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Creates a new conference directory for use in your organization. Conference directories are used to help dial-in conferencing users locate Web conference information.


New-CsConferenceDirectory -Identity <XdsGlobalRelativeIdentity> -HomePool <String> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-Force <SwitchParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]


Parameter Required Type Description




Unique numeric identifier for the new conference directory. Identities can be any integer value between 0 and 9999 inclusive; however, Identities must be unique. (For example, you cannot have two directories with the Identity 575.) You do not need to follow any sort of numeric order when creating new directories. For example, you can create a directory with the Identity 999 followed by a directory with the Identity 2 followed by a directory with the Identity 438, and so on.




Fully qualified domain name of the registrar pool where the new conference directory will be hosted. For example: -Identity atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com.



Switch Parameter

Suppresses the display of any non-fatal error message that might arise when running the command.



Switch Parameter

Describes what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command.



Switch Parameter

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command.

Detailed Description

When you create a dial-in conferencing URI, those URIs are assigned a unique SIP address. However, SIP addresses are difficult to translate to devices that are not SIP-aware; for example, a SIP address means nothing to a PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) telephone. Because of that, Communications Server uses conference directories as a way to help these devices locate, and connect to, dial-in conferences. This is done by creating a SIP conference directory that is associated with each dial-in conferencing URI, and is identified by an integer value rather than a SIP URI. PSTN telephones and other devices can then use these numbers (rather than a SIP URI) when they connect to conferences; in fact, the directory number is included in the PSTN conference identitification users enter when connecting to a dial-in conference.

New conference directories can be created by calling the New-CsConferenceDirectory cmdlet.

Return Types

Creates new instances of the Microsoft.Rtc.Management.WriteableConfig.Settings.PstnConf.ConferenceDirectories object.


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New-CsConferenceDirectory -Identity 42 -HomePool "atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com"

Creates a new conference directory (with the Identity 42). This directory will be hosted on the pool atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com.