Lync 2010 licensing and enforcing it via conference policy

Following are two Conferencing Policies which will enfore the features available to either a Standard CAL or Enterprise CAL user.

One issue I ran into was the Standard CAL user did not see Desktop sharing when attending a conference created by an Enterprise CAL user.  Luckily this post on Lync Server Forums helped me out.  It suggested setting two setting changes to enable this functionality:

  • Set-CSMeetingConfiguration  -EnableAssignedConferenceType $False
  • Set-CSMeetingConfiguration  -AssignedConferenceTypeByDefault $False

But, according to this MS site the “AssignedConferenceTypeByDefault” parameter has no effect if EnableAssignedConferenceType is set to False.  So I set “EnableAssignedConferenceType” but did not set “AssignedConferenceTypeByDefault” and everything tested OK.

Additional References:
Conferencing Policy Settings: EnableAppDesktopSharing
http://blogs.technet.com/b/csps/archive/2011/08/11/confpoliciesenableappdesktopsharing.aspx
Configuring Lync Client Access Capabilities to Meet Client Access License Requirements
http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2011/10/13/configuring-lync-client-access-capabilities-to-meet-client-access-license-requirements.aspx
Licensing Lync
http://lync.microsoft.com/en-us/get-lync/Pages/lync-licensing.aspx
LYNC Meeting Policy and Outlook Add-on behavior
http://blogs.technet.com/b/wesglock/archive/2011/05/16/lync-meeting-policy-and-outlook-add-on-behavior.aspx


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