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Category Archives: Lync 2013

Lync 2013 Powershell – Blank Screen

Recently I have started carrying out my Lync 2013 installs on to Windows Server 2012 R2 and have noticed a strange issue from time to time. When I open the Lync Management Shell (PowerShell) from the start menu, the command window opens but I never get a prompt displayed, it just sits there as a blank window,...
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No Connectivity with the Lync Web App

When I have been deploying Lync on to existing domains that use an internal DNS name that is not verifiable on the internet I have been receiving the following error when I run an internally trusted certificate on all Lync internal services and an externally trusted one on the external services. [error]Error from LS Data MCU; Event ID:...
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Lync Server 2013 – Alter failed for Server ‘ServerName\Lynclocal’

Hi All, I've been doing quite a lot of lab work on Azure with Lync 2013 recently (even though it isn't officially supported) and ran into this error this morning. I was trying to add resiliency to a Standard Edition pool, which required amending the SQL Express database on my backup pool server. No matter how many times...
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Lync 2013 Voicemail Configuration

So we have our new Lync 2013 deployment configured and we have done the initial integration with Exchange 2013 to allow us to use the Unified Contacts Store (UCS) and the various archiving options (see my previous article).   We now need to move on to setting up Lync 2013 voicemail...
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Lync 2013 Integration Overview

So your making use of all those new products, Lync 2013, Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013 but now comes the task of Lync 2013 integration.   So lets make a start and configure the basics so that Lync 2013 can use Exchange 2013 for Archiving and Contact Storage (UCS).


Lab Setup

Server Name IP Address Description
EXCH-FE Exchange 2013 Front End Server
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Lync 2013 Mobile Clients Released

The long awaited Lync 2013 clients for iOS and Windows Phone, that were announced at the recent Lync Conference have been released allowing you to make full Lync VoIP and video calls from your mobile. Some noteworthy features include:
  • Full VoIP calling integration
  • Video calling and conferencing integration
  • Video gallery when in conference
  • Application and Desktop sharing (iPad...
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Polycom CX700 & Lync – Domain is not accessible

Ran into this problem today when trying to sign into an older Polycom CX700 phone on Lync 2010. The phone kept complaining that it couldn't find the domain and download the certificate even though all other phones worked absolutely fine. Normal syntax for entering credentials in Windows is either Domain\Username or username@domain.local The trick to logging in is to the...
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Lync Server 2013 CU1 Released

Cumulative Update 1 for Lync Server 2013 was released a couple of days ago, highlights include:
  • General fixes - see KB2809243
  • Support for the soon to be released mobile apps (Windows 8, iOS, Android)
  • Group Call Pickup (GCP) - see this article
Downloads are available via the Read more

Office Web Apps 2013 Step by Step

Office Web Apps has now been split out to a completely separate server product loosely based on SharePoint but no longer reliant on it, in reality it is now the opposite.   Lync and SharePoint 2013 need Office Web Apps 2013 deployed and available to get full functionality for Web viewing of files. To start with wee need to install...
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Lync 2013 Install Step by Step – Part 1

After Windows Server 2012 has shipped I took the opportunity to rebuild my lab and once again and install all the 'wave 15'  or 2013 versions of all the core enterprise products so I can blog about the process.   I have ran through the process for Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013 so it is now...
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