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Lync Server 2013 is the latest version of the Microsoft Office Communicator server.

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How often do you restart a heavily-utilized Windows Server 2008R2 Remote Desktop Server (VM)?

Note: I've read How Often Do Windows Servers Need to be Restarted? but this question pertains to our Remote Desktop server specifically. We have a Windows Server 2008R2 server - a VMware ESX VM - ...
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What ports should be mapped via NAT for Lync client?

I installed gateway with NAT between PC and network. User of PC can chat via Lync client but can't call or join conference. What ports should be mapped via NAT for Lync client to use all Lync ...
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How do I download the avatar image from an Active Directory server?

I'm using the ldapsearch.exe binary that was installed along with an Oracle client. It took awhile to tease out the arguments that it wanted, but I'm able to successfully connect to AD and parse out ...
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How to handle Lync 2010 Clients updates

We have in a quite large Organization Lync 2010 deployed. Also we use for software and updates distribution System Center Configuration Manager. Our problem we face is that, if we distribute the Lync ...
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Microsoft Exchange Add-in is causing 'form region could not be opened'

User is using Outlook 2010 connecting to Exchange 2010, along with Lync 2010 with UM enabled. When she gets a voicemail, it should show up in her inbox looking like an email with transcription and an ...
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What software is out there for Video Conferencing within our LAN [closed]

We are looking at various Video Conferencing tools to have conferences mainly between two offices. There is a 10mibt connection directly from one to the other and both offices are on the same network....
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How to join a Lync 2013 / Skype for Business meeting as a guest when the application is installed but you don't have an account?

I've stumbled upon a bizarre problem with Skype for Business 2015 (the client application, previously known as Lync 2013 but automatically upgraded to SfB 2015 by some Office update); maybe I'm ...
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Is there a VDI plugin for Skype For Business 2016? Is it needed?

The VDI plugin for Lync 2013 allows using Lync 2013 (which automatically becomes SFB after some updates are installed) over a remote desktop connection without performance penalties, by offloading the ...
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Upgrade Lync 2010 to Skype for Business Clients

We currently have a Lync 2010 deployment, and are migrating to Skype for Business 2015. From my reading, there is no way you can upgrade the clients direct from Lync 2010 to Skype for Business 2015/...
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Windows users with smartcards using Lync Android app

We have a Windows network where users are required to log in using a smartcard instead of a password. Is there a way of allowing our users to use the Andoroid/iOS Lync app, even though they don't ...
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MS Lync on Terminal Server

Is there a way that I can install (hosted) Lync on our terminal server and when a user logs on, it automatically inserts their email address and the correct manual SIP settings so I don't have to log ...
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Authentication Problems with Lync Online Using DirSync/AD credentials

I am in the process of vetting Microsoft Lync Online for use within our organization. I have purchased 2 licenses for testing so far. We will only be using Lync Online Plan 2 and nothing else so we ...
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Ports used for Lync Edge server

I have Lync 2010 Standard deployed in my environment, along with an edge server. On my firewall I have NAT'd the public address(s) to the server. Right now I have all the ports opened for these ...
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Automation of helpdesk password reset calls

From a customer we get a lot of password reset requests (expired or lost). I have thinked about a automatically solution: User goes to webpage Enter his username The system call the user no his mobil ...
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Application Event Log Source: SideBySide, Event ID: 35 Lync.exe.Manifest error

I'm seeing an error in my Windows event log with the following signature: Log: Application Source: SideBySide EventId: 35 Level: Error Description: Activation context generation failed for "C:\...
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Lync Enterprise deployment file share

What is the file share used for in a Lync Enterprise deployment? Can I create the share on one of my front end pool servers or does it need to be on a completely different server?
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Can Lync server be used as a PBX?

I've seen several brief articles on the Microsoft Lync server (formerly Office Communications Server) that talk about replacing PBX's, but in reading some press releases and websites I'm not finding ...
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Office 365 and local Lync for PBX

I have Office 365 E1 plan to get Exchange and Lync. Now we want to be able to call the landlines with Lync. I suppose I need to setup a local Lync server for this? We only have one public IP, so I'...
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Possible to auto populate Lync clients with default contacts

We are rolling out Lync and one request was to push out (and perhaps update) contacts to end users. Is this feature possible in Lync?
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Lync2013/Skype for Business 2015 Firewall requirements

We are looking to deploy a single consolidated edge on a vSphere Cluster. From reading the Microsoft documentation, it appears you need two layers of firewalling. Internet <--> Firewall <--&...
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Lync 2013 external video calls drop after 10 seconds

I have a Lync 2013 FE and Edge working to provide federated Lync service to our domain. Internal/External chat works fine but when getting on a video call with someone outside of the LAN the call will ...
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The benefit of different SIP and SMTP domains?

I was wondering if there was an advantage of having a different Lync SIP domain name from the Exchange SMTP domain name? I could see the disadvantages, but I'm trying to understand the real world ...
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How can I get the number of users actively using Lync?

How can I report on the number of users actively using Lync in my organisation? I want to be able to find out what the uptake is. Thought about going through our mail server, but the saved ...
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Lync and conference phones - do all clients need phone numbers?

Bear with me here - very new when it comes to Lync :) We have a very simple installation up and running right now, with only Lync software clients installed. I've now been requested to install two ...
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Lync 2010 Group Chat Logging

My group is rolling out Lync 2010 Group Chat and it seems from the documentation that the Lync Server does not log actual conversation history for Group Chat. I find this suspect because if ...
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How to configure Windows Firewall to protect the external interface but not the internal one?

