How to setup “Meet Now” for LiveMeeting 2007

Summary: This article discusses how to configure and use the Meet Now feature in LiveMeeting 2007.

    1. Start the LiveMeeting rich client desktop application.
      Note: You will most likely not see the Meet Now button on your screen, yet.
    2. Click the options menu link in the upper right corner.
    3. Select the “Open User Accounts” menu option.
    4. Enter the following information:
Check the “I enter a user name and password…”.
Enter your LiveMeeting web site user name and password.
    1. Click the Test Connection button. You should see the following success message:

Click OK to close this message box.

    1. Click OK on the User Accounts dialog to close.
    2. You should now be returned to the main Live Meeting welcome screen.
    3. Click on the “Meet Now Options” link.
    4. Your LiveMeeting Meet Now Options window should be displayed.
    5. Make any changes to set your preferences. I use the following configurations options in the Entry Control section:

I use a custom/fixed Meeting Key for both the Presenter and Attendee roles. I do this only because I also enable the Meeting Lobby.

    1. Under the Meeting Lobby section:
      Note: You may need login to your LiveMeeting account using your web browser to configure this Meeting Lobby option. It appears to be disabled in this dialog at the time of this posting.

I enable/check the Meeting Lobby. This allows me to selectively grant users access to my Meet Now meetings while keeping a consistent and easy to remember meeting key for me and my clients. It also allows me to create a consistent URL for my Meet Now email signature link. See my post on Create a Live Meeting ‘Meet Now’ link in your email signature. This has proven to be very convenient for me and my clients.

  1. Click OK or Cancel to close the options dialog.

Using the Meet Now link:

Now, when you start your LiveMeeting rich client application, you can simply click the “Meet Now” button to start a new LiveMeeting and instantly have Meet Now session ready to use.  Click “Continue” on the standard notice message.

5 thoughts on “How to setup “Meet Now” for LiveMeeting 2007

  1. Pingback: Create a Live Meeting “Meet Now” link in your email signature « Mark Wagner's Cogitation Blog

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  3. Mark, your post is great, but i have a hard troubleshooting for you.
    I’ve installed the outlook add on 2007 for LM, and Meet Now does not work, it says “error unknown”.
    Scheduling works regularly.

    I’ve tried several times to unistall add on and LM and also cleaned up the registry, (also reboot of course) with no luck! Of course i use the last add in.
    Any suggestions?
    Thanks a lot!

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