Create a new URL filter in Lync Server 2013 to handle hyperlinks in IM conversations
Topic Last Modified: 2012-09-26
In addition to modifying the global URL filter, you can configure custom URL filters for individual sites within your Lync Server 2013 deployment. For details about URL filtering, see Configuring file transfer and URL filtering for instant messaging (IM) in Lync Server 2013.
To create a new URL filter
From a user account that is assigned to the CsUserAdministrator role or the CsAdministrator role, log on to any computer in your internal deployment.
Open a browser window, and then enter the Admin URL to open the Lync Server Control Panel. For details about the different methods you can use to start Lync Server Control Panel, see Open Lync Server 2013 administrative tools.
In the left navigation bar, click IM and Presence, and then click URL Filter.
On the URL Filter page, click New.
In Select a Site, click the site for which you want to create the URL filter, and then click OK.
In the New URL Filter dialog box, select the Enable URL Filter check box to enable URL filtering for the site.
To block any active URL that contains a file with an extension listed under File type extensions to block in Edit File Filter, select the Block URLs with file extension check box.
In the Hyperlink prefix drop-down list box, click the option that corresponds to how you want to handle URLs in instant message conversations.
The Allow message box enables a warning message to be sent to the user when sending hyperlinks that are allowed to be sent.
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