Lync 2013 resource forest deployment with manual sync – Part 1


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. is the resource forest where in Lync server is hosted and is my user forest. Following steps will help you with Lync resource forest deployment.

 Prerequisites For Lync resource forest deployment

A) DNS Zone Creation

We need to create secondary DNS Zone in each forest for DNS resolution. Following steps will help you with DNS configuration.

Login to resource forest DNS server and open DNS Manager. Right click on forward look up zone and select new zone;

Click next on new DNS zone snap in window ;

Select secondary zone as below and click next;

Enter as secondary DNS zone in resource forest and click next;

Add master DNS server FQDN/IP address and click next ;

Once zone information has been validated. Click finish and complete the zone creation.

Repeat the same steps for User forest and add as secondary DNS zone and complete the configuration.

B) Add Additional SIP domain

If customer wants to use as default SIP domain for user forest , we should add as an additional sip domain in Lync topology. This will make sure that fabrikam users can login to Lync client via local domain. Also make sure that Lync pool certificate have all necessary SAN entries added for Following screenshot may help you;

Lync 2013 resource forest deployment part-2 is available in following link ;

Comments (7)

  1. Great write-up Saleesh!

  2. ML49448 says:

    Great walk-through, Saleesh.

    At the buttom of part one you write:

    "Also make sure that Lync pool certificate have all necessary SAN entries added for"

    …"necessary SAN entries"… could you elaborate on that, please (or anyone else, for that matter)?

  3. Bryan M says:

    I have a quick question regarding DNS changes. With the addition of the SIP domain, are there any changes that need to be made in DNS? Like add the info?

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