You can use the results of a search query to configure users for Office Communications Server 2007 R2. You can search for a SIP URI string, which can include wildcards. For more advanced searches, you can specify search criteria:

The following table shows the options that can be used to find users with common settings.

Table 1. User Search Criteria

Search category Searchable settings


With or without wildcards


Server or pool

Enhanced presence

Enabled for Office Communications Server

External access


Remote user access

Public IM connectivity


Policy name

Web conferencing

Allow presenters to record

Allow attendees to record

IP video

IP audio

Meeting size

Color depth

Allow program sharing

External sharing access

Native PowerPoint files

Allow anonymous participation

PSTN conferencing

PSTN conferences requires PIN


Internal communications

Federated communications


Policy name

Simultaneous ringing

Phone usage record

PC-to-PC communications

Enterprise Voice

Remote call control

PBX integration

Server URI

Line URI

Location Profile

Some settings are available for searching only if the appropriate global policies are configured to use per-user settings.

You can search for users by using the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 snap-in or the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. The following procedure describes how to use the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 snap-in.

To search for one or more users

  1. Open the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 snap-in.

  2. In the console tree, expand the forest node, and then navigate to the Standard Edition server or Enterprise pool that contains the user account that you want to find.

  3. Expand the pool name for the Enterprise pool or Standard Edition server.

  4. In the console tree, right-click Users, and then click Find users.

  5. In the Find Communications Usersdialog box, do one or both of the following:

    • On the Communications Userstab, type all or a portion of the SIP URI of the user account that you want. You can also use wildcards.

    • On the Advancedtab, specify additional search criteria that you want to use to narrow results. To specify the criteria, click the appropriate category in the Categorydrop-down list box, specify the appropriate search values for Setting, Condition, and Value, and then click Add.

  6. Click Find Now.

  7. The search results appear under Search results. You can select any or all of the users in the list and perform configuration tasks just as you can from the main snap-in window.