Telephony in Lync2013 Preview

During the next week, we will start to work on a telephone solution for the Lync 2013 environment.
We will use a NET UX-1000 mediagateway connected to an MX-one from Aastra where we will get the SIP trunk and connect it to the Mediation server. The mediationserver will be Colocated on the frontend server.
How this is done, will be showed in the blog when we are ready.


MSITPRO Certification

Today 15.august 2012, I took the Lync Server 2010, Administrator MS70-665 Certification with the score of 887 of 1000.
This was the second certification that I passed on Lync Server 2010. I have now:

MS70-664 Lync Server 2010 Configureing
MS70-665 Lync Server 2010 Administrating


Dedeployment Lync2010 part 3, the last action

We are as I mentioned in part 2 ready and done but we need some small things to be done before we can't sendt the bill to our client :-)

Upgrading from Lync server 2010 to 2013 should now be complete.
Now to remove Lync 2010 components from the old server do the following:
1.      Run Lync Server 2010 – Deployment Wizard on the Lync2010 server and go to “Install or Update Lync Server System”.
2.     Click “Run” button under STEP2 Section which is “Setup or Remove Lync Server Components”.
3.     Once the setup is run it will remove all Lync Services from the Standard Edition server.
4.     Now from Add/Remove programs remove SQL Server, when prompted first remove RTC Database and then re-run the SQL uninstallation wizard to remove RTCLOCAL Database.

Now we are done and thanks to Kjetil Lindl√łkken for the help to figure out the last stuff to get this all done.

Dedeployment Part 2 Remove the conference directory

We will now remove the Conference directory. If you have one, this will be the next step for you.
In this example “lync01” is the old 2010 server and Lync2013fe the new 2013 server.

To move the conference directory you can use this command

Move-CsConferenceDirectory -Identity 3 -TargetPool lync2013fe.xxxxxxxxx.no

Then we start the Topology builder and now we can remove the frontend server for Lync2010 and delete it.
Then we need to publish this.

here we answer Yes to All.

Upgrading from Lync server 2010 to 2013 should now be complete.
--------------------------Coffee time---------------------------

Dedeployment Lync2010 Part 1 Central Management Store

After we have published the new topology we are now ready to remove Lync frontend server.
We open Powershell and start with this command
This to find out all the information about the trusted application.
The we shall remove the trusted application with this command
Remove-CsTrustedApplication -Identity "FQDN/urn"
Then answer Y to do this.

Then we have to move CMS to the new server, but first we need to install the database on our SQL.
This is the command for this:
Install-CsDatebase -CentralmanagementStore - SQLserverFQDN <fqdn for SQL> -SqlInstanceName <example. RTC"
When this is done succesfully  then we have to enable-topology

We can now move the CMS by this command:

Then it gives you Current State and Proposed State
If this is what you want to do then press Yes or All.

When done, then we have to run local setup on the old Lync2010 server that are no longer defined in the topology.

When we have done this, then we will need to restart the Lync2010 server.
---------------------time for a coffee-----------------------
When we are back and we will now check the replication status, this is done by this command

Then we run also this command

Both of this shall get the status "false".
Then we will uninstall the old database:

 Then we have remove it and there is time for another coffee.

In Part 2 we will take care of the conferenceing directory.


Video in Lync2013 preview

One of the news in Lync2013 preview is that they have fixed the video/sound delay in when you run VDI.
Since we have clients that want to use Lync in XenDesktop we had to try this is in our lab.
The good news is that video and sound is working just fine. There is no delay either on the video or the sound.


Installing Lync 2013 preview

The first we does is to make the server ready. It's important that we use Windows2008R2 SP1 or higher.
Then we update the server with the latest patches from Mircosoft Update.
Then we start to install the prereq for the Lync server. They are :
Message Queuing Server
Desktop Exprerience
GPO Management


14th to 20th October

In the middle of  October 2012, I'm going to Frankfurt in Germany for the Lync 2013 Ignite training for Microsoft Partners. Anyone else who is going there???

Upgrade from 2010 to 2013

After working on a upgrade from Lync 2010 to 2013 Standard Edition, there was some issues during the move of CMS and Conferencingdirectories. The complette documentation will come out some time next week for this upgrade. Be aware that I only have done the upgrade for the Lync FrontEnd server.