The highest level of configuration for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 is the global level, where you configure settings that apply to the entire forest. The global settings for the forest include the following settings:
General, used to manage support for internal Session
Initiation Protocol (SIP) domains.
Search, used to manage how client search queries are handled
by Office Communications Server 2007 R2.
User, used to manage the number of users and devices, as
well as to enable users to view presence information for users who
are not contacts.
Meetings, used to manage meeting policies, including the
specification of specific meeting settings for each policy, and the
specification of the global policy that controls participation of
anonymous users in meetings.
Edge Servers, used to manage the supported Access Edge
Servers, Web Conferencing Edge Servers, and A/V Edge Servers, which
are the trusted servers that are used to support external access.
Federation, used to manage global-level support for
federation and public IM connectivity.
Archiving, used to manage archiving of internal and
Call Detail Records, used to manage support for call detail
recording, including for instant messaging (IM) conversations,
conferences, and Enterprise Voice calls.
In addition to these global settings for the forest, separate forest-level settings are used to manage Enterprise Voice settings and Conferencing Attendant settings. Enterprise Voice settings at the forest-level include the following:
Location profiles, used to specify which normalization rules
apply to calls from a particular locale.
Phone usage records, used to define user calling privileges.
A single user can have multiple phone usage records.
Policies, used to specify which phone usage records apply to
which users. They also specify whether endpoint devices are enabled
for simultaneous ringing. The simultaneous ringing feature enables
each user to configure Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 such
that incoming calls, in addition to ringing the user's registered
endpoints, also ring an additional nonregistered endpoint, such as
a personal mobile phone.
Routes, used to define how calls are routed through the
Enterprise Voice infrastructure. A route consists of a target
telephone number, one or more media gateways that are designated to
handle that number, and the phone usage records that a user must
have for permission to call the target number.
Conferencing Attendant settings at the forest-level include the following:
Access Phone Numbers, used to view or specify phone numbers
that users can use to join a dial-in conference.
Regions, used to specify which Enterprise Voice location
profile will route Conferencing Attendant calls and be used to
translate phone number extensions for user personal identification
number (PIN) authentication.
Many of the global settings are used in conjunction with pool-level, server-level, and user account-level settings, as covered in this section.
Use the information in this section to view the status of any of these settings, as well as to configure the Generalsettings to manage support for internal domains. To configure the other global settings, use the appropriate information in the remainder of this section.
In This Section
Status of Global Settings for a Forest
Supported Internal SIP Domains
Search Queries for New Contacts
Maximum Devices Per User for Presence Subscriptions
Trusted Edge Services
Federation and Public IM Connectivity and Configuring Routing of
Inbound and Outbound SIP Traffic
In Related Sections
For details about settings that must be configured at the forest-level to enable PSTN dial-in conferencing, see the following topics: