Skype for business mobile client distribution group (DL) expansion insights

This article may be helpful for reference. I have used Skype for business 2015 server, ARR reverse proxy and Skype for business windows mobile client for the testing. Exchange DL name is empl@domain.com. I have separated DL expansion process in to four sections. Authentication When a user signed in to Skype for business mobile client,…

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Lync 2013 – ARR reverse proxy – Troubleshooting Tips

This blog may help you with troubleshooting Lync mobility connectivity failures and Lync external autodiscover issues. I have divided troubleshooting steps in to four different categories. Network, Firewall and DNS Try to resolve Lyncdiscover.domain.com externally and make sure that it is pointed to the correct IP address. Do you have NAT rules configured for reverse…

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Lync 2013 resource forest deployment with manual sync – Part 4

F) User Behavior and Testing  Let me test the user behavior in user forest. Login to fabrikam forest machine with domain user ID and password. Launched Lync 2013 client and enter SIP URI enabled in resource forest ; You may get certificate warning at first time. Select always trust this server check box as below. …

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Lync 2013 resource forest deployment with manual sync – Part 3

User provisioning and Manual Sync Configuration D) User Provisioning Create a new user in fabrikam forest (User Forest) ; Create a matching user in contoso forest (Resource Forest) and right click and disable the user. Now contoso forest user has been disabled successfully; Login to Lync control panel and click on enable users ; Find…

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Lync 2013 resource forest deployment with manual sync – Part 2

C) Configure Forest Trust Next step is to configure trust between contoso and fabrikam forest. Following steps may help you with trust configuration. Login to contoso domain controller and open Active directory domains and Trusts; Right on contoso domain and select properties; Select trust tab and click on New Trust as highlighted below; Click next…

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Lync 2013 resource forest deployment with manual sync – Part 1

Introduction I would like to share detailed information on Lync 2013 resource forest setup with manual sync configuration. Currently, I have two AD forests as seen below. Contoso.com is the resource forest where in Lync server is hosted and fabrikam.com is my user forest. Following steps will help you with Lync resource forest deployment.  Prerequisites…

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Tri co-existence between OCS 2007 R1 , Lync 2010 and Lync 2013 – The reality check

First of all,  tri co-existence is not supported by Microsoft. This article doesn't endorse any unsupported configuration.  I would like to test co-existence between OCS 2007 R1 , Lync 2010 and Lync 2013 in the same AD forest. I have successfully deployed OCS R1 standard edition, Lync 2010 standard edition and Lync 2013 standard edition in contoso.com…

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Lync 2013 standard edition backup and restore insights

I would like to share the backup and restore procedure for a Lync 2013 standard edition server. Current lab setup have two standard edition servers called SE1.fabrikam.com and SE2 fabrikam.com. CMS is located in SE2 , unfortunately SE2 went down due to some reason. I would like to recover the server from scratch. I had…

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Lync 2013 pool failover when CMS is down

I have two standard edition pools, SE1.fabrikam.com (SE1) and SE2.fabrikam.com (SE2). My CMS is located in SE1.  These pools are backup registrar to each other. I have manually shutdown SE1 to create a DR scenario. I wanted to invoke a pool failover from SE1 to SE2. Following steps may be helpful for reference. Run the…

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Gmail to Office 365 exchange online migration using IMAP

Migrate email to Office 365: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/-a3e3bddb-582e-4133-8670-e61b9f58627e.  This is a general landing page that lists all the ways to migrate email to Office 365. Migrate Gmail mailboxes to Office 365: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Migrate-Gmail-mailboxes-to-Office-365-665dc56c-581c-4e35-8028-6bc1e8497016 I would like to share the steps to migrate a mailbox from Gmail or any other IMAP provider to Office 365 exchange online. Following steps…

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