Tag Archives: Lync Server 2010

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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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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Introducing the OCSGuy_QuickUI

This is a utility I wrote to provide a GUI for common power shell tasks.  This is a version 1 utility and I do expect to update it semi-frequently.  The entire utility is included in a single .ps1 file and … 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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