Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-23

Call Detail Recording (CDR) enables you to track usage of such things as peer-to-peer instant messaging sessions, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone calls, and conferencing calls. This usage data includes information about who called whom, when they called, and how long they talked.

When you install Microsoft Lync Server 2013, a single, global collection of CDR configuration settings is created for you. Administrators also have the option of creating custom setting collections that can be applied to individual sites. You can view the CDR configuration settings in use in your organization by using Lync Server Control Panel or the Get-CsCdrConfiguration cmdlet.

To view CDR configuration information by using Lync Server Control Panel

  1. In Lync Server Control Panel click Monitoring and Archiving.

  2. A list of all your CDR configuration settings will be displayed in the Call Detail Recording tab; for each collection of settings you will see the collection Name; whether or not CDR has been enabled (the CDR property); and whether or not purging has been enabled (the CDR purging property). To see detailed information about a collection, double-click the collection, or select the appropriate collection, click Edit, and then click Show Details. Note that you can only view detailed information for a single collection of CDR configuration settings at a time.

Viewing CDR Configuration Information by Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets

You can view CDR configuration settings by using Windows PowerShell and the Get-CsCdrConfiguration cmdlet. You can run this cmdlet either from the Lync Server 2013 Management Shell or from a remote session of Windows PowerShell. For details about using remote Windows PowerShell to connect to Lync Server, see the Lync Server Windows PowerShell blog article "Quick Start: Managing Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Using Remote PowerShell" at

To view CDR configuration information

  • To view information about all your CDR configuration settings, type the following command in the Lync Server Management Shell and then press ENTER:

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    That will return information similar to this:

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    Identity			 : Global
    EnableCDR			: True
    EnablePurging		: True
    KeepCallDetailForDays  : 90
    KeepErrorReportForDays : 60
    PurgeHourOfDay		 : 2

For more information, see the help topic for the Get-CsCdrConfiguration cmdlet.