Understanding Monitoring and Archiving on Lync Server 2013

Monitoring and Archiving has undergone major changes since Lync Server 2010. For Lync Server 2010 and prior versions, we had Message Queuing (MSMQ), have messages stored on a communications server, which were transported to the Monitoring Server and the Archiving Server, using MSMQ, and then were consumed into respective server roles using an Agent. In…

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The LCSLog SQL Database is not logging any archiving content

Author: Sri Todi, Microsoft Support Escalation Engineer   When the ExchangeArchivingPolicy (commandlet: Get-csUser)  is set to UNINITIALIZED, Skype for Business Server 2015 is designed to first connect to Exchange to verify, if the mailbox has an in-place (or Litigation) hold. If a In-Place (or litigation hold) is active, archiving is done in Exchange, else Archiving is performed on Skype…

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Deploying Lync – Jump Start Series

Check out this three-day course on Lync Server 2010 Configuration and Administration, which Brian R. Ricks and Aaron Steele presented to a worldwide audience of over 500 participants. This 18-part series covers all major Lync Server features and configurations, which will help students prepare for the MC-TS 70-664 exam. During each session, a unique configuration and…

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Next-Level Topologies for Archiving Server and Monitoring Server

When designing Lync Server 2010 topologies there are multiple options available for deploying a Monitoring Server and an Archiving Server. Lync Server 2010 server roles, as well as their databases, can be collocated. Collocation improves network efficiency, increases flexibility, and reduces hardware costs. This article explores several alternatives to consider when deploying a Monitoring Server…

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Lync Server Admin Guide: Managing Archiving

  This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement.     Configuring Support for Archiving of Internal and External Communications   Change the Global Policy for Archiving of Internal and External Communications   To change the global policy for archiving   To modify the global archiving policy, use the…


Haiku #132

Guess what? There is a Cmdlet for setting your Archiving server.   Hello, and welcome to the Lync Server PowerShell Haiku of the Day! You know, we suspect that no one out there will be able to guess where today’s haiku is coming from – what’s that? Well, yeah, as a matter of fact it…


Lync Server 2010 Monitoring and Archiving MSMQ Reliability Enhancements

This article highlights the ways in which Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Monitoring/Archiving server improves data transmission using Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ).  Authors: Weiming Shen, Xu Liu, and Clark Chen Publication date: May 2011 Product version: Lync Server 2010 The Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Monitoring/Archiving server offers several improvements that enhance the reliability of data transmission…


Troubleshooting Archiving Server

If you are having problems with Archiving Server, it is recommended that you use the following process to try and troubleshoot these problems. Authors: Weiming Shen, Xu Liu, and Clark Chen Publication date: May 2011 Product version: Lync Server 2010 If you are having problems with Archiving Server (that is, if messages are not being…

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Troubleshooting Microsoft Message Queuing Issues on Microsoft Lync Server 2010

Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) plays an important role in the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Monitoring/Archiving server infrastructure: in a distributed network environment, MSMQ is used to transmit data from agents located on other servers (such as Front End Servers) to Monitoring/Archiving servers. The purpose of this article is to help you discover the root cause…

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Haiku #89

If only I could Recall all the words you wrote. Export archiving.   As you probably know, Microsoft Lync Server 2010 enables you to archive all the instant messaging sessions that your users take part in. (Have we talked about that in a previous haiku? Well, now that you mention it, we believe we have….

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