Issue with OAuth Certificate & Installing Multiple Lync Server 2013 Servers at the Same Time

I’ve run into this issue a couple times when deploying Lync Server 2013 in my lab and at customer sites.  Topology Builder makes it very easy to deploy your Lync servers quickly, but in Lync Server 2013, there’s one gotcha you need to be aware of when initially deploying multiple Lync Server 2013 servers at…

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Lync Basic 2013 vs Lync 2013

With the release of Lync Server 2013, there are two versions of the Lync 2013 client available: Lync Basic 2013 Lync 2013 What’s the difference between the two? Lync Basic 2013 provides all the basic functionality that’s available in the full version of Lync (Lync 2013). However, if you want to use any of the…

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OAuth Certifcate in Lync Server 2013

When requesting certificates in your Lync Server 2013 environment, you will notice that there is a new certificate type that needs to be requested, OAuthTokenIssuer.  What is OAuth and what do we use it for in Lync Server 2013? OAuth (Open Authorization) is a protocol for server-to-server authentication and authorization.  With OAuth, user credentials and passwords…

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