#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)....

DHCP Option 002 (Time-offset) for #Lync and #Polycom Phones

Published at November 1, 2013 ·  2 min read

*** Update 11/27/2014 - It was asked in the comments if this applies to the Lync Phone Edition devices (LPE). LPE is created/maintained by Microsoft but various companies manufacture the devices, including Polycom. The Polycom LPE’s are the CX series phones. This article does not apply to the LPE devices. It only applies to the Polycom phones that run Polycom’s own software such as the VVX line of phones....