Topic Last Modified: 2010-06-17
Conferencing policy is a user account setting that specifies the conferencing experience for participants. You can create conferencing policies with a site scope or a user scope. Conferencing policy settings encompass many aspects of conference scheduling and participation. Several conferencing policy settings support dial-in conferencing for participants. When you configure dial-in conferencing, you should verify that these fields are set appropriately for your organization, and modify them as necessary.
Verify the following fields in your conferencing policy:
- Allow participants to invite anonymous users. This
setting allows meeting organizers to invite anonymous
(unauthenticated) participants to meetings. This setting is
optional for dial-in conferencing. This setting is selected by
default in the default global conferencing policy.
- Enable PSTN dial-in conferencing. This setting allows
users to join the audio portion of a conference by dialing in from
the PSTN. This setting is required for dial-in conferencing. This
setting is selected by default in the default global conferencing
- Allow anonymous participants to dial out. This setting
allows anonymous (unauthenticated) users to join a conference by
using dial-out phoning. With dial-out phoning, the conference
server calls the user, and the user answers the phone to join the
meeting. This setting is optional for dial-in conferencing. This
setting is not selected by default in the default global
The procedure in this section explains how to modify conferencing policy. For details about how to configure all the settings that define the participant experience in the default conferencing policy, see Modify the Default Meeting User Experience. For details about how to create a conferencing policy for a specific user or group of users, see Configure a Conferencing Policy for Users. For a list of all available conferencing policy settings, see Conferencing Policy Settings.
To modify the conferencing policy for dial-in
Open Communications Server Control Panel.
In the left navigation bar, click Conferencing.
On the Conferencing Policy tab, double-click a conferencing policy name to open the Edit Conferencing Policy dialog box.
Verify the fields for dial-in conferencing, and modify if necessary.