I’ve run into this one a few times, so I figured I’d share my experience. During the “Prepare First Standard Edition Wizard” the installer says “The server must be restarted before installation can continue”. I’ve also seen this same error … Continue reading
Just like in OCS with Lync you can add distribution lists to your contact list. However, there is a default limitation on how many groups you can add to your list. In Lync and OCS that limit is 10, which … Continue reading
During a co-existence scenario with a mixed client environment (XP SP2 through 7) we found an issue when Windows XP machines could not log in but Windows 7 clients could. From the client side we saw the following error: I … Continue reading
It’s official; the new name of OCS is Lync! With the name change comes a number of new features including revamped management interfaces (Topology Builder, Deployment Wizard and CSCP) and a Management Shell with tons of great new scripting capabilities.
With all of these new features available, and a new way to deploy I thought it would be fitting to cover deploying a topology. To start things off easy we’ll jump into a single box Standard Edition pool. Over the next few articles I will add layers to this deployment until it resembles what you may want to use in your environment.
Keep in mind the RC is for lab use only; it is not a good idea to install this into your production domain. Also, please read the reference documents here:
Now let’s start with a link to the download:
For this install you’ll need a DC/DNS/CA server (I named mine lyncdc.ocsguy.local), we’ll bypass that portion of the install to keep the article to a reasonable length.
Once you have your Lync Server on the domain we need to install all the pre-requisites:
Here’s a quick ServerManagerCMD script to make that happen, to use this on the Start menu,to use this open a Command Prompt (Run As Administrator) and paste the information below. For formatting purposes copy this into notepad and make sure when wordwrap is unchecked it is all on one line.