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Lync Debugging Tools updated

Published at January 14, 2014 ·  1 min read

My good friend Jonathan McKinney originally posted this article about the Lync Debugging tools: http://blog.lyncdialog.com/2013/03/inboundrouting-and-outboundrouting-does.html In the article he notes that you should copy the default.tmx file from C:\Common Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2013\Tracing to the folder where the Debugging tools are installed as the default.tmx file that shipped with the Debugging Tools was only ~5Mb in size. Well, I was following this advice as I always do and when I noticed that on this fresh install of the Debug tools, the default....

COUCUG January Meeting (1/30)

Published at January 13, 2014 ·  1 min read

The January meeting of the Colorado Unified Communications User Group (COUCUG) will be held on January 30th from 4-6pm at the Microsoft offices in the DTC. Plantronics will be sponsoring the meeting and will be providing food and drinks. Our topics this month are: * Lync Meeting Etiquette * Deploying Lync Voice Please RSVP at www.coucug.org so we can bring in the right amount of food. We’re looking forward to a great year with lots of great topics and hope you will join us....

#Lync for Mac 14.0.7 Bug

Published at December 18, 2013 ·  1 min read

Just a quick heads up, if you are running Lync for Mac 14.0.7 and you unplug a USB Audio Device (i.e. Plantronics headset, etc), Lync will crash. Found this at a client and had a few co-workers confirm.¬†Hopefully Microsoft will get that fixed quickly but I’m guessing we will have to wait until 14.0.8 in three months. UPDATE: It has been confirmed as a bug and should be fixed when 14....

#Lync, DHCP Option 43 and a lesson learned

Published at December 13, 2013 ·  2 min read

I’ve deployed a lot of Lync Phone Edition devices. Thing is, I’ve done so mainly in smaller environments where we used either a Standard Edition Front-end server or an Enterprise “pool” that consisted of a single server. Why is this important you ask? Well, let’s go to one of the best articles on DHCP Option 43: http://blog.schertz.name/2012/05/understanding-dhcp-option-43/ In Jeff’s article, he has this paragraph in the middle of it: If multiple Lync servers are deployed in the environment then the _SipServer _parameter may need to be defined as a Lync Pool FQDN (in the case of an Enterprise Edition deployment)....

#Lync and Remote PowerShell

Published at December 12, 2013 ·  2 min read

Lately, I have found myself in situations where I don’t have full domain admin rights while working on Lync. This isn’t a bad thing but one area that I consistently run into issues with is the Lync Management Shell. If you are on a Lync Front-end and you don’t have Administrator rights, the local Lync Management Shell doesn’t actually do Role Based Access Control (RBAC). Therefore, I’ll try to execute a command (say, set-csuser, grant-csdialplan, etc) and get a permission denied....

#Lync 2013 and Display Photo from Website

Published at December 3, 2013 ·  1 min read

This was a feature that was removed in the Lync 2013 client that many people had used in Lync 2010. Well, with the November 2013 Update, it’s back!¬†One thing though, you have to enable it via policy (source: http://masteringlync.com/2013/11/11/lync-client-cu3-november-update-show-a-picture-from-a-website/): $PolicyEntry=New-CsClientPolicyEntry -Name EnablePresencePhotoOptions -Value true $currentClientPolicy=Get-CsClientPolicy -Identity Global $currentClientPolicy.PolicyEntry.Add($PolicyEntry) Set-CsClientPolicy -Instance $currentClientPolicy Before you run this, here is what you will see: After you run the code snippet: I know many people have been clamoring for this since the release of Lync 2013....

Hyper-V Replica Essentials

Published at December 3, 2013 ·  1 min read

I had the opportunity to be a technical reviewer for Hyper-V Replica Essentials by Vangel Krtevski (published by Packt Publishing). If you haven’t worked with Hyper-V Replica yet, this book is a great place to start and covers what it is, how to set it up and how to use it. The book gives you everything you need in one place to be successful when using Hyper-V Replica. You can get the book from Packt here: http://bit....

#Lync, the GAL and Mavericks

Published at November 27, 2013 ·  1 min read

Ran into an issue at a client where Mac clients couldn’t download the GAL. Upon investigation, it turns out that all of the affected machines were running Mavericks. Flipping the client policy to WebSearchOnly allowed the clients to search the GAL again. I have been able to reproduce the issue with the help of some co-workers and determined that if affects Lync 2013 and Lync 2010 users. Hopefully this will be fixed in a future update....

August/September COUCUG Meeting Content

Published at November 11, 2013 ·  1 min read

This has been posted for a bit but I forgot to blog it. If you are interested in SIP Tracing or Lync as a PBX, you’ll want to go grab these slide decks. Mike Stacy did an awesome job explaining SIP messages and I did the Lync as a PBX discussion. You can download them directly here: https://skydrive.live.com/?mkt=en-US#cid=5C11935A4B9961BF&id=5C11935A4B9961BF%21107 Or you can go to www.coucug.org and access all of the past presentations there....

Change User Account for #Lync Monitoring Reports

Published at November 6, 2013 ·  1 min read

My previous employer has posted a blog post that I wrote for them awhile back. It was written about how to change the user or the password for the Lync Monitoring Server reports. You can check it out here: http://pei.com/2013/11/change-user-account-for-lync-archivemonitoring-reports/...