So regardless of Conferencing policy settings, Meeting Recording is not available (recording options are not just greyed out, they are completely hidden) when Remote Call Control (RCC) is enabled. I have to enable Enterprise Voice instead, or disable RCC (i.e. back to PC-to-PC audio/video only), then Meeting Recording options are available and work as expected.
For various internal reasons, this organization will be forced to disable RCC for users, rather than enable Enterprise Voice, in order to get Meeting Recording working. As an organization that previously used RCC in OCS and Communicator, having to trade off RCC OR Meeting Recording in Lync is a frustration for them.
I can't imagine there is any technical/coding limitation for this, like there is with not being able to have an RCC call with video (i.e. media streams from two different SIP endpoints for the same user). And it is self-evident that if computer audio is not being used for the participant trying to record, then the audio stream would not be recorded. But then if RCC is disabled, and I record a non-audio joined meeting I get the same results, so clearly that's not the reason.
Any chance of seeing this fixed in the next CU please?
Running Lync Enterprise Edition, current CU build 197 from March 2012, users are running Lync client build 4103 from June 2012.