Archiving settings of a user account can be configured on the Communicationstab of Propertiesfor a user, if the individual user has been enabled for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and you have configured global archiving settings to archive conversations and usage information on a per-user basis. For details about how to configure the global archiving settings, see Enabling IM Content Archiving.

Archiving settings are applied as follows:

To avoid problems with the implementation of archiving settings, you should change archiving settings during off-peak hours.

In order to archive messages, you must first deploy the Archiving Server. For details about deploying the Archiving Server, see the Deploying Archiving Serverdocumentation.

To configure archiving for a specific user

  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 configure.

  3. Expand the pool of the user or group of users for which you want to configure archiving, and then expand Users.

  4. In the details pane, right-click the users whose messages you want to archive, and then click Properties.

  5. On the Communicationstab, next to Other settings, click Configure.

  6. In the Other Optionsdialog box, under Archiving, do the following:

    • To enable or disable archiving of internal instant messaging (IM) conversations, select or clear the Archive internal IM conversationscheck box.

    • To enable or disable archiving of federated IM conversations, select or clear the Archive federated IM conversationscheck box.

      These options are enabled only if the global properties for internal communications and federated communications are set to Archive according to user settings.