Topic Last Modified: 2013-10-07

After deploying one or more Edge Servers, you must enable the types of external access that will be supported for your organization.

By default, there are no policies configured to support external user access, including remote user access, federated user access, even if you have already enabled external user access support for your organization. To control the use of external user access, you must configure one or more policies, specifying the type of external user access supported for each policy. The following policy scopes are available for creation and configuration. By default, the Global policy is created, but cannot be deleted.

Lync Server policy settings that are applied at one policy level can override settings that are applied at another policy level. Lync Server policy precedence is: User policy (most influence) overrides a Site policy, and then a Site policy overrides a Global policy (least influence). This means that the closer the policy setting is to the object that the policy is affecting, the more influence it has on the object.

These options include the following types of external access:

In addition to enabling external user access support, you must also configure policies to control the use of external user access in your organization before any type of external user access is available to users. For details about creating, configuring, and applying policies for external user access see Enable or Disable Remote User Access.
To view external access policies by using Windows PowerShell cmdlets

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