How to determine network connection type in QoE queries?

In many scenarios you are interested in knowing how a given caller or callee was connected to the network, i.e. was it a wired or wireless connection. The information is contained in the columns CallerNetworkConnectionType and CalleeNetworkConnectionType in the MediaLine table. It is then easy to use those columns in your SQL queries. However you…


Voice routing to support PSTN re-routing

In a previous post I discussed how the policies related to PSTN re-routing and bandwidth policy override worked. In this post I’ll use the same setup and describe how to configure voice routing to support PSTN re-rerouting. I will assume that the calling user is allowed PSTN re-routing by policy and that Alice has been…


Grant-CsSetupPermission and Grant-CsOuPermission

You might have wondered exactly which Active Directory permissions the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 PowerShell cmdlets Grant-CsSetupPermission and Grant-CsOuPermission grants which Active Directory group? If so, I hope the following post will stop your wondering. At the end of this post is a table showing the content of each Active Directory property set referenced in…


Where is my localized device update?

This post is written by my colleague Thomas Binder. With the recent release of the first updates for Lync Server 2010 and all clients for Lync, it is probably the first time you update your new Lync devices (for details on the update process please refer to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg182592.aspx ). While for the Polycom CX700 and…


Good news for users of location information in Lync 2010

Yesterday we released Cumulative Update 1 (CU1)  for Lync 2010 and it includes very good news for users of location information in Lync 2010, especially for deployments outside of the United States. Prior to CU1 location information loaded into the Location Information Service (LIS) in Lync Server 2010 had to be validated against the Master…


MEDIA - 000 - Global health performance monitor counter

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 includes a range of performance monitor counters showing the health and performance of the system. One of the counters is MEDIA – 000 – Global health counter in the group LS:MEDIA – 00 – Operations. The counter indicates the Global health of the media stack and it can take 5 values: …


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…