When you try to search for a contact in Lync which is not in your contact list, the client would normally display all matching results from your company’s addressbook. However, sometimes this is not working as expected, and you might be wondering why it suddenly stopped.

The answer to this is a corrupt user profile on your Lync for Mac 2011 client. Read the rest of this entry »

Script: Lync Certificates Report

Posted: August 8, 2014 in Lync 2013

Tom Rimala:

A really nice initiative on a matter that’s vital to Lync operations.

Originally posted on Just a Lync Guy:

I’ve been doing some troubleshooting lately for a customer which had some issues with expired certificates on his Lync Environment, and asked me how he can monitor or track existing certificates expiration on his Lync environment.

There are great tools out there which helps tracking and monitoring certificates in any environment (not only for Lync), the ones I had a chance to work with are:

The problem is that the first tool can run against an internal CA only which means it holds a lot of certificates or alternatively it does not include Public certificates.
The Cmdlet is doing an excellent job in providing the information we need, but it can only run against the local server which might be an issue for an environment with multiple Lync servers and pools.
The third option is easy and very detailed but it is running…

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After spending some time being frustrated over the repeated Event ID 32054 “Storage Service had an EWS Autodiscovery failure.” described in my previous blogpost “lync-server-2013-event-id-32054-ls-storage-service“, I finally came accross the solution for this problem.
Some of you might already know this, but I choose to post this anyway if, for some reason someone don’t. Read the rest of this entry »

In a scenario with Lync 2013 Standard Edition and Enterprise voice, I recently experienced problems with voice calls to PSTN users. All calls would connect normally and last for about 5 mins and 20 sec, and then it looked like the Lync client terminated the call normally(at least thats what the Monitoring reports told me). Read the rest of this entry »

Recently I came across a small problem when I tried to move Lync users between pools in different sites. The environment is Lync 2013 Enterprise Edition with full HA and HLB(Riverbed Stingray).

The Error was “Unable to connect to some of the servers in pool <name> due to a Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) error”.

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All servers in the solution is Windows Server 2012/R2 running Lync 2013 Enterprise Edition.

Ben Lee posted an article abut the same error message in 2011, and the article is also valid for a Lync2013-only environment. The article can be found here.

PS: Make sure the HLB is configured correctly to handle all Lync traffic.

Great new update for the Lync for Mac client.

Check out this blogpost.

Includes new features for USB camera in Lync for Mac and enhanced 911 functionality.

I recently was made aware of a new “feature” in Lync 2013 which I was not aware of. This is regarding client authentication and remote access users.

There are three authentication methods on the security – registrar tab in Lync Server Control Panel:
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The following TechNet article describes each of these  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg182601.aspx
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