In this article I’ll gather some notes and tricks on Cisco Meeting Server setup.
Cisco Meeting Server Web Client
Web Client makes it possible for persons without any client at all (except for web browser) to join a conference. In a room you can get an invitation link and a PIN to be transferred to a meeting participant. However, this feature won’t work immediately after the installation. You have to add callbridge certificate to webbridge’s trusted services. Use the following command:
webbridge trust <CallBridge certificate>
Then you’ll be able to pass links from CMS client to your partners, and they will be able to enter a conference room using just their names.
The clients will see the following form:
And then, the “contents” of the room.
The connections number restriction in Skype for Business
During a regular conference, we faced a restriction to the number of external Skype for Business participants. New participants ended up disconnected before entering the room. After we consulted specialists, we decided to increase the number of CMS registration at S4B servers.
To achieve that, we created 5 AD users for CMS and registered that accounts in Skype for Business. The pattern is username[1-9]. So, if we increase the number of connections up to 5, we have to add 5 users (username1, username2, username3, username4 and username5) and register the corresponding accounts in S4B.
After that, enter the required number of connections in CMS settings.
As you can see on the picture above, we have created 5 users: cms1, cms2 .. cms5. After this simple operation we have never faced restrictions to the number of connections in a room again. We have had up to 25 participants.