Enable or disable archiving in Skype for Business Server 2015

Summary: Learn how to enable or disable archiving in Skype for Business Server 2015.

Enable or disable archiving by using the Control Panel

  1. From a user account that is assigned to the CsArchivingAdministrator or CsAdministrator role, log on to any computer in your internal deployment.

  2. Open a browser window, and then enter the Admin URL to open the Skype for Business Server Control Panel.

  3. In the left navigation bar, click Monitoring and Archiving, and then click Archiving Configuration.

  4. Select the appropriate global, site, or pool configuration from the list of archiving configurations, click Edit, click Show details, and then do the following:

    • To enable archiving only for instant messaging (IM) sessions, click Archive IM sessions.

    • To enable archiving for both IM sessions and conferences, click Archive IM and conferencing sessions.

    • To disable archiving for the configuration, click Disable archiving.

  5. Click Commit.

Enable or disable archiving by using Windows PowerShell

You can also enable or disable archiving by using the Set-CsArchivingConfiguration cmdlet. For example, the following command modifies the all of the archiving configuration settings so that only IM sessions are archived. The command calls the Get-CsArchivingConfiguration cmdlet without any parameters in order to return all the archiving configuration settings currently in use in the organization. This collection is then piped to the Where-Object cmdlet, which selects only those settings where the EnableArchiving property is equal to (-eq) "ImAndWebConf". The filtered collection is then piped to the Set-CsArchivingConfiguration cmdlet, which takes each item in the collection and changes the value of EnableArchiving to "ImOnly":

Get-CsArchivingConfiguration | Where-Object {$_.EnableArchiving -eq "ImAndWebConf"} | Set-CsArchivingConfiguration -EnableArchiving "ImOnly"