Getting Internal Server Error 500 when creating New-CsPartnerApplication for Exchange 2013

One of the steps in creating OAuth integration between Lync Server 2013 and Exchange Server 2013 is to create a New-CsPartnerApplication on Lync 2013 referencing the OAuth metadata document from Exchange 2013 (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj688151.aspx): New-CsPartnerApplication -Identity Exchange -ApplicationTrustLevel Full -MetadataUrl “https://autodiscover.litwareinc.com/autodiscover/metadata/json/1”   When running this cmdlet you might get the error “New-CsPartnerApplication: Cannot bind parameter ‘MetadataUrl’…


Using Lync 2010 client against Lync 2013 server and high-resolution photos from Exchange 2013

Imagine a scenario where Alice is homed on a Lync 2013 server, but has never signed in with the Lync 2013 client. Alice has an Exchange 2013 mailbox and she has loaded a high-resolution photo via Exchange 2013 OWA. Will other users in the company, using the Lync 2013 client, see Alice’s high-resolution photo in…


Access Denied when running Test-CsExStorageConnectivity

When running The Lync Server 2013 cmdlet Test-CsExStorageConnectivity to test connectivity to Exchange 2013, you might see the error Access Denied as shown below Test-CsExStorageConnectivity : ExCreateItem exchange operation failed, code=5, reason=StoreContext{traceId=[18446744072318937492], activityId=[52a9af76-e3b5-460b-8136-1c02553767e9]}Access Denied The reason could be that the user running the cmdlet is not member of the local group “RTC Local User Administrators”….


How install Lync 2013 local databases to a separate drive

(Updated 15 April 2013) In the Capacity Planning Guidance we describe that the disk requirements for a Lync 2013 front end server, given our usage model, is eight disks configured as two drives. One drive will use two disks in RAID 1 to store the Windows operating system and the Lync 2013 and SQL Express…


What does the status reported by Get-CsBackupServiceStatus mean?

The Lync Server Backup Service is a new service in Lync 2013 Server used to support disaster recovery (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj205293(v=ocs.15).aspx. The Lync Server Backup Service supports two categories of data (UserData and CMS), which it will copy between paired pools to keep them synchronized. The implementation use three modules: UserServices.PresenceFocus, ConfServices.DataConf and CentralMgmt.CMSMaster. The modules can…