Manage Persistent Chat Server in Skype for Business Server 2015

Summary: Learn how to manage Persistent Chat Server in Skype for Business Server 2015.

When you set up Persistent Chat Server for your organization, you specify the initial configuration during deployment. However, there may be times when you want to change how you implement Persistent Chat Server support. For example you may need to set up Persistent Chat Server support and controls differently for a specific team or group within your organization. This section provides information and procedures to help you customize your Persistent Chat Server deployment. For details about the features and functionality that you can configure for Persistent Chat Server, see Plan for Persistent Chat Server in Skype for Business Server 2015. For details about deploying Persistent Chat Server, see Deploy Persistent Chat Server in Skype for Business Server 2015.

You can manage Persistent Chat Server by using the Control Panel or by using Windows PowerShell cmdlets.

To use the Control Panel:

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

  2. From the Start menu, select the Skype for Business Server Control Panel or open a browser window, and then enter the Admin URL.

  3. In the left navigation bar, click Persistent Chat.

The following table summarizes the Windows PowerShell cmdlets available to help you manage Persistent Chat Server. For details about syntax, including all available parameters, see Skype for Business Server 2015 Management Shell.

Cmdlet Description
New-CsPersistentChatCategory
Creates a new category
Set-CsPersistentChatCategory
Configures settings for an existing category
Get-CsPersistentChatCategory
Retrieves information about categories
Remove-CsPersistentChatCategory
Removes a category
New-CsPersistentChatRoom
Creates a new chat room
Set-CsPersistentChatRoom
Configures settings for an existing room; assign users and user groups to the room
Get-CsPersistentChatRoom
Retrieves information about rooms
Clear-CsPersistentChatRoom
Clears a room or messages from a room
Remove-CsPersistentChatRoom
Removes a room
Remove-CsPersistentChatMessage
Removes messages from a room
New-CsPersistentChatAddin
Creates a new add-in
Set-CsPersistentChatAddin
Configures settings for an existing add-in
Get-CsPersistentChatAddin
Retrieves information about add-ins
Remove-CsPersistentChatAddin
Removes an add-in
Set-CsPersistentChatComplianceConfiguration
Modifies an existing collection of compliance configuration settings
Export-CsPersistentChatData
Exports data from a Persistent Chat database
Import-CsPersistentChatData
Imports data that was exported from a previous version of Lync Server