Run-time error: '438': Object doesn't support this property or method in Microsoft Call Quality Methodology Scorecard for Lync Server (CQM)

After installing MS14-082 (part of December 2014 Public Updates for Office) you might get the error run-time error '438': Object doesn't support this property or method, when clicking on the enable content button. If you click Debug you will see the reference shown below: The root cause of this appears to be related to problems mentioned in KB3025036 and…


How to get SEFAutil running?

(Feb 27, 2013 – The Lync 2013 ResKit, which includes a new version of SefaUtil, is available here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36821) (Updated with pointer to UCMA 3.0 documentation and also only describing using SEFAutil on a dedicated server. We recommend installing trusted applications on dedicated servers. However using Lync Server Management Shell cmdlets you can configure CsTrustedApplicationPool…


What is Central Management Store (CMS)

Update May 25, 2011: The official Server Administration chapter including the CMS section has now been published – http://blogs.technet.com/b/drrez/archive/2011/05/24/microsoft-lync-server-2010-resource-kit-server-administration.aspx The following information is an official preview of a single section of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit, which will debut chapter-by-chapter in 2011 on the DrRez blog and then later be available in its…


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 Centralized Logging Service in Lync Server 2013 Preview

(1 Aug 2012: Updated with information about the AlwaysOn scenario provided by Natasha the PM for CLS) Centralized Logging Service (CLS) is a new feature in Lync Server 2013 Preview. It provides a mechanism to enable/disable logging across all Lync servers in a deployment  from a single interface and to search the resulting logs from…


Lync cannot verify that the server is trusted for your sign-in address

In most environments you won’t see this, but depending on your infrastructure you might get a prompt when signing in to Lync similar to the one in the picture below. You might be asking yourself why do I get this prompt? Background Microsoft Lync 2010 adds enhanced trust checking when connecting to automatically discovered servers…


Why won’t Setup use my updated topology?

Imagine you desperately want to get Microsoft Lync Server 2010 up and running. You quickly run Setup.exe, Prepare first Standard Edition server, install Topology Builder, use Topology Builder to create the topology and then perform steps 1 and 2 of the four steps for Installing or Updating Lync Server System: Install Local Configuration Store Setup…


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’…


Kerberos and Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Web Services

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 continues to support Kerberos and NTLM authentication, when accessing web services hosted on Lync Server 2010, in fact it is the recommend deployment option. There are number of advantages to using Kerberos including faster authentication, mutual authentication and more features available compared to NTLM. To use Kerberos authentication against a service…