Before you set up Edge Server components, you need to ensure that computers that you are setting up meet system requirements and complete other prerequisite steps required for deployment of Edge Server components. Before you begin, review the details in the following topics in the Planning documentation for the reference architecture that you want to ..
Continuing from Part 1 of the series this article covers the installation and configuration of the Lync Server components on a Standard Edition Front End server. As with the previous article any mandatory steps are identified by bulleted paragraphs while additional steps for validation and knowledge transfer are optional. Install Lync Server System The next ..
As provided in the past this series of basic deployment articles will be used to capture a specific environment used as the foundation for many other Lync Server 2013 specific deployment articles. Starting with a single Standard Edition Lync Server in a fresh Active Directory forest future articles will build on this deployment with additional ..
The next step is to enable a few existing user Active Directory accounts for Lync so that client connections can be tested to the Standard Edition Front End server. Notice that ‘existing users’ was stated as the Lync Control Panel can only enable AD user accounts and not create new user accounts; that must first ..
Where Part 1 left off was just shy of deploying the Standard Edition server itself as most of the back-end configuration was completed. A few additional steps will be left for later discussion (e.g. client Automatic Configuration DNS records) when those topics are addressed. So for now left’s get the Lync Server deployed an functional. ..
Now that the general public has access to the Release Candidate software for Lync Server 2010 it is now appropriate to cover the deployment process in depth. The purpose of this article is to take a look at what the installation process actually does in order to generate a deeper understanding of the product. Not ..
To successfully complete this procedure, you should be logged on to the server or domain minimally as a member of the Domain Admins group or a member of the DnsAdmins group. This topic describes how to configure the Domain Name System (DNS) records that you are required to create in Lync Server 2013 deployments and ..
One of the features that Lync has and customers like is the ability to federate with another company. This post will focus only on Lync to Lync or Lync to OCS federation. Usually, Lync administrators don’t know if they have an open or closed federation – why is that so? Because it’s only a matter of checking ..
If you are setting up Lync Server for the first time or have been running Lync Server, you will notice that Lync depends heavily on DNS records. In many cases, a Lync deployment cannot be setup correctly without using a split-dns setup and using a masked UPN; which can make things even more tricky. Here ..
Use the following flow chart to determine Domain Name System (DNS) requirements. Changes for the Cumulative Updates for Lync Server 2013: February 2013 are noted where they apply. Important: Microsoft Lync Server 2013 supports the use of IPv6 addressing. To use IPv6 addresses, you must also provide support for IPv6 DNS and configure DNS host ..