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, running the Edge role of Lync Server 2010. One internal network interface connected to the company LAN, configured with a private IP address, subnet mask, internal DNS ...
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How do I use a Multi-SAN certificate on both Lync and Exchange servers?

I have a Multi-SAN certificate issued by Godaddy which has four subject alternate names. to use this in an Exchange environment, I have added the external hostname and internal hostnames of my ...
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Lync 2010 SIP Trunk Providers

I'm playing around with a small Lync implementation in my home office and would like to try replacing my 3cx server with it. Currently I use callcentric as my VoIP provider, but based on another ...
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Skype for Business/Lync 2013 - Wrong Display Names

Recently we've been noticing an issue where when searching for a user in Skype For Business/Lync 2013, a different user will show up in the search results. Doing some research, this seems to be ...
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Cisco Unified Presence Server - Update Lync Status value for In a Call

The default value in Lync for a busy status is numerically represented as 6500. Is it possible to change the "In a call" status that the Cisco Unified Presence Server provides the Lync server.
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Forwarding/Simulring settings reset when logging in with Lync client

Problem: Using a Lync phone edition device, or using SEFAUtil, we can set forwarding/simulring settings for a particular user. Once that user logs in on a Lync client (running on Win7), the ...
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How to handle (and test) hybrid multi-forest with Office365

Let's say we have two domains: contoso.com and fabrikam.com. Both have: two UPNs (.local and .com) Then: Contoso.com have Lync servers on-premise. Exchange, Sharepoint 2013 and Azure AD on ...
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How do I take an eml file and place it in the inbox for journaling, without sending the email?

I have an archiving system that reads both envelope and legacy journaling messages in an Exchange 2010 environment. The journaling target is simply a mailbox that receives a copy of every SMTP ...
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Lync install on XP machines closes Office applications

Our company is in the process of deploying Lync to our users. We intend to use GFI LANGuard to deploy the software to client machines. In testing, the installation has gone smooth on both Vista and ...
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nginx as reverse proxy for Exchange 2010 OWA + Lync Web App Integration

I have a working deployment of Exchange 2010 and Lync Server 2010. I've successfully configured integration between the OWA web app and Lync, and when accessing OWA internally on the LAN chat and ...
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Lync Pool discovery issue in SCOM 2007 R2

Trying to get my Lync topology to show up in the SCOM 2007 R2 console. So far, I've done the following: Deployed the SCOM agent to the Lync servers Enabled Agent Proxy on all Front End servers in ...
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Helpdesk URL in Lync Attendee

I work as a Lync Admin for a company that has a mixed Lync Client and Lync Attendee environment. We have a helpdesk environment set up for all of our clients pushed out using the Cs-ConferencingPolicy ...
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Does Lync Server 2010 Best Practice Analyzer update work?

When running the update inside the Lync Server 2010 BPA, I get "an error occurred trying to access the web". I get this from Win7 client or the Lync server, both have full Internet access through ...
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lync 2010 + exchange 2010 on same server

I'm attempting to build a test infrastructure Active Directory + Lync + Exchange. After installing Lync on my Exchange Server, I was unable to connect to Exchange. I don't know for sure that I was ...
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Microsoft Lync and traditional telephone lines

We're looking into the new Lync server from Microsoft and I'd like to get to the basics. One of the vague questions for me is regarding external calls. How does Lync connect you to an external call? ...
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Office 365 Skype/Lync: Support for stream multicast or mirroring?

Does Skype for Business / Lync when used via the hosted Office 365 service have the ability to do any stream multicasting or mirroring for group meetings? Background: I’m in a branch office with a ...
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Lync 2013 VPN access

I have a working, internal use only Lync 2013 Enterprise FE pool. Is an Edge server required to expand access to VPN users (no split tunnel, and with double encryption of course), or would a ...
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Lync 2013 PSTN Gateways [closed]

I am looking for a certified Lync 2013 to PSTN gateway chassis that can take different modules (ISDN PRI, ISDN BRI or Analog trunk modules). I cant find any manufactures offering modularised gateways ...
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Polycom HDX7000 & Mac Lync 2010: Video call invitation was not accepted

We have a Lync 2010 server set up along side a Polycom HDX7000 which acts as a Lync endpoint. This works well for Windows Lync users who can dial and have video conferences with the device. When a ...
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LYNC 2010 - what dns entries for an edge server?

Given domain "x.com", and the edge server named "edge.x.com" what would be the proper DN entries for external users? I tried the usual _sip, but they are not being picked up. The log shows me access ...
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How to increase the maximum number of participants in Office Communicator conference

We often want to make quick announcements to our group of 20 people using Office Communicator, so we highlight a group of contacts and start a new IM session. However, only a maximum of 10 people are ...
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Unable to connect to Skype Online for Business - “winrm” issues

I am attempting to manage Skype Online for Business via the LyncOnlineConnector PowerShell module. I have had no trouble whatsoever connecting to remote exchange. However, I am now trying to do the ...
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Cannot run without administrator privileges

I have a user who is running Lync, but unless it is run as an administrator, she cannot log in. Her Lync account is fine and other standard users do not have this issue. I have been able to log in by ...
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Trying to get a Polycom CX600 phone to work with Lync 2013 server/client

I'm currently trying to setup a Polycom CX600 to test the operability with Lync. We have been using Lync for several months, but only really using the IM aspect. I didn't set the Lync server up ...
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LYNC - SIP “413 - Request entity too large” error to SUBSCRIBE requests

I'm currently trying to federate two Lync domains with one custom SIP proxy in the middle. The problem is that the front end server will reply "413 - Entity too large" to subscribe requests coming ...