You’re using Lync 2013, you’ve entered several different conferencing numbers for your region, and now when you go to create a Lync meeting invite the numbers are out of order or just aren’t logically arranged. How can you change the order? Well, there’s a setting for that and the trick is of course in PowerShell with the Lync Management Shell. This can be a bit tricky at first because if you simply run Get-CSDialinConferencingAccessNumber you won’t see the priority list. Well, there’s a trick to that too, you have to specify the region and also specify that you want to see all parameters as shown below:
Get-CSDialinConferencingAccessNumber -Region “Illinois” | format-list *
You’ll see the a priority 0 and a priority 1 entry. The lowest number is the first to be displayed in the meeting invite. In our example above, this means that 312 666 1212 is displayed before 312 555 1212, and that CAN NOT HAPPEN! So, the simple trick to make the change with Set-CSDialinConferencingAccessNumber. To run this command, you’ll need to specify two settings, the first is the Priority, the second is the ReorderRegion. In our example, I effectively want to move our 312 555 1212 to the top of the list. To do this I’d run:
Set-CsDialInConferencingAccessNumber -Identity sip:firstname.lastname@example.org – Priority 0 -ReorderedRegion “Illinois”
Notice here that I set the priority of temp1dialin (which matches the 312 555 1212 number we want to move up) to 0, which is the lowest number. However, isn’t this number already specified as the priority of the other number? Not to worry, Lync figures it out and reorders appropriately.
If we wanted more granular control, perhaps we have many numbers, we could execute the command repeatedly with priorities starting from 0 and moving higher like so:
Set-CsDialInConferencingAccessNumber -Identity sip:email@example.com -Priority 0 -ReorderedRegion “Illinois”
Set-CsDialInConferencingAccessNumber -Identity sip:firstname.lastname@example.org -Priority 1 -ReorderedRegion “Illinois”
Set-CsDialInConferencingAccessNumber -Identity sip:email@example.com -Priority 2 -ReorderedRegion “Illinois”
That’s pretty much it. It’s not difficult, but it’s also not something you might just stumble across. Good luck and if you have any questions, remember the best way to reach me is via LinkedIn or Twitter so find me and ping me there! Also, stay tuned because in the next post I will reveal a simple GUI that does all of this for you!
- Get-CSDialinConferencingAccessNumber: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg413015.aspx
- Set-CSDialinConferencingAccessNumber: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg425770.aspx