You need to restart all Lync services, open services.msc and see 10+ Lync Server services. Rather than go through each one hitting the stop or restart button with your mouse you can use PowerShell! Stop all Lync Services:
Start all Continue reading Lync Tip: Quickly restart all Lync services using PowerShell
So you need to calculate how much bandwidth Lync will use, you launch google and type “Lync bandwidth requirements”. You click the top link for Microsoft Downloads “Lync 2010 and 2013 Bandwidth Calculator” here http://windowspbx.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/simple-smb-lync-bandwidth-calculator.html. You download the zip, open the excel Continue reading Lync Tip: Bandwidth Requirements Simple Calculator
Struggling with Telnet/Microsoft Port Query Tool to test the correct firewall ports are open between Lync servers? I almost started making my own tool/script but this guy has done the hard work for me! http://flinchbot.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/portqueryui-config-xml-file-for-lync/ Really useful.
This neat little tool will scan your Outlook contacts and suggested contacts and tell you who you may be able to federate with! Download the tool from here: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Who-Can-Federate-Tool-a9e00d23
Using the Get-CsUser cmdlet you can get information about Lync users in your organization. The below powershell command exports Lync users, sip address, Enterprise Voice Enabled and Line URI to a CSV file.
Get-Csuser | Select-Object DisplayName, SipAddress, EnterpriseVoiceEnabled, LineUri | Export-Csv -Path c:LyncUsers.csv