After categories have been created, chat rooms can be created within those categories, and they will inherit the options that have been configured at the category level. Chat rooms can be created either by a Persistent Chat administrator, or by another user who has been assigned as a creator for one or more categories. Unlike the other Persistent Chat configuration tasks described previously, the creation and configuration of chat rooms is not performed using the Lync Server Control Panel. There are two ways to create a chat room: using the Lync Server Management Shell, or using the Lync 2013 client. Both methods are described next.