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RoundTable Best Practices? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am in the early stages of planning a RoundTable rollout. They will be located in several conferences rooms at multiple locations and each conference room will have a local PC with a RoundTable attached and Communicator 2007 and LiveMeeting 2007 installed.

    I am looking for feedback on best practices in terms of:

    1) Have a 'resource account' (which is OCS enabled) that the user (meeting presenter/attendee) logs-in as (either into the machine, and/or into Communciator with), or,

    2) Have the user who is using the RoundTable (e.g. presenting) to login with their credentials to use the RoundTable.

    I assumed #2 was best (for credentials, permissions, provisioning, etc...), but it also has some disadvantages over a resource account per

    conference room that anyone can login to.

    I've read the RoundTable deployment guide and user guide, I cannot find any best practices in this regard.  Any thoughts?

    Thanks,
    Friday, December 5, 2008 3:01 PM

Answers

  • Because generic resource accounts for endpoint authentication are always a greater security risk than a human-related user account option #2 is preferred from a best practices standpoint.

     

    Friday, December 5, 2008 6:26 PM
    Moderator
  • OCS is actually single identity related technology

    You should always focus on the individual

     

    It makes creating meetings much more simple because otherwise someone must make the room a presenter and have this resource account have access to user resources to share in the meeting

     

    So option 2 is definately the preferred one

     

    Meeting rooms should be in the meeting request according to Exchange Room resources as you are used to

     

     

    Friday, December 5, 2008 8:11 PM

All replies

  • Because generic resource accounts for endpoint authentication are always a greater security risk than a human-related user account option #2 is preferred from a best practices standpoint.

     

    Friday, December 5, 2008 6:26 PM
    Moderator
  • OCS is actually single identity related technology

    You should always focus on the individual

     

    It makes creating meetings much more simple because otherwise someone must make the room a presenter and have this resource account have access to user resources to share in the meeting

     

    So option 2 is definately the preferred one

     

    Meeting rooms should be in the meeting request according to Exchange Room resources as you are used to

     

     

    Friday, December 5, 2008 8:11 PM
  • I am concerned about the security implications also (although they can minimized with policies, etc...).  It also poses some usability challenges for scheduling a meeting (under one set of credentials and then trying to present that same meeting under another).

     

    Friday, December 5, 2008 8:14 PM