In Office Communications Server 2007 R2, you can perform the following actions on an individual user:

  • Configure users. Use the Configure Users Wizard to change user settings.

  • Delete users. Delete user information from Office Communications Server.

  • Move users. Change user pool assignment.

  • Properties. Change user settings.

These actions can also be applied to all the users in the pool if you perform them on the Users node in the Office Communications Server console tree instead.

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Configure users

After you initially configure your Office Communications Server environment in global properties or after you enable users for Office Communications Server, you can then refine settings by using the Configure users option or Properties option. The settings you can configure include the following: federation, remote user access, public instant messaging (IM), enhanced presence, archiving, anonymous participation in meetings, meeting policy, and Enterprise Voice.

If you enable federation for the forest, you can then specify that an individual user is either enabled or disabled for federation. If you configure archiving, meetings, or Enterprise Voice in global properties to use user settings, you can then configure archiving, meeting policy, and Voice settings on a per user basis.

Other settings, such as remote user access and enhanced presence, do not exist at the forest level and can only be configured on a per pool or per user basis.

For all options except Properties, selecting multiple users before selecting the option configures settings for all selected users.

Delete users

You can delete all information for a user from the Office Communications Server back-end database. When you delete a user from Office Communications Server, the user is not removed from Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS).

Move users

You can move a user from one pool to another. It is recommended that you move users if you will be removing or deactivating the server or pool on which the users are hosted from the Office Communications Server environment.

Note: For information about moving users from Office Communications Server 2007 to Office Communications Server 2007 R2, see the migration documentation in the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Technical Library on TechNet.


You can configure the following user properties: sign-in name, assigned server or pool; meeting options, including anonymous participation in meetings, meeting policy; telephony options, including enabling Enterprise Voice, Voice policy, server Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), line URIs, and location profile; federation, remote user access, public instant messaging (IM) connectivity, IM archiving, and enhanced presence.

For details about managing users, see the Operations section of the Office Communications Server Technical Library.

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