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Disabling Certain OCS Options RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am looking to disable these OCS client options :-
    Removing the start a video call option
    Starting a communicator call option
    Not enabling voip. I am enable to find specific gpo for this. is it true that if voip role is not enabled in OCS standard voip is disabled by default or no?
    Monday, October 19, 2009 9:07 PM

Answers

  • VoIP is not enabled by default, you'd have to set each user to Enterprise Voice and define a Tel URI setting for each account, so out of the box there are no Telephony VoIP features enabled (especially since additional server roles are needed to support the functionality).

    You can limit Audio/Video features and Prevent Communicator Call by using settings in the communicator.adm Group Policy template that is supplied with OCS to lock down the settings on the OC client's workstations.  You can additionally lock down the client to prevent and RCC or EV calling features (regardles of the user's Telephony settings) by using the TelephonyMode GPO settings as well.

    The GPO template and documentation can be found here for OCS R2:
    http://www.microsoft.com/DOWNLOADS/details.aspx?familyid=5D6F4B90-6980-430B-9F97-FFADBC07B7A9&displaylang=en

    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Monday, October 19, 2009 9:15 PM
    Moderator