Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-22

Global and site-level voice policies are automatically assigned to all Lync Server 2013 user accounts that are enabled for Enterprise Voice. You can also assign voice policies to specific users by using either the Lync Server 2013 Control Panel or the Lync Server 2013 Management Shell. Use the procedures in this topic to explicitly assign per-user policies to Lync Server users.

To assign a user-specific voice policy using the Lync Server Control Panel

  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 Voice policy, select the user policy that you want to apply.

    The <Automatic> settings apply the default server or global policy settings.

Assigning a Per-User Voice Policy by using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets

You can assign per-user voice policies by using Windows PowerShell and the Grant-CsVoicePolicy cmdlet. You can run this cmdlet 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 assign a per-user voice policy to a single user

  • The following command assigns the per-user voice policy RedmondVoicePolicy to the user Ken Myer.

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    Grant-CsVoicePolicy -Identity "Ken Myer" -PolicyName "RedmondVoicePolicy"

To assign a per-user voice policy to multiple users

  • This command assigns the per-user voice policy FinanceVoicePolicy to all the users who have accounts in the Finance OU in Active Directory. For more information on the OU parameter used in this command, see the documentation for the Get-CsUser cmdlet.

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    Get-CsUser -OU "ou=Finance,ou=North America,dc=litwareinc,dc=com" | Grant-CsVoicePolicy -PolicyName "FinanceVoicePolicy"

To unassign a per-user voice policy

  • The following command unassigns any per-user voice policy previously assigned to Ken Myer. After the per-user policy is unassigned, Ken Myer will automatically be managed by using the global policy or, if one exists, his local site policy. A site policy takes precedence over the global policy.

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    Grant-CsVoicePolicy -Identity "Ken Myer" -PolicyName $Null

For more information, see the help topic for the Grant-CsVoicePolicy cmdlet.

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