Quick Fix: Unexpected Behavior With a Lync 2013 Conference ID

This comes up every now and again on the TechNet forums, different quirks and oddities related to Lync 2013 conference IDs.  Perhaps A new meeting configuration has been put in place, but the changes don’t seem to take effect for a user.  Perhaps a user creates a conference, but gets the old “We’re having trouble getting you into the meeting.  It’s possible you’re using a bad URL. “.  I’ve even seen a case where two users somehow got the same external conference ID.  I’m still not sure how that one happened, perhaps admin tampering?

There’s a quick fix before you spend hours troubleshooting, just reset the conference ID.  This seems to fix 99% of these issues.  Have the users navigate to the dialin.domain.com page, sign in and click the “Reset my Assigned Conference information” link.  That’s it.

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Figure 1: What frustration looks like (I AM THE ADMIN).