LRS (Lync Room System) Configuration

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We all come over a LRS at least once in our UC lineup, and most just do not have the guides / requirements from a Lync / Exchange perspective.

For me out I outlined the basic requirements to get the Lync / Exchange accounts setup as this sometimes becomes a bit fiddly to do with disabled AD objects etc.

LRS Features

  • One touch meeting joining experience. Initiate the meeting by touching meeting request on Room Control device
  • Content sharing and Switching
  • High resolution video

First thing to do is work on your exchange mailbox before even touching Lync itself, the reason for this is exchange has a nasty habit of putting AD objects which are ‘Resourced Enabled’ into a disabled state, hence Lync wont see it correctly to enable as a meeting room.

You can do this from the GUI, but where is the fun in that…

Exchange:

Setup the mailbox

New-Mailbox -Name “RoomTest” -Database “MBDB” -OrganizationalUnit “OU=Services,DC=neolab,DC=live” -Alias “RoomTest” -UserPrincipalName “RoomTest@neolab.live” -SamAccountName “RoomTest” -FirstName “Room” -Initials “” -LastName “Test” -Room

Enable Calendar auto processing features

Set-CalandarProcessing -Identity “RoomTest” -AutomateProcessing autoaccept
Set-CalandarProcessing -Identity “RoomTest” -AddOrganizerToSubject $false
Set-CalandarProcessing -Identity “RoomTest” -RemovePrivateProperty $false

Active Directory:

Now you need to set a password on the account, it’s easier doing this from the AD tool set itself instead of exchange

AD Password Set

Set-ADAccountPassword -Identity “RoomTest”

IMPORTANT: Make sure you go into AD Users and Computers and Enable the account that Exchange disabled on account creation.

Lync:

Now over to the lync server where we need to setup the meeting room account for the AD object, don’t forget the step above it will save you heartache in the long run!

Lync Meeting Room Creation

Enable-CsMeetingRoom -Identity “RoomTest” -SipAddress “RoomTest@neolab.live” -RegistrarPool “pool1.neolab.live”
Set-CsMeetingRoom -Identity “RoomTest” -EnterpriseVoiceEnabled $true -LineURI “tel:+4412345678;ext=1000”
Grant-CsVoicePolicy -Identity “RoomTest” -PolicyName Policy
Grant-CsDialPlan -Identity “RoomTest” -PolicyName Policy

 

With LRS systems, and how unique each one can be it would be best to create a custom Conference Policy for the devices, I have listed below some of the settings you should bare in mind when enabling it – Check the manufacturers guidelines for these as some settings may not work well with it.

 

Feature Value Comment
AllowIPAudio

TRUE

Must be true for LRS audio
AllowIPVideo

TRUE

Must be true for LRS audio to work in Meet Now (ad hoc) whiteboard sessions in LRS
AllowMultiView

TRUE

Allows LRS to render multi-view, multiple video streams
AllowParticipantControl

TRUE

Affects Meet Now (ad hoc) whiteboard sessions in LRS
AllowAnnotations

TRUE

Affects Meet Now (ad hoc) whiteboard sessions in LRS
DisablePowerPointAnnotations

FALSE

Affects Meet Now (ad hoc) whiteboard sessions in LRS
AllowUserToScheduleMeetingsWithAppSharing

TRUE

Affects Meet Now (ad hoc) whiteboard sessions in LRS
AllowNonEnterpriseVoiceUsersToDialOut

FALSE

Depends on whether the account is Enterprise Voice (EV) enabled
AllowAnonymousUsersToDialOut

FALSE

Depends on whether the account is Enterprise Voice (EV) enabled
AllowAnonymousParticipantsInMeetings

TRUE

Affects Meet Now (ad hoc) whiteboard sessions in LRS
AllowExternalUsersToSaveContent

TRUE

Affects Meet Now (ad hoc) whiteboard sessions in LRS
AllowExternalUserControl

FALSE

Affects Meet Now (ad hoc) whiteboard sessions in LRS
AllowExternalUsersToRecordMeeting

FALSE

Affects Meet Now (ad hoc) whiteboard sessions in LRS
AllowPolls

TRUE

N/A in Meet Now (ad hoc) meetings, but LRS can respond to polls on the screen at the front of room
AllowSharedNotes

TRUE

N/A in Meet Now (ad hoc) meetings, but LRS can respond to polls on the screen at the front of room
EnableDialInConferencing

TRUE

Affects Meet Now (ad hoc) whiteboard sessions in LRS
EnableAppDesktopSharing

Desktop

Affects Meet Now (ad hoc) whiteboard sessions in LRS
AllowConferenceRecording

FALSE

N/A for LRS. If TRUE, a remote party could record
EnableP2PRecording

FALSE

N/A for LRS. If TRUE, a remote party could record
EnableFileTransfer

TRUE

N/A
EnableP2PFileTransfer

TRUE

N/A
EnableP2PVideo

TRUE

Enables the LRS client to participate in peer-to-peer video sessions
AllowLargeMeetings

FALSE

N/A
EnableDataCollaboration

TRUE

Affects Meet Now (ad hoc) whiteboard sessions in LRS
MaxVideoConferenceResolution

VGA

Ignored by Lync 2013, LRS uses HD1080
MaxMeetingSize

250

Affects Meet Now (ad hoc) whiteboard sessions in LRS
AudioBitRateKb

200

See note at the end of the table*
VideoBitRateKb

5000

This is the maximum outbound video bit rate allowed. LRS can send one 1080 stream along with pano (if RoundTable is used) at this bit rate. *
AppSharingBitRateKb

5000

See note at the end of the table*
FileTransferBitRateKb

5000

N/A
TotalReceiveVideoBitRateKb

20000

We recommend that you set this as high as possible. The effective bandwidth depends on network conditions at the time of conferences.*
EnableMultiViewJoin

TRUE

Must be TRUE for LRS to ensure multi-view video streams

 

Your LRS system account should not be setup, go try login and bask in all its glory!

Happy conferencing!

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