Before you can configure Conferencing Attendant regions as described in this topic, you must configure at least one conference access phone number and at least one location profile as described in Step 2. Create Location Profilesin the Deploying Enterprise Voice documentation.

Although you are not required to deploy Enterprise Voice to enable dial-in conferencing, you must deploy and configure certain components and features of Enterprise Voice, such as location profiles. When you configure a region for Conferencing Attendant, you specify which Enterprise Voice location profile will route calls and be used to translate phone number extensions for user authentication. A location profile specifies a set of phone number normalization rules to be applied to numbers that are dialed from a specific location. The same phone number dialed from different locations can, based on the respective location profiles, resolve to different E.164 numbers, as appropriate to each location. For details, see Configuring Conferencing Attendant.

The region displayed alongside each conference access number in the meeting options for meeting invitations and on the Dial-in Conferencing Settings Web page will be derived from the Display textvalue of the assigned location profile.

Configure regions

  1. Log on to the Office Communications Server where you want to run the Conferencing Attendant application as a member of the Administrators group, the Domain Admins group, and the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group.

  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

  3. In the console tree, right-click the forest node.

  4. Click Properties, and then click Conferencing Attendant Properties.

  5. Click the Regionstab, and then click Add.

  6. In the Add Regiondialog box, click the Location profilelist, and then click the location profile that you want to use with Conferencing Attendant, and then click OK.

  7. Under Assigned access numbers, click Select.

  8. In the Select Region Access Numbersdialog box, under Available, click the conference call phone number that will be associated with the specified region and location profile, click >to add the number to the Configuredlist, and then click OK.

  9. When you are finished, click OK, and then click OKagain.