Import Policies and Settings
Topic Last Modified: 2011-04-11
After you merge your Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 topology information with your Microsoft Lync Server 2010 pilot pool, you need to run a Lync Server Management Shell cmdlet to migrate your Office Communications Server 2007 R2 policies and configuration settings to your Lync Server 2010 pilot pool.
The Import-CsLegacyConfiguration cmdlet imports policies, voice routes, dial plans, Communicator Web Access URLs, and dial-in access numbers to Lync Server 2010.
In Lync Server 2010, client policies replace the Group Policy settings used in previous versions of the product. The Import-CsLegacyConfiguration cmdlet imports Group Policy settings to client policies in the Central Management store. When you move users to Lync Server, they are assigned the Lync Server policy that is equivalent to the legacy policy. For details about how client policies in Lync Server compare to legacy Group Policy settings, see Migrating User Settings to Lync Server 2010.
In previous versions of Office Communications Server, you could define policies with a global or per-user scope. In Lync Server 2010, you can define policies on a global, site, or user scope. Policies are imported with a global or user scope, based on the legacy policy. If you want your policies to have a site scope, you need to define the policy by using Lync Server Control Panel or Lync Server Management Shell after migration. Policies with a site scope take precedence over policies with a global scope, and policies with a user scope take precedence over policies with a site scope.
Dial-in access numbers require an additional step to complete the migration to Lync Server 2010. During this period of coexistence, the dial-in access numbers that you imported exist both in your Office Communications Server 2007 R2 pool and in your Lync Server 2010 pool, but they cannot be modified in Lync Server 2010. They can be modified in Office Communications Server 2007 R2, and then imported into Lync Server 2010 by running Import-CsLegacyConfiguration. In addition, you cannot view Office Communications Server 2007 R2 dial-in conferencing access numbers by using the Get-CsDialInConferencingAccessNumber cmdlet. You can view only Lync Server 2010 dial-in access numbers by using this cmdlet. For details about how dial-in access numbers behave during coexistence, see Migrate Dial-in Access Numbers.
To migrate policies and settings
Log on to the computer where Lync Server Management Shell is installed as a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group or with the necessary user rights as described in Delegate Setup Permissions.
Start the Lync Server Management Shell: Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Lync Server 2010, and then click Lync Server Management Shell..
It is good practice to run this cmdlet whenever you run the Topology Builder Merge wizard. For details, see Merge Using Topology Builder Merge Wizard.
The Import-CsLegacyConfiguration cmdlet does not migrate personal identification number (PIN) policy for dial-in conferencing. If you do not want to use the default PIN policy on Lync Server 2010, you need to modify the policy manually in your Lync Server 2010 pool. For details about how to modify PIN policy, see Modify the Default Dial-in Conferencing PIN Settings in the Deployment documentation.
If the Anonymous Participants setting for Meetings is set to Enforce per user in your Office Communications Server 2007 R2 conferencing policy, two conferencing policies are created during migration: one with AllowAnonymousParticipantsInMeetings set to True and one with AllowAnonymousParticipantsInMeetings set to False.
After the policies are imported, use the procedure that follows to see the imported policies in the Lync Server 2010 Control Panel.
To view imported policies
Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group or that is a member of the CsViewOnlyAdministrator role.
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 Administrative Tools.
Click Voice Routing and view the imported policies.
Click Conferencing and view the imported policies.
Click External User Access and view the imported policies.
Click Monitoring and Archiving and view the imported policies.