Active Roles 7.3.1 - Skype for Business Server User Management Administrator Guide

Telephony restriction rule

Telephony restriction rule

The Telephony policy setting allows you to configure a rule that restricts selection of a Telephony option for Skype for Business Server users. When you add or edit a Skype for Business Server user, this rule determines the list from which you can select a Telephony option.

To configure a rule, you choose one of these policy options:

  • Allow selection of any option  With this option, the policy does not restrict the list of Telephony options.
  • Restrict selection to these options  This option allows you to configure a list of acceptable Telephony options. You can:
    • Add or remove Telephony options from the list.
    • Set the default Telephony option. When adding a new Skype for Business Server, Active Roles selects the specified Telephony option by default.
    • Reorder the list. When prompting to select a Telephony option, Active Roles lists the options in the order specified.

Master Account Management policy

Master Account Management policy

The Master Account Management policy is intended for multi-forest environments where logon-enabled master accounts of Skype for Business Server users are defined in Active Directory forests in which Skype for Business Server isn’t deployed, with each master account being represented by a shadow account (disabled user account or contact) in the Active Directory forest in which Skype for Business Server is deployed (see Multiple forests - Resource forest and Multiple forests - Central forest earlier in this document). The Master Account Management policy enables Active Roles to control master accounts of Skype for Business Server users, and operates in conjunction with the User Management policy that controls shadow accounts in the Skype for Business Server forest.

The Policy Object that holds this policy is in the Configuration/Policies/Administration/Builtin container. The name of the Policy Object is Built-in Policy - Skype for Business - Master Account Management. Depending upon your Active Directory topology, apply this Policy Object as follows to enable Skype for Business Server User Management in Active Roles.

Table 2: Applying the Built-in - Skype for Business - Master Account Management Policy Object

Topology option

How to apply the Policy Object

Single forest

Do not apply this Policy Object

Multiple forests - Resource forest

Configure the Forest Mode policy setting by selecting the Resource forest option, and then apply this Policy Object to

Active Directory domains or containers that hold logon-enabled user accounts in external forests (master accounts) you want to administer by using Skype for Business Server User Management in Active Roles.

Multiple forests - Central forest

Configure the Forest Mode policy setting by selecting the Central forest option, and then apply this Policy Object to

Active Directory domains or containers that hold logon-enabled user accounts in external forests (master accounts) you want to administer by using Skype for Business Server User Management in Active Roles.

Master Account Management policy settings

Master Account Management policy settings

The topics in this section cover the Master Account Management policy settings.

Lync Server forest mode

Skype for Business Server forest mode

The Master Account Management policy is intended for multi-forest environments where the Skype for Business Server forest is used either as a resource forest or as a central forest. In the central forest mode, the Skype for Business Server forest may hold logon-enabled Skype for Business Server user accounts in addition to shadow accounts (contacts) for Skype for Business Server users from external forests. In the resource forest mode, the Skype for Business Server forest holds only shadow accounts (logon-disabled user accounts) for Skype for Business Server users from external forests. The Forest Mode policy setting allows you to choose the option that matches the Skype for Business Server forest mode in your Skype for Business Server deployment:

  • Resource forest  The policy creates and administers logon-disabled user accounts as shadow accounts for Skype for Business Server users from external forests. The user account from an external forest, referred to as a master account, is linked and synchronized with the shadow account that is enabled for Skype for Business Server in the Skype for Business Server forest.
  • Central forest  The policy creates and administers contact objects as shadow accounts for Skype for Business Server users from external forests. The user account from an external forest, referred to as a master account, is linked and synchronizes with the contact that is enabled for Skype for Business Server in the Skype for Business Server forest.
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