Another Reason to Include a Director in Your Lync Server 2010 Deployment

Update 1/1/11 – Updated post with more information on what happens with an Enterprise Edition pool and how EndpointConfiguration.cache adds a wrinkle to the whole process. In Lync Server 2010 the Director is now a dedicated role.  Because there’s an actual Director role now you don’t have to worry about users accidentally getting homed on…

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Issue with Move-CsManagementServer and Offline File Store

Update 4/10/11 – Lync Server 2010 CU2 has been released which fixes this issue. You can download the latest updates here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/lync/gg131945. With OCS I would often see customers locate their shared folders on one of the front ends in the pool.  This of course wasn’t a good idea because if that front end was…

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Issue with LSCP on Standard Edition with Collocated Mediation Server

The issue is that you can’t get to the Lync Server 2010 Control Panel (LSCP).  If you have a Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition Server with collocated Mediation Server using a dedicated IP address, you will run into this issue.  In Topology Builder I have a Standard Edition Server configured as below: I have the…

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Issue when Moving Legacy Users to a Lync Server 2010 Pool using HLB

This issue has come up a couple of times when customers are trying to move legacy users to a Lync Server 2010 pool that is behind a hardware load balancer (HLB).  When trying to move the legacy user, Move-CsLegacyUser returns the following error: Unable to connect to some of the servers in pool “<pool name>” due…

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Issue with A/V Session with Remote or Federated User

I’ve run into this with a couple of customers recently.  The issue is that when trying to establish a media session, either Audio, Video, or Desktop Sharing, with a remote or federated user the session fails.  With an internal user, everything works fine.  We verified that all of the server settings were correct (Global Settings had…

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What Happens During SchemaPrep in Lync Server 2010?

Lync Server 2010, just like previous versions of OCS, has new Active Directory schema that needs to be loaded before you can install any server roles.  In Lync Server 2010 the new schema is split up into four different files:  BackCompatSchema.ldf ExternalSchema.ldf ServerSchema.ldf VersionSchema.ldf These files can be found on the installation media in \Support\Schema.  Running…

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Issue when installing Lync Server 2010 Edge Server with Computer Name

I was setting up a Lync Server 2010 Edge Server in my lab and I wondered what would happen if I didn’t configure the full computer name on the Edge Server.  In previous OCS 2007 environments, I’ve seen this happen where the domain name is not configured and the full computer name is left as…

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Issue with Remote User Access for Clients using Windows XP and Windows 2008 R2 Front Ends

I was helping to troubleshoot an issue where users were unable to login via Remote User Access using the Edge server.  They were able to successfully login from inside the network, but externally, the client would come back with an error.  We made sure that the user account was enabled for Remote User Access and that…

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Sample Group Chat Dashboard Available

Update 3/13/13 – Updated report download link and moved report to TechNet Gallery. The sample Group Chat dashboard* provides administrators with an overview of relevant information about their Group Chat environment.  This report is similar to the OCS Archiving Report, in that it is an example of some of the information that can be pulled out…

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Enabling Topology – Completed with Errors (Error Code 2310)

An issue I ran into when trying to publish my topology is that it would complete with errors when trying to do the enabling topology step: Looking at the log, I can see that I’m getting the following errors when it trys to connect to the share: Error: Error accessing share \\BETA-LS14-SE1.beta.deitterick.com\share – Method failed…

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