Moving Central Management Store in Disaster Recovery scenario

  If your CMS pool is unavailable and cannot be recovered in short time or at all, you’ll have to move Central Management Store to another pool to be able to make any changes in the topology. However, you’ll also have to move all other services hosted on failed pool (Conference Directory, Users, Dial-in Access…

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Lync Server 2010 DR scenarios – Restoring CMS server

I just realized that it’s been quite a while since I announced in my last blog that I’d publish DR procedure for SQL server holding CMS (Central Management Store). The procedure is quite similar to previous one (Restoring Enterprise Edition Back End server NOT holding CMS), with a few important differences (such as creating CMS…

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Lync Server 2010 Disaster Recovery scenarios – Restoring Enterprise Edition Back end server

While you can find official Lync Server 2010 Backup/Restore guide at Backing Up and Restoring Lync Server 2010, in this article I’m providing an additional recovery scenario to restore the data. There’s nothing wrong with the procedure in official online Lync documentation, but while it is focusing solely on using Dbimpexp tool to backup and…

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Outbound Routing Fault Tolerance in Lync Server 2010

Enterprise Voice fault tolerance (as well as load balancing) is enabled in several ways in Lync Server 2010. We can start with possibility to deploy Enterprise Edition pool with multiple Front End servers (with either collocated Mediation service or deploying standalone Mediation Server pool with multiple Mediation servers). Apart from achieving fault tolerance through this…

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