Lync 2013 Backup Service errors (4098, 4071, 4052)

Recently one of my customers after installing patches started seeing the following errors for the Lync Backup Server. We spent a good amount of time troubleshooting and research but couldn’t find anything significant. Finally we decided to just run an Invoke for the Backup service (Invoke-CsBackupServiceSync -PoolFqdn "poolA.contoso.com") and this resolved the issue and all…

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Windows 2012 R2 Web Application Proxy as Reverse Proxy for Lync Server 2013 now Supported

Public support  for Windows Server 2012 R2 Web Application Proxy as a reverse proxy for Lync Server 2013 is now available on Microsoft Unified Communications Open Interoperability Program (UCOIP) Infrastructure Qualified for Lync site, along with the accompanying documentation, “Configuring The Windows Server 2012 Web Application Proxy As A Reverse Proxy For Lync Server 2013”…

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Lync 2013 Client October 2014 Updates

FYI…Some of the links are still making their way through the Microsoft site. http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2889929 3001551 – Lync 2013 crashes when it hits "LyncDesktopViewModel.dll" 3001545 – Issues occur when a user selects content in a history conversation window in Lync 2013 2998659 – Update to add recording and gallery view feature in a conversation in Lync…

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TIP: Find Lync 2013 Address Book Master Role

When troubleshooting Lync address book issues we often need a quick way to identify the Front End server that is holding the Address Book master role. With Lync 2010 this was often accomplished by using Snooper reports. With the Lync 2013 version of snooper these reports are no longer available. Through some research and help…

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Lync 2013 Outlook Plugin updates

With the release of the Lync 2013 August 2014 client updates it looks like the Outlook plugin logic was updated. You will notice now if you update an existing or create a new Lync meeting within outlook you will get the message in Figure 1 before closing it. Figure 1: Lync meeting warning: Please send…

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Lync 2013 Delegates Pt.2 (Lync Enterprise Voice enabled delegation)

In the first part of this article we discussed delegation within Lync and Outlook\Exchange when the user was not enabled for Enterprise Voice (EV). Now we will explore what that process looks like if the Delegator (Manager) is EV enabled.  I will also create a part 3 as per request to look at what happens…

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Lync 2013 Client "Show a picture from a website" option

Prerequisites Lync 2013 clients must be on the November 2013 Updates (15.0.4551.1005)   Deployment and Configuration Environment – Lync 2013 Client with August 2013 updates and Lync 2013 Server (January 2014 updates)   This option is not enabled by default within the Lync client policy and therefore shows no radio button to enable this within…

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Lync Server 2013 August 2014 Updates

The  Lync Server 2013 Server August 2014 Updates have been released. Below are some of the fixes that are in this CU. The link to the actual documentation is also below. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2809243 2967621 – Error 404 when Lync phones sign in to Lync Server 2013 front-end servers during SBS failure recovery 2967631 – Error ""DistributionGroupAddress"…

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Lync 2013 Delegates Pt.1 (Non Lync Enterprise Voice enabled delegation)

Lately I have seen some confusion around delegates between Exchange and Lync that I wanted to help clear up. The unknown variable seems to be whether the user needs to be enabled for Enterprise Voice within Lync to setup Exchange delegates. Exchange delegates within Lync can be setup regardless of whether or not the user…

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Lync 2013 Client June Update and Security Updates (15.0.4623.1000)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2850074 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2881013 This update resolves the following issue: 2962975 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2962975/ ) Lync 2013 starts and prompts you for credentials when you join meeting without account that is provisioned for Lync 2013 Additionally, this update also resolves the following issues: Note To resolve the following issues, after you install update 2850074, you must install the security…

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