Ten Things You Might Not Know About Group Policy and Office Communicator


Microsoft offers Communicator 2007 R2 administrators a variety of Active Directory hosted group policies that can be used to enhance the many powerful features of its Communicator 2007 R2 unified communications client. This article gives you a list of ten Communicator 2007 R2 group policies that when used properly will empower your users with an enriched unified communications client experience.

Author: Mike Adkins

Publication date: March 2010

Product version: Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2

Microsoft offers Office Communicator 2007 R2 administrators a variety of Active Directory hosted group policies that can be used to enhance the many powerful features of its Communicator 2007 R2 unified communications client. These group policies which are specific to Communicator supply Office Communications Server administrators with a way to fine tune the Communicator feature set to meet the needs of their growing unified communications infrastructures. This article gives you a list of ten Communicator 2007 R2 group policies that when used properly will empower your users with an enriched unified communications client experience. However, if these policies are applied on a Microsoft unified communications network by administrative personnel that do not have a full working knowledge of them, unexpected results may occur with the following list of Communicator 2007 R2 components:

  • Audio and video conferencing
  • Conservation of network resources
  • VoIP communication choices
  • Malware protection

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