Configuring DHCP Options for Lync Phone Edition Manually

I came across a weird issue on a client site where the dhcputil script did not apply all the options required for Lync Phone Edition devices to connect to Lync. In order to get around this problem I had to create the DHCP Options manually. To do this you still need to run dhcputil.exe file… Read More

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Set Client PIN Numbers in Lync

This script will set the Lync users client PIN numbers and then email them the extension numbers and PINs. First you need to create a CSV file with 3 columns. They should read: Username Extension PIN You can export the usernames and Extensions from Lync using powershell to CSV Get-CsUser | Select SamAccountName,LineUri | Export-Csv… Read More

Lync 2013 – DHCPUtil.exe error MSVCR110.dll is Missing when running config script

In order to use Lync Phone Edition devices on your network you must configure DHCP options to support Lync Phone deployment. Lync 2013 has a nice little script that can configure a windows DHCP server with the correct options. This is located on the Lync Front End server in c:\program files\common files\microsoft lync server 2013… Read More

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 setup disk mounted in D… Read More

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 just fine. I concluded that… Read More

Forcing SSL Certificate to Associate with Server’s Private Key

Have you ever been handed a certificate exported (without the private key) from a server or directly from a CA to install on a different server than the one used to create the CSR? Whilst some IIS functions and apps allow you to use a certificate without a private key, there are others that demand… Read More

Adding Locations to Lync 2013 without using E911

Automatic setting of users location in Lync is controlled by the users subnet and the lync location database. The location database can only be accessed using Lync Management Shell. Microsoft supported process is to configure location policies with E911. However, if you are not in the USA like me E911 is pretty much useless. Fortunately,… Read More

Adding Pictures to Active Directory

I came across this challenge when installing Lync 2013 where a customer did not have Exchange 2013 and therefore unable to us HD pictures in Lync and Exchange. Prior to Exchange 2013 the only way to import pictures is to use Active Directory to store the image. Storing images in AD have specific requirements. The… Read More

Skype for Business – Enabling Bulk Users

During a Lync 2013 install of over 2000 seats I had to enable bulk groups of users for Lync enterprise voice, PC to PC and Remote Call Control together with different pool assignments and policies. I created a script that would read from a user completed CSV file and enable users with the specified policies… Read More