Configuring PfSense as a Reverse Proxy for Lync Web Services

Abstract: Lync Server Web Services are published on Internet via Reverse Proxy. In this article I will show how to configure PfSense (free Firewall solution based on Debian OS) to ask as Reverse Proxy for Lync Server 2010 and Lync Server 2013. Important: This configuration is not a solution that is officially supported by Microsoft.  …


Announcing the Release of the Lync Server 2013 On-Premises Architectures Poster

Author: Ken Withee, Sr. Technical Writer for Lync Server The Lync Server 2013 On-Premises Architectures poster is designed to provide architectural guidance for planning and deployment. The poster contains information about common components of Lync Server, terminology used when planning a deployment, new features, server roles, and an installation overview. In addition the poster contains…


Virtualization and Stress Testing White Papers for Lync Server 2013 Now Available for Download

Author: Chris Dragich, Sr. Technical Writer, Lync Server Product version: Lync Server 2013   Microsoft has released two new white papers for Lync Server 2013 The Lync Server 2013 Virtualization White Paper provides guidance for planning a Lync Server deployment on virtual servers. As a real-time application, Lync Server requires careful planning when deployed on…


Managing Large and Structured Meetings with Lync 2010 whitepaper now available for download

AbstractMicrosoft Lync Server 2010 and the Microsoft Lync 2010 desktop client are very capable collaboration tools easily handling meetings between several online parties. Microsoft Lync 2010 is also able to handle larger meetings. However, to hold a successful larger meeting one will need to adopt a structured approach for the meeting and plan ahead to…


Lync Wiki: Getting Started with Proposing a Deployment for a Small Lync Implementation

Are you interested in brainstorming a reliable path to deploying a small Lync implementation–with a Microsoft MVP at the helm of the think-tank? Then check out this new wiki post by Microsoft Directory Services MVP, Fabrizio Volpe. Topics include: describing the scenario, determine the design logic, sizing the required hardware, and determining certificate and public…


Updated: Creating a Certificate Revocation List Distribution Point for Your Internal Certification Authority

Certificates rely on certification authorities to maintain an updated list of revoked certificates issued by the public key infrastructure. Certificates are revoked for a number of reasons—not all revocations are for compromised certificates or nefarious reasons. It is essential that when a computer is presented a revoked certificate, that it does not honor the certificate….


Ten Tips (Plus One) for Implementing Lync Server

IT deployments can get complicated in a hurry. Lync implementations are no exception – especially when your needs go past a simple Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition for internal instant messaging and presence. As complexity ramps up the need for planning and documentation become more critical .This article highlights the baseline concepts that will help…


System Center Advisor for Lync Server 2010

We’re excited to announce that System Center Advisor is now available for Lync! Not familiar with System Center Advisor? Let’s start with some background. System Center Advisor is a cloud service that enables IT pros to assess their server configuration and proactively avoid problems, while helping support staff to resolve issues faster by accessing current…


Lync Server 2013: Using the DatabasePathMap Parameter to Deploy Databases

By design, the Lync Server 2013 Deployment Wizard installs databases and log files in locations based on program logic that determines the optimal placement for a typical Lync Server environment. But what if your deployment requirements are unique and you need databases and log files in specific locations? Database administrators can use the Lync Server…