Block File Transfers through the Lync Access Edge Service

December 7, 2011

in Lync, Microsoft

To block file transfers through the Lync Access Edge service without affecting other Edge services follow these simple steps.

  1. Apply the Lync CU4 updates to your Lync servers.
  2. From the Lync Management Shell run the following command:
    New-CsImFilterConfiguration -Identity EdgePoolIdentity -BlockFileExtension $true -Action Block -Enabled $true

    EdgePoolIdentity is a placeholder for the identity of the Edge Server pool that is retruned by running the Get-CsService –EdgeServer command. You can also use the Edge Server pool instead of the identity. (IE: EdgeServer:EdgePool.aspoc.net) Repeat the command for each Edge Pool in your environment.

Reference: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2621840

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