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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Managing Federation

After enabling user accounts for federation, administrators can manage the organizations they want to federate with through Lync Server. If partner discovery lookups are allowed on the Access Edge configuration, all domains are automatically allowed. Adding allowed domains can still be done to grant a higher level of trust to partners, but is not required. If partner discovery is not allowed, administrators must manually add all federated partners to the allow list.

Blocking a federated domain can be used to prevent internal users from communicating with specific partners. This is used in situations where federation should be allowed globally, but blocked only to a few specific domain names. To allow or block a federated domain, ...

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