Viewing network health trends using QoE data

Introduction In the newly published Networking Guide the authors, in Appendix B, discuss using custom queries against QoE data to manage audio call quality. They introduce the concepts of server-server reports, which present the network health of network paths between various types of Lync media servers, and subnet reports, which present the network health of…


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 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…


Event Id 56902 and 56904 from LS Data Collection

If you have configured integration between Lync Server 2013 Archiving and Exchange 2013 (for instructions please see here) you might see error event 56904 and warning event 56902 from LS Data Collection in the Lync Server event log. These events are reported because the content to be archived is larger than what Exchange 2013 is…