Exchange 2013 OAB Download Error (0x80190194) : ‘The operation failed

Recently I had an issue where users could not download the offline address book using any version of outlook. The error users report is Task ‘email’ reported error (0x80190194) : ‘The operation failed There are many blog posts on the net that give different fixes for this error but in Continue Reading

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Lync 2013 Complete Lab Guide Using Single Public IP Address – Part 2 – Building the Pre-requisites

In Part 1 we covered the basic physical, virtual machine and networking setup. In this section we will build the domain, install certificate services, office web apps server and exchange 2013. Please note that these setup processes will not be a deep dive step by step guide and will expect Continue Reading

Lync 2013 Complete Lab Guide Using Single Public IP Address – Part 1 – Setting Up the Lab

The following guides will walk you through setting up a complete, fully functional Lync 2013 Standard Edition deployment complete with Enterprise Voice, Remote Access, Mobility and Exchange Integration. Before we embark on this it is important to understand that this is for Lab purposes only and should not be used Continue Reading

Lync 2013 Front End Server Prerequisites

To Install Lync 2013 required server roles use the following powershell Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS, Web-Server, Web-Static-Content, Web-Default-Doc, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Asp-Net, Web-Net-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Log-Libraries, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Http-Tracing, Web-Basic-Auth, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-Client-Auth, Web-Filtering, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Dyn-Compression, NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-Mgmt-Tools, Web-Scripting-Tools, Web-Mgmt-Compat, Telnet-Client, BITS, Desktop-Experience -Source D:\sources\sxs Add-WindowsFeature Windows-Identity-Foundation Please note you will need the Server 2012 Continue Reading

Presence Status Not Displaying in Outlook 2013 when using Lync 2013 Client

When installing Lync the other day I came across an issue where certain users could not view presence status of users in Outlook 2013. When investigating this I found that all users had the exact same version of Office 2013 with the same updates but some users were seeing presence Continue Reading