Tag Archives: Lync 2010

Stare and Compare Utility

While working with a customer I found the need to regularly compare different client, voice and conferencing policies.  This meant a lot of time spent staring at 2 policies to see what was different.  Since I didn’t feel staring at … Continue reading

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Lync Phone Edition: Connection to Microsoft Exchange is unavailable

Today I’d like to talk about certificates and a problem that seems to be becoming more and more common with Lync Phone Edition.  The problem is that Lync Phone Edition devices that are tethered receive the message “Connection to Microsoft … Continue reading

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Push Notification Fails with a 504 Server Time Out

While troubleshooting push notification failure issues with a client, I found an interesting problem.  The client had already configured the SRV record as required (http://blog.ucmadeeasy.com/), and disabled the URL filtering as required (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2664650), but push notification was still failing with … Continue reading

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Lync Mobility Server Side Bits Available

Quick update, the MCX package is now available from Microsoft.  These bits along with CU4 allow you to turn on Lync mobile client functionality.  The client bits will be available on the appstores/mareketplaces for the phone some time before the end … Continue reading

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Lync Hardware Load Balancer Monitoring Port

If you are using a hardware load balancer, it will do periodic health checks for Lync to make sure it is distributing the load to servers that are functioning.  Because of the checks, you may end up with a large … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting CMS Replication

Like most of my other articles, this one comes from a real world scenario I had to solve.  While working with a client, we ran into two front end servers and an edge server that wouldn’t replicate.  The CMS was … Continue reading

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Group Policy Configuration May Break Presence in Lync

Today, I feel like Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day.  While working with a customer on a Lync pilot, I ran into an issue where Users on the Lync Pool could not see Presence for Users on any other … Continue reading

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Logging on a Lync Enterprise Pool

Building a Lync Enterprise Pool allows you to protect your users and services in the event of hardware or software failure on one (or more) servers in your pool.  While this is great for redundancy, it can make troubleshooting a … Continue reading

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A Few Words on Federation

Recently, while creating some documentation for an install it struck me that federation may be a bit confusing if you aren’t working with Lync on a daily basis.  With that in mind I’m writing this article in hopes of clearing … Continue reading

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Lync Client Conversation Translator

Today we have a guest post by one of my colleges in the Unified Communications practice at PCMS, Adam Curry.  Hope you enjoy! Here is a really intriguing and interesting extension of the Lync 2010 client found in the Lync … Continue reading

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