Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-06

Configuring Persistent Chat rooms is commonly handled by users; a Persistent Chat administrator typically does not configure or manage chat rooms. Windows PowerShell cmdlets to manage rooms are available only to CsPersistentChatAdministrator Administrators.

Users who are Creators in any given category can use the Lync client to create and manage rooms. Users who have been designated as managers for a specific chat room can also perform ongoing management of the room, such as editing the room properties or membership.

Persistent Chat administrators can also be Creators, and they are not subject to the restrictions placed on Creators.

Optionally, if you are a Persistent Chat administrator, you can employ a user interface to create and manage chat rooms instead of using Windows PowerShell cmdlets. To do this, SIP-enable an administrator for Persistent Chat Server, and then use the Lync client to create and manage chat rooms.

If you want to create a custom room management workflow for your users, you can set the RoomManagementUrl property on your Persistent Chat Server configuration to redirect users to your custom solution from the Lync client.

For details about configuring chat rooms by using the Windows PowerShell command-line interface, see "Room Management" in Configuring Persistent Chat Server by Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets.

For details about configuring chat rooms, see Configure Rooms in the Deployment documentation.