Lync Server

Option to disable Edge Media Relay

It should be an option to be able to disable the Edge Media Relay. Currently, if you have an Edge deployed, it must be up in order to make many types of calls. If the Edge or Edge Pool is unavailable for any reason what so ever, Many types of calls will fail. Not to mention some environments REALLY REALLY don't want or won't allow DMZ access to all internal Desktop machines, ie 3478<-->Any. I appreciate the benefit of moving some of the load from the FE to the Edge, but making it a critical point of failure seems bad. Plus it breaks some environments security policy. The option to disable, and/or even make it a "nice to have" path instead of a "Must be there" one, would be better.

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Idea No. 579