Change Lync Join Announcements to Tone Only

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
By default Lync Server 2010 announces when users join or leave a dial-in meeting by name.  For example, "Pilar Ackerman has joined the conference."  Kind of cool, but it can get annoying when attendees join or leave in the middle of the meeting.

You can configure Lync Server to instead play a simple tone instead or turn entry/exit announcements off altogether.

To set the new default entry/exit announcements to a tone, run the following cmdlet from your Lync back end server:

Set-CSDialInConferencingConfiguration -EntryExitAnnouncementsType ToneOnly -EntryExitAnnouncementsEnabledByDefault $true
Note: You must be a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group or have the appropriate RBAC rights to run this command.

To disable entry/exit announcements altogether, run the following cmdlet:

Set-CSDialInConferencingConfiguration -EntryExitAnnouncementsEnabledByDefault $false