Updating Lync Phone Edition Devices

January 23, 2011 by · 141 Comments 

By default an installation of Lync Server does not contain any pre-installed or pre-approved updates, this must be performed manually by an administrator.  This is basically the same process as was used in Office Communications Server except that now there are multiple update packages, which on the surface appear to be identical.  Previously the only […]

Manual VLAN Configuration for Lync Phone Edition

January 11, 2011 by · 28 Comments 

In environments with managed switches and VLANs which do not support the Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP) it may be necessary to pass the VLAN identifier to Lync Phone Edition devices using DHCP as briefly discussed in the Lync Server 2010 documentation.  But exactly how to configure this is not actually covered in the documentation, […]

HDX SIP Registration with Server 2008 R2

January 5, 2011 by · 13 Comments 

As OCS 2007 R2 has officially supported running on a Windows Server 2008 R2 system for nearly a year now there are a growing number of deployments on this version.  Additionally most Lync Server 2010 installations will be on Server 2008 R2 as well. There is an important behavioral change introduced in Server 2008 R2 […]