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Customizing the Join Meeting Experience in Lync

Many Lync organizations and users need to customize certain aspects of joining a Lync meeting such as which participants are given the Presenter role, which Lync meeting client a participant will use, or the default text sent in the Lync meeting request.

Controlling who is a Meeting ‘Presenter’

Lync meeting Organizers are often surprised when the meeting starts and all internal participants are listed as a Presenter.

The Presenter role in refers to what this participant is allowed to do in this meeting. Specifically it enables the participant to share their desktop and applications, present files, and manage meeting options including admitting people into the meeting, but it does not . . . → Read More: Customizing the Join Meeting Experience in Lync

Recent Lync Control Panel Issue (AdminUIHost AppCrash)

March 2013 Update: A fix for this issue is now available. See A Fix for the Lync 2010 Control Panel Crash Issue on VMWare for more information.

I have experienced an issue recently with the Lync Control Panel crashing on several Lync servers. It appears the problem is caused by a recent Silverlight 5 update, but may or may not surface on all Lync servers. The issue is being investigated, but in the meantime, if you are experiencing this issue there are two easy workarounds:

Launch the Lync Control Panel from a web browser using the pool FQDN. This will take the form: https://<pool_FQDN>/CSCP. Don’t forget the “s” or a . . . → Read More: Recent Lync Control Panel Issue (AdminUIHost AppCrash)