Topic Last Modified: 2010-07-13
Dial-in conferencing is an optional component of the Microsoft Communications Server 2010 Conferencing workload. The components you need to install before you can configure dial-in conferencing are deployed when you use the Communications Server 2010 Planning Tool and Topology Builder to design your topology and then set up your Enterprise pool or Standard Edition Server. This topic describes what you need to have accomplished before you can configure dial-in conferencing.
This section assumes that you have read the planning sections related to the Conferencing workload and dial-in conferencing in particular.
Dial-in Conferencing Configuration Prerequisites
Dial-in conferencing requires the following Communications Server 2010 components:
- Application service
- Conferencing Attendant
- Conferencing Announcement
- Dial-in Conferencing Settings Web page
- At least one Communications Server 2010 Mediation Server and at
least one PSTN gateway
You deploy these components when you use Communications Server 2010 Planning Tool and Topology Builder to define and publish your topology and then deploy an Enterprise Front End pool or a Standard Edition Server. If you are deploying Enterprise Voice, you should deploy it before you configure dial-in conferencing. If you are not deploying Enterprise Voice, you can deploy a Mediation Server and a PSTN gateway when you deploy your Enterprise pool or Standard Edition Server.
|If you are upgrading from Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to Communications Server 2010, deploy dial-in conferencing in every pool that will host a Communications Server 2010 conference. For details, see Migration from Communications Server 2007 R2 to Communications Server 2010.|
This section assumes that you have done the following:
- Applied at least Cumulative Update 5 (CU5) to your Office
Communications Server 2007 R2 environment, if you are migrating to
Communications Server 2010.
- Used the Planning Tool to configure your topology. While
specifying the Conferencing workload, you selected the dial-in
conferencing option. For details about defining your topology, see
Topology in the Planning Tool.
- Exported your topology into Topology Builder, published the
topology, and set up the Enterprise pool or Standard Edition
Server. For details about publishing the topology and installing
Communications Server 2010, see Deploying an Enterprise
Note: When you install your published topology, the Dial-in Conferencing Settings Web page is installed on the Front End Server or Standard Edition Server as part of Web Services. Important: If you change the path for File Store in Topology Builder, you need to restart the Conferencing Attendant and Conferencing Announcement applications to use the new path.
- Deployed Enterprise Voice. If you are not deploying Enterprise
Voice, you either collocated a Mediation Server on the Enterprise
Edition Front End Server or the Standard Edition Server, or you
deployed a stand-alone Mediation Server, and you deployed a PSTN
gateway. For details about deploying Enterprise Voice, see Deploying the Enterprise
Voice Workload. For details about installing a stand-alone
Mediation Server and PSTN gateway, see Deploying Mediation
Servers and Defining Peers.
The following flowchart shows the steps that you must perform before you can configure dial-in conferencing and the steps that you perform to configure dial-in conferencing.
Dial-in Conferencing Permissions
Configuring dial-in conferencing uses the following administrative tools:
- Communications Server Control Panel
- Communications Server Management Shell
You use these administrative tools to configure dial-in conferencing settings, and the dial plans, policies, and other settings that dial-in conferencing requires.
Configuring dial-in conferencing requires any of the following administrative roles, depending on the task:
- CsVoiceAdministrator: This administrator role can
create, configure and manage voice-related settings and
- CsUserAdministrator: This administrator role can enable
and disable users for Communications Server and assign existing
policies, such as conferencing policies and PIN policies, to
- CsAdministrator: This administrator role can perform all
of the tasks of CsVoiceAdministrator and CsUserAdministrator.
ConceptsDeploying the Enterprise Voice Workload
Other ResourcesDial-In Conferencing in Communications Server 2010
Deploying an Enterprise Edition Pool