How to Get Office Web Apps Server 2013 to Report a Healthy Health Status

I see this a lot in customer environments with Office Web Apps Server 2013 deployed for use with Lync Server 2013, where if you run the Get-OfficeWebAppsMachine cmdlet, the HealthStatus parameter is Unhealthy: However, even though Office Web Apps Server 2013 reports as unhealthy, as far as Lync Server 2013 is concerned, everything is working…

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Issue with Office Web Apps Server 2013 Published Externally Using TMG 2010

I was helping a customer setup Lync Server 2013 when we ran into an interesting issue while testing conferencing with external Lync 2013 clients.  Every time we attempted to present a PowerPoint presentation, the presentation would never display.  From the screenshot below, you can see that the file is and was uploaded to the Lync…

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Issue with Automatic Updates Enabled & Office Web Apps Server 2013 Update

Update 4/8/13 – Added information about change to KB2760445 automatically updating. I came across this issue in my lab the other day.  I noticed that in Hyper-V Manager both of my Office Web Apps Servers had really high CPU utilization: It’s pretty rare that one of my VMs would be doing that much to consume that…

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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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