Jan 20 2021 02:20 PM
Jan 20 2021 02:20 PM
We run afterschool programs that rely heavily on volunteers. We have about two to three students in a group with each volunteer. Each group has been given their own link, however our program coordinator, who was the organizer of each group/teams meeting, has to go to every link to allow them into the meeting. We have clicked on the meeting preferences to allow everyone in without having to wait in the lobby, however unless the meeting organizer is present, they still have to sit in the lobby. Is there anyway to change that?
Jan 21 2021 01:08 AM
Apart from setting "Automatically admit people" to Everyone, try toggling the "Let anonymous people start a meeting" setting.
Jan 21 2021 02:12 AM - edited Jan 21 2021 02:17 AM
@cyonce Hi, may I ask if some are dialing in? In that case the anon start setting should be toggled as mentioned above.
Jan 21 2021 08:14 AM
@Vasil Michev Thank you for your response! Where can I find the "Let anonymous people start a meeting" setting? It doesn't seem to appear in my meeting settings.
Jan 21 2021 08:25 AM - edited Jan 21 2021 08:34 AM
Hi, you can use this PowerShell cmdlet https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/module/skype/set-csteamsmeetingpolicy?view=skype-ps
(And in the Teams admin center of course)
See this as well (per meeting) https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/change-participant-settings-for-a-teams-meeting-53261366-...
Nov 04 2021 05:48 PM
Is there somewhere where it is a default setting that meetings can start without a host, always bypass waiting room? I set up a lot of meetings for my boss that I don't have to be in on. It seems weird to only change that option for each individual meeting, and there is no global setting to be applied to all meetings.
Nov 05 2021 01:55 AM - edited Nov 05 2021 02:04 AM
See the lobby part https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/change-participant-settings-for-a-teams-meeting-53261366-...
Specifically "People I invite".
Depending on scenario you might need to enable "anonymous users can join a meeting" and "and anonymous users can start a meeting". Your admin can assist with that.
Nov 05 2021 09:25 AM
I know how to change meeting settings for a scheduled meeting, I am asking there has to be a way to have default settings so I don't have to do it for every meeting. I want every meeting I setup to be that way without me having to do that when I schedule every meeting. Zoom has settings that apply to every meeting automatically without you having to do it for every meeting you schedule. Can Teams do that?
Nov 05 2021 10:11 AM
Nov 05 2021 10:17 AM
Oct 12 2022 11:15 PM
Oct 13 2022 01:10 AMSolution
Feb 06 2023 06:27 AM
Mar 21 2023 03:03 PM
Jun 12 2023 12:01 PM
DONE: In the Teams Admin Console go to Meetings-Meeting Policies and select the Global (org-wide default) policy. Located here: https://admin.teams.microsoft.com/policies/meetings.
DONE: Under the Meeting Join and Lobby area there is a setting for "Anonymous users can join a meeting". Turn that on.
DONE: Then turn on "Anonymous users and dial-in callers can start a meeting".
DONE: Make sure "Who can bypass the lobby" is set to Everyone.
Still, my Guests are waiting in the lobby unless I start the meeting as the organizer.
Jun 13 2023 12:52 PM
Those setting are the only ones that I see to control it. Are you changing the meeting options when you create the specific meeting? That could be overwriting the admin console settings.
Aug 02 2023 07:32 AM
@ismaelkurbanI'm assuming this is resolved since you didn't reply again, but I wanted to suggest that you may need to make a new meeting invite for the new settings to take effect. Old settings would likely persist with any meetings that were set prior to the policy change. I hope your issue is fixed!