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Active Roles 7.4.3 - Solutions Guide

Active Roles Solutions Overview ERFM Solution Overview Configuration Transfer Wizard overview Understanding SPML Provider Skype for Business Solution Overview
Introducing Skype for Business Server User Management Supported Active Directory topologies User Management policy Master Account Management policy Access Templates for Lync Server Deploying the Solution Managing Skype for Business Server Users
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Pool restriction rule

The Pool policy setting allows you to configure a rule that restricts selection of an Enterprise Edition Front End pool or Standard Edition server to which Skype for Business Server users can be assigned. When you add a new Skype for Business Server user, this rule determines the list from which you can select a pool for the new user. When you move a Skype for Business Server user from one pool to another, this rule determines the list from which you can select the destination pool.

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

  • Allow selection of any pool  With this option, the policy does not restrict the list of pools.
  • Restrict selection to these pool  This option allows you to configure a list of acceptable pools. You can:
    • Add or remove pools from the list. Active Roles identifies all Front End pools and Standard Edition servers in your Skype for Business Server deployment, allowing you to select the desired pools or servers.
    • Set the default pool. When adding a new Skype for Business Server user or moving a user to another pool, Active Roles selects the specified pool by default.
    • Reorder the list. When prompting to select a pool, Active Roles lists the pools in the order specified.

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

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 20: 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

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

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