Lync Server 2010 lab deployment guide (Part 4)

So now with all services started we are ready in this final part to create and enable our first Lync users but let me show you first the Lync Control Panel. 1. From the start menu open the ‘Lync Server Control Panel’ 2. You will be prompted for the admin credentials as shown below, 3….


Lync Server 2010 RC lab deployment guide (Part 1)

Do you want to build your own Lync lab and you need guideline, I’ll post a series of four parts for a walkthrough for my lab setup and configuration over the next period… So let’s start by part 1: The Lab environment: Windows 2008 R2 as the OS for Lync Windows 2008 R2 Active Directory…


The 30 interesting info about Lync

In this post I’ll list to you 30 fact and info about Lync which is totally new and different than OCS: You can virtualize all topologies and we support all workloads, including Enterprise Voice to be virtualized When you virtualize, Scalability is roughly 50% of the scalability offered by a Lync Server 2010 topology running…


Lync Server 2010 lab deployment guide (Part 2)

In part 1 of this series we went through the deployment prerequisites, prepared the servers and prepared the environment for the deployment. In this part we will go through the planning tool, topology building and the server deployment. 1. First we need to create the necessary DNS records, we need the below records: Default SIP…


Running IIS 32-bit Applications on IIS 64-bit

Do you have IIS on Windows 64 bit and want to run application that is for 32 bit. No problem. From the Inetpub admin scripts run the following: “cscript.exe adsutil.vbs set W3SVC/AppPools/Enable32BitAppOnWin64 true” Here are the details. Windows Server 2003TM, Service Pack 1 enables IIS 6.0 to run 32-bit Web applications on 64-bit Windows using the Windows-32-on-Windows-64 (WOW64) compatibility…


Lync Server 2010 lab deployment guide (Part 3)

In this part we need to deploy a local configuration store with the published configuration in the central management store on our Lync server, we will do that by using the deployment wizard again and selecting the ‘Install or update Lync Server System’ 1. Choose ‘Install Local Configuration Store’ 2. Leave the option to auto…


Auto complete, Reply-ability, I need my X500!!!!

Sometimes i join discussions regarding Exchange cross-org migrations and the most hot topics is always about migration planning, mailboxes content migration, user’s notification, outlook profiles, etc… but what about the below two important points: · Outlook auto complete feature (Automatic Name Resolution). After migration of mailboxes users will got NDR if they send an email…


Enabling SSL in SQL 2005 cluster

  Did you tried to enable SQL encryption between the client and your SQL instance? I thought that configuring SQL 2005 cluster to encrypt its traffic is simple however I discovered that it is not that straight forward and you always get this error “The server could not load the certificate it needs to initiate…


New Microsoft Learning Certifications

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA): Windows Server 2012 validates a set of primary skills that are relevant across multiple solutions. OR Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Server Infrastructure provides a comprehensive platform on which to build and run a highly efficient and modern datacenter. OR Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Desktop Infrastructure proves that you…


Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 is now available

Microsoft has released Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) to manufacturing. SP1 is a combined service pack for both operating systems encapsulated in a single installer. Based on business value, customers all over the world continue to deploy Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. With the availability of SP1,…