Voice properties are the forest-level settings for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Voice. These settings affect voice support for all servers and users in the forest. Table 1 describes each tab that is available from the Voice Propertiesproperty sheet, its function, and how you can use it to manage Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Voice functionality and usage.

Table 1. Voice Properties

Tab Used to manage Management actions

Location Profiles

Which location profiles are available and how the location profiles translate specific numbers that are dialed from a defined location

Define a new location profile or edit an existing location profile, which includes specifying the name and a description of the profile and normalization rules that control how a phone pattern regular expression will be translated. Adding or editing a location profile includes the option to create and test normalization rules.

Remove a location profile.

Phone Usages

Which phone usage records are available for assignment to specific routes and voice policies as part of the implementation of call authorizations for users

Add a new phone usage record or edit an existing phone usage record, including specifying the name and description for the phone usage record.

Remove a phone usage record.


The Enterprise Voice policies that control the types of calls that a user or group of users are allowed to make

Support for simultaneous ringing of phones

Add a new voice policy or edit an existing voice policy, including specifying the policy name, whether to allow simultaneous ringing of all a users phones, and the phone usage records to be applied to users of the voice policy.

Remove a voice policy.

Determine whether your organization will use a single global voice policy or it will apply voice policy on a per-user basis.


Routes that apply the outbound call logic that will be used by the server to route private branch exchange (PBX) and public switched telephone number (PSTN) numbers

Add a new route or edit an existing route, including specifying the name, description, target regular expression, gateways, and phone usages for the route.

Remove a route.