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…


Using Configure-EnterprisePartnerApplication.ps1 in a multi domain controller environment

You use the Configure-EnterprisePartnerApplication.ps1 to create partner application to be used for OAuth with SharePoint 2013 and Lync 2013. The script creates a mail user and assigns management roles to that mail user. When running the script in an environment with multiple Active Directory domain controllers in the site, you might see the script failing….


Using Exchange 2013 high-resolution photos from SharePoint Server 2013

In this post I described how Lync 2013 Preview can use high-resolution photos available in Exchange 2013 Preview mailboxes. SharePoint Server 2013 is also able to use the same high-resolution photos. The SharePoint-Exchange photo sync feature implements this. How it works SharePoint Server 2013 maintains a library of User Photos, just like in SharePoint Server…


Using SharePoint Server 2013 Discovery Center to find Lync archived content

In this post I described how Lync 2013 Preview could archive content in Exchange 2013 Preview mailboxes. SharePoint Server 2013 is able to search in such archives using the SharePoint Server 2013 eDiscovery site collection. SharePoint Server 2013 is using the Exchange Web Services Managed API V2.0 and Server to Server authentication (S2SOAuth) to be…