Exchange Setup Logs - Best Practices

One of the great things the Exchange Product Group did, starting with Exchange 2007, was to start generating informative log files as part of the installation/upgrade process.  Gone are the days when you had no log files and you got 75% of the way through and the setup program bombed with some generic error and…


Lync 2013 SE Install - Service Control Manager error

So, ran into a little issue in my lab that I thought I’d share…since the solution wasn’t readily apparent (at least at first). So, I was trying to install a Lync 2013 Standard Edition server as the first server in an org.  The server name was Lync15SE (lync15se.contoso.com).  While going through the Lync Topology Builder,…