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External User Access - Policy does not allow, but users still able to connect RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    In the lync server control panel > External User Access, I have unticked all global policy options for both External Access policy and Access Edge Configuration.

    If an internal user sets up a meet now and emails a anonymous gmail user the invite. The anonymous user is able to logon via lync webapp.

    I don't understand this as my policy via control panel does not allow any external access what so ever.

    Any ideas as to why my policy does not work?

    Thanks.

    Thursday, June 9, 2011 1:44 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    The external policy you refer to is meant to control whether your users can log in through the edge server or not. This policy does NOT apply for web conferencing as you are describing in the scenario above.

    May I suggest you first read this regarding "planning for conferences": http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398781.aspx

    Then this for configuring of meeting settings. Pay attention to the "Allow participants to invite anonymous users" setting in the policies reference guide:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg520959.aspx

     

    KR,

    Lasse Wedø


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  • Hi,

    The external policy you refer to is meant to control whether your users can log in through the edge server or not. This policy does NOT apply for web conferencing as you are describing in the scenario above.

    May I suggest you first read this regarding "planning for conferences": http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398781.aspx

    Then this for configuring of meeting settings. Pay attention to the "Allow participants to invite anonymous users" setting in the policies reference guide:  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg520959.aspx

     

    KR,

    Lasse Wedø


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. If the answer wasn't exactly what you were looking for, but gave you enough information to move on, please vote the post as "helpful".

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    • Proposed as answer by Noya Lau Tuesday, June 14, 2011 2:00 AM
    • Marked as answer by Noya Lau Wednesday, June 15, 2011 4:25 AM
    Thursday, June 9, 2011 7:04 AM
  • Hi, cdmit,

       When you enable anonymous users to participate in conferences hosted by users in your Lync Server 2010 deployment, you configure and assign at least one conferencing policy to support anonymous users. So if you plan to disable it, please cancel this policy, not allow participants to invite anonymous users.

       More info, please refer to Enable or Disable Anonymous User Access for Your Organization. Hope useful.


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    Friday, June 10, 2011 11:59 AM