Lync 2013 – Automated Backup Script
Jul07

Lync 2013 – Automated Backup Script

This script will backup Lync 2013 core data and settings off all servers in the topology as per Technet article: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh202170.aspx The script does the following: Backup the Central Management Store Backup the Location Information Service Data Backup the user data on each Front End pool Backup the Response Group configuration on each Front End pool Backup the Voice Configuration It will create a...

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Lync – Response Group Voice Policy
Jul03

Lync – Response Group Voice Policy

I recently deployed an SBA at a branch office and configured an RGS for the Reception. If the receptionist does not answer within a certain time period then the call is forwarded to an external party. When calling the reception response group, after the queue timeout period the call would be forwarded to the external party (simple!). I came across a problem where my the RGS is hosted on a Lync Front End server in the UK data centre...

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Lync 2013 High Availability
May08

Lync 2013 High Availability

When designing your Lync 2013 topology it is easy to overcomplicate the topology with Enterprise Pools in each datacenter.  Spanning pools is not supported across metropolitan datacenters in Lync 2013 which means as a minimum recommendation you would require 3 Front End servers in each datacenter  pool.  Then on top of that you require SQL backend servers, Edge Servers, Reverse Proxies, Office Web App Servers, File Servers, Load...

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Lync 2013 – Conference Error
Apr10

Lync 2013 – Conference Error

After deploying a Lync 2013 pool alongside an existing Lync 2010 deployment, users were unable to join conferences created by users registered on the 2013 pool. They would get the error “Conference Error”. This affected users who were moved from the 2010 pool and new users created on the 2013 pool. When trying to change the Lync meeting options in Outlook or trying to reset the Assigned Conference Information via the...

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Lync 2013 – Enabling Topology Completed With Errors
Mar19

Lync 2013 – Enabling Topology Completed With Errors

I recently started building a Lync 2013 Pilot Pool alongside my Lync 2010 deployment. When publishing the topology I got the following errors: Publishing in progress Failed adding “AccessWrite” permissions for “RTCComponentUniversalServices” Failed adding “AccessRead” permissions for “RTCComponentUniversalServices” Failed adding “AccessWrite” permissions for...

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