Create location policies in Skype for Business Server 2015

Read this topic to learn how to configure enhanced emergency service (E9-1-1) location policies in Skype for Business Server Enterprise Voice.

Skype for Business Server uses a location policy to enable Skype for Business clients for E9-1-1 during client registration. A location policy contains the settings that define how E9-1-1 will be implemented. For more information, see Plan location policies for Skype for Business Server 2015.

You define location policies by using the Skype for Business Control Panel or by using the New-CsLocationPolicy cmdlet.

Note

Skype for Business Server now supports the configuration of multiple emergency numbers for a client. If you want to configure multiple emergency numbers, you must follow the information in Plan for multiple emergency numbers in Skype for Business Server 2015 and Configure multiple emergency numbers in Skype for Business 2015.

You can edit the global location policy and create new tagged location policies. A client obtains a global policy when it is not located within a subnet with an associated location policy, or when the client has not been directly assigned a location policy. Tagged policies are assigned to subnets or users.

To create a location policy, you must use an account that is a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group, or is a member of the CsVoiceAdministrator administrative role, or has equivalent administrator rights and permissions.

For more information, see Plan location policies for Skype for Business Server 2015. Cmdlets in this procedure use a location policy defined using the following values. For a complete description of cmdlet parameters and values, see New-CsLocationPolicy.

Element Value
EnhancedEmergencyServicesEnabled
True
LocationRequired
Disclaimer
EnhancedEmergencyServiceDisclaimer
Your company policy requires you to set a location. If you do not set a location, emergency services will not be able to locate you in an emergency. Please set a location.
UseLocationForE911Only
False
PstnUsage
EmergencyUsage
EmergencyDialString
911
EmergencyDialMask
112
NotificationUri
sip:security@litwareinc.com
ConferenceUri
sip:+14255550123@litwareinc.com
ConferenceMode
twoway
LocationRefreshInterval
2

To create location policies

  1. Start the Skype for Business Server Management Shell: Click Start, click All Programs, click Skype for Business 2015, and then click Skype for Business Server Management Shell.

    Note

    CsLocationPolicy will fail if the setting for PstnUsage is not already in the Global list of PstnUsages.

  2. Optionally, run the following cmdlet to edit the global Location Policy:

    Set-CsLocationPolicy -Identity Global -EnhancedEmergencyServicesEnabled $true -LocationRequired "disclaimer" -EnhancedEmergencyServiceDisclaimer "Your company policy requires you to set a location. If you do not set a location emergency services will not be able to locate you in an emergency. Please set a location." -PstnUsage "emergencyUsage" -EmergencyDialString "911" -ConferenceMode "twoway" -ConferenceUri "sip:+14255550123@litwareinc.com" -EmergencyDialMask "112" NotificationUri "sip:security@litwareinc.com" -UseLocationForE911Only $true -LocationRefreshInterval 2
    
  3. Run the following to create a tagged Location Policy.

    New-CsLocationPolicy -Identity Tag:Redmond - EnhancedEmergencyServicesEnabled $true -LocationRequired "disclaimer" -EnhancedEmergencyServiceDisclaimer "Your company policy requires you to set a location. If you do not set a location emergency services will not be able to locate you in an emergency. Please set a location." -UseLocationForE911Only $false -PstnUsage "EmergencyUsage" -EmergencyDialString "911" -EmergencyDialMask "112" -NotificationUri "sip:security@litwareinc.com" -ConferenceUri "sip:+14255550123@litwareinc.com" -ConferenceMode "twoway" -LocationRefreshInterval 2
    
  4. Run the following cmdlet to apply the tagged Location Policy created in step 3 to a user policy.

    (Get-CsUser | where { $_.Name -match "UserName" }) | Grant-CsLocationPolicy -PolicyName Redmond