled by Outbound Routing (calls routed to PBX or PSTN destinations).

Called number translation rules


Collection of outbound calling number translation rules assigned to the trunk.

Phone number to test


Phone number that can be used to do an ad hoc test of the translation rules.

Calling number


Indicates that the phone number to test is the phone number of the caller.

Called number


Indicates that the phone number to test is the phone number of the person being called.

The Lync Server CsTrunkConfiguration cmdlets support additional properties not shown in Lync Server Control Panel. For more information, see the help topic for the New-CsTrunkConfiguration cmdlet.

To create new trunk configuration settings by using Lync Server Control Panel

  1. In Lync Server Control Panel, click Voice Routing, and then click Trunk Configuration.

  2. On the Trunk Configuration tab, click New, and then click Site trunk to create the new settings at the site scope, or Pool trunk to create the new settings at the service scope.

  3. In the Select a Site or the Select a Service dialog box (the dialog box that appears will depend on whether you are creating site-scoped or service-scoped settings) select the location for the new configuration settings and then click OK. If the dialog box is blank, that means there is no place to create the new settings; for example, if the Select a Site dialog box is blank that means that all of your sites have already been assigned a collection of trunk configuration sites, and each site (and each service) can only host one such collection. In that case, you can either delete the existing collection and create a new collection, or simply modify the existing collection.

  4. In the New Trunk Configuration dialog, make the appropriate selections and then click OK.

  5. The State property for the collection will be updated to Uncommitted. To commit the changes, and to delete the collection, click Commit and then click Commit All.

  6. In the Uncommitted Voice Configuration Settings dialog box, click OK.

  7. In the Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Control Panel dialog box click OK.