Lync in Azure....had to try it

Even Lync 2013 in Azure is not supported from Microsoft, I had to try it to work.
After installed the prerequisites for Windows 2012R2, and did an AD prep, and made up the DNS records I was ready.
Started to install the Lync Tools. Then prepared the first standard edition server.
Lync Local Configstore went just fine. No problems.
When I come to Step 2 in  the wizard, it failed. Did some search for the error that it could not create backend SQL.
Found an TechNet article saying that this could be since we did have to little CPU and memory, reconfigured my server to 4 CORE CPU and 28GB Ram, rebooted the server and tried Step 2 again.
It failed again. Startet to check around.
There seems to a timeout issue when it comes to Azure and when creating the backend databases.
A tip from kloud.com.au saying that he had the same error
See the part about Lync in Azure.
When we make a New drive for the Lync server we did the PowerShell command like this
Install-CsDatabase -LocalDatabases -DatabasePaths F:\CsData

Then we did Step 2 again and it worked. Then I did Step3 certificates and all services started.

Great job before the weekend comes up. I will see how I can fix the Edge server later next week and just wait for how that goes.

I know that this is not supported from MicroSoft at present time but I think this will give a good way to atleast make a LAB Project and maybe some customer want to build a QA environment i Azure.

Anyway, nice to have done it :-)


  1. Hi, I wanted to install lync on azure too. how you manage to install edge server? dont they require 2 network cards?

  2. They sure does, and at present time this is not possible to do. But I am sure it will come.