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:
- General: Find users assigned with high-level common settings.
For example, find all users who are assigned to a specific server.
- External access: Find users who are enabled or disabled for
specific external access capabilities. For instance, find all users
who are enabled for federation.
- Meetings: Find users who have the same configuration settings
for meetings. For example, find all users who use the same meeting
policy or users with a certain meeting size who are enabled for IP
audio and IP video support.
- Archiving. Find users who have the same archiving settings. For
example, find all users for which archiving of federated
communications is enabled or disabled.
- Telephony: Find users who have the same configuration settings
for telephony. For example, find all users who use the same Voice
policy or are enabled for simultaneous ringing of phones.
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
Enabled for Office Communications Server
Remote user access
Public IM connectivity
Allow presenters to record
Allow attendees to record
Allow program sharing
External sharing access
Native PowerPoint files
Allow anonymous participation
PSTN conferences requires PIN
Phone usage record
Remote call control
|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
Open the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 snap-in.
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.
Expand the pool name for the Enterprise pool or Standard Edition server.
In the console tree, right-click Users, and then click Find users.
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
Value, and then click
- 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.
Click Find Now.
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.