Sample Lync Server Archiving Report Available

Update 11/26/13 – I have release an updated version of the reports.  This version of the reports includes a Dashboard.  See the changelog below for more details on what’s new. The Sample Lync Server Archiving Report is an update to the popular Sample OCS Archiving Report, however this report has been completely redesigned based on feedback…

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Issue when Installing Windows Identity Foundation on Windows Server 2012

I was installing Lync Server 2013 Preview in my lab and while running Step 1 from the Deployment Wizard I got the following message: I found the Additional Software Requirements TechNet article (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398686(v=ocs.15)) that lists the additional software that needs to be installed with Lync.  I found Windows Identity Foundation and the link in the…

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Sample OCS Archiving Report Available

Update 6/2/13 – Sample Lync Server Archiving Report is now available!  Click here for more information. Update 5/29/13 – Updated report download link and moved report to TechNet Gallery.Update 11/26/10 – OCSArchivingReport – 0.6 is available.  Fixed an issue with RTF text not displaying in the results.Update 8/26/10 – This blog post will serve as the…

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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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How to Verify if Lync Server 2013 Database Updates Completed Successfully

Update 7/9/18 – Added database versions for July 2018 Cumulative Update. You can find the Skype for Business 2015 database versions here. After downloading and installing Lync Server 2013 updates from KB2809243, it is important to remember to go back and apply the back end database updates.  The steps to apply the back end database…

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How to Apply Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Updates

Update 3/17/13 – Added information about additional update steps from KB2809243. Just like previous versions of OCS/Lync, there are two methods to update the servers with OCS/Lync cumulative updates.  You can use Microsoft Update/WSUS or you can use LyncServerUpdateInstaller.exe.  Both ways accomplish the same thing, but what I find is that a lot of customers…

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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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How to Publish Lync Server 2013 Web Services with Windows Server 2012 R2 Web Application Proxy

Update 5/12/15 – Added information about disabling translation of URL values in request headers.Update 11/12/14 – Added information about white paper published for Web Application Proxy for use with Lync Server 2013.Update 8/30/14 – Added information about Lync 2013 mobility and multiple SIP domains. With the discontinuation of TMG and with UAG not supporting all of…

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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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Office Web Apps Server & Lync Server 2013

Update 4/8/14 – Updated prerequisites for Windows Server 2008 R2.Update 1/12/13 – Updated with additional information.Update 11/10/13 – Updated with links to updates for Office Web Apps Server.Update 3/18/13 – Updated for RTM of Lync Server 2013.Update 11/14/12 – Updated for RTM of Office Web Apps Server. The Office Web Apps Server is a required role…

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