Forcing Lync Address Book Web Query

November 27, 2010 by · 26 Comments 

One of the new features in Lync Server is the ability to use the Address Book Web Query (ABWQ) component in place of the default Address Book Service (ABS) for the standard Lync client. By default only the Lync Phone Edition, Web App, and Mobile clients will leverage real-time web-query based searches against the Lync […]

Lync SIP Registration with Disabled Accounts

November 26, 2010 by · 29 Comments 

Now clearly the title of this article is a bit misleading as you cannot authenticate and sign-in to the Lync registrar using an Active Directory user account which is disabled.  But the scenario often exists where a SIP client may need to register as a disabled account.  For example the native registration of a Polycom […]

Lync Federated Video Calls with Live Messenger

November 21, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

For anyone who watched the Microsoft Lync launch webcast last week you would have seen this demonstration: a click-to-call video session between a Lync user and a Live Messenger user.  Additionally the Lync to Xbox 360 via Kinect was equally cool.  But since there are currently 330 million registered Windows Live user accounts and it […]

Lync and Exchange IM Integration

November 16, 2010 by · 99 Comments 

This article covers the Instant Messaging (IM) integration configuration between Lync Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2010 SP1.  How this differs from my previous article on Lync and Exchange UM Integration is that focused on integrating Unified Messaging features like Voice Mail and the Outlook Voice Access attendant while this article covers IM/Presence related features […]

Lync Calls to Exchange Auto Attendant Fail

November 15, 2010 by · 22 Comments 

For anyone keeping score this now makes the third blog entry in as many days related to Exchange and Lync Unified Messaging integration.  If you followed the previous configuration article and ended up here because calls to the Subscriber Access are working but calls to the Exchange Auto Attendant fail, then here is a quick […]

Lync and Exchange UM Integration

November 15, 2010 by · 75 Comments 

This article covers the Unified Messaging (UM) integration configuration between Lync Server 2010 Release Candidate and Exchange Server 2010 SP1.  Although the process is basically the same as it was in Exchange 2007 and OCS 2007 R2 there are a few important changes.  Also note these instructions were tested various times with both RC and […]

Do Not Give Up On Sysprep Yet

November 15, 2010 by · 10 Comments 

After successfully completing the installation of a consolidated Exchange server (with UM) into a new lab network I was immediately presented with this error upon starting the Exchange Management Console. Initialization failed The following error occurred when retrieving user information for ‘SCHERTZ\administrator’: The operation couldn’t be performed because objects ‘S-1-5-XXXXX-500’ couldn’t be found on ‘dc.schertz.local”.  […]

Error 0x8007203B During Exchange 2010 Installation

November 15, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Just a quick note here in case anyone else runs into the same error during the Readiness Check process of the Exchange Server 2010 setup wizard. On each individual role prerequisite check I was getting the same vague error related to global catalog server connectivity: Open the Exchange Setup log located by default at C:ExchangeSetupLogsExchangeSetup.log […]

Adding Custom Presence to Lync

November 5, 2010 by · 111 Comments 

Office Communicator has supported the customization of up to 4 additional presence states for some times, and there are many articles all over the Internet on this topic.  But I have not yet seen one specifically for Lync, so here is a brief overview. Basically the same configuration steps are used as what Office Communicator […]