Tag Archives: Lync 2010

Lync CU1 Released

I haven’t seen these all in one place yet so I figured I’d post them.  Happy patching! Product KB Lync 2010 (64bit) 2467763 Lync 2010 (32bit) 2467763 Lync Server 2010 2493736 Lync 2010 Phone Edition (Tanjay) 2493722 Lync 2010 Phone … Continue reading

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Pending File Rename Registry Key Causes Lync/SQL Install to Halt

I’ve run into this one a few times, so I figured I’d share my experience.  During the “Prepare First Standard Edition Wizard” the installer says “The server must be restarted before installation can continue”.   I’ve also seen this same error … Continue reading

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Adding More than 10 Distribution Lists to the Lync Contact List

Just like in OCS with Lync you can add distribution lists to your contact list.  However, there is a default limitation on how many groups you can add to your list.  In Lync and OCS that limit is 10, which … Continue reading

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How to Customize the Meeting Entry Page for Lync

With Lync 2010 we now have a single client for Lync Client and the Online Meeting (formerly called Live Meeting) functionality which makes everything a little simpler.  If you have the Lync Client you get your meeting functionality and the … Continue reading

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Deploying XMPP for Lync

 After deploying our edge server and enabling federation in this article the next logical step may be to enable communication with other IM platforms such as Google Chat via the XMPP gateway.  At the time of Lync RTM there was … Continue reading

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Deploying an Edge Server with Lync

For this article and the next I am going to add an Edge server and an XMPP gateway to an existing Lync environment.  All articles moving forward will be built on the RTM bits of Lync, but to build the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Lync!

It’s official; the new name of OCS is Lync! With the name change comes a number of new features including revamped management interfaces (Topology Builder, Deployment Wizard and CSCP) and a Management Shell with tons of great new scripting capabilities.

With all of these new features available, and a new way to deploy I thought it would be fitting to cover deploying a topology. To start things off easy we’ll jump into a single box Standard Edition pool. Over the next few articles I will add layers to this deployment until it resembles what you may want to use in your environment.

Keep in mind the RC is for lab use only; it is not a good idea to install this into your production domain. Also, please read the reference documents here:


Now let’s start with a link to the download:


For this install you’ll need a DC/DNS/CA server (I named mine lyncdc.ocsguy.local), we’ll bypass that portion of the install to keep the article to a reasonable length.

Once you have your Lync Server on the domain we need to install all the pre-requisites:

Here’s a quick ServerManagerCMD script to make that happen, to use this on the Start menu,to use this open a Command Prompt (Run As Administrator) and paste the information below. For formatting purposes copy this into notepad and make sure when wordwrap is unchecked it is all on one line.
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