Step by Step Installation Of Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition Part 4 – Lync Control Panel, Installing Lync Client

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Step by Step Installation Of Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition In Part 1 of this series we saw the installation and configuration of Windows Server 2012, in Part 2 we installed the Lync Prerequisites, In part 3 we saw the installation of Lync Server 2013 standard edition. In this post we will take a look at Lync Control panel, enable Lync access to users.

 

On the Front End Server FE.PRAJWAL.LOCAL, launch the Lync Control Panel.

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Provide the credentials. We will use Lyncadmin user account to login to Lync Client.

Note : To login to Lync Client the user account must be the member of CSAdministrator Group.

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We will turn off the IE ESC to fix this.

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On the Front End Server, Launch the Server Manager, at the left click on Local Server. On the right hand side of the page we see that IE Enhanced Security Configuration is On.

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Turn off IE ESC for both users and Administrators. Click OK.

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Launch the control panel and login with user account lyncadmin. The control panel looks very similar to that of Lync 2010 control panel.

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Under Home, Click on Users. Now click on Enable Users.

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click on Add .

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In the text box type the first name of the user for whom Lync is to be enabled. In our case we will enable Lync for user James.Bond@prajwal.local. From the search results select the user. Click OK.

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The user that we selected appears under Users panel. We have to assign the user to a Pool. Select Front End Server (FE.PRAJWAL.LOCAL) and choose SIP URI as <firstname>. <lastname>@prajwal.local. Click Enable.

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We see the user is now enabled for Lync. Lets try logging in to the Lync client and check.

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On the Client machine (CLIENT.PRAJWAL.LOCAL), login with the user James.Bond@prajwal.local. The Lync 2013 client comes with Office 2013 suite. While you install Office 2013 you should
choose customize and select Lync Client for Installation. On the Client machine, launch the Lync Client. Type the sign in address james.bond@prajwal.local and click Sign in.

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The user is logged in to Lync Client.

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  • Kelvin

    Prajwal, can you post an article for Lync Edge Configuration ?

    • Sure Kelvin, shall do it very soon..

      • Edward

        Hey Prajwal,

        Any update on posting an raticle for Lync Edge Configuration

        • Not yet Edward.. Bit tied up with other things.. Will post it soon..

    • James

      Excellent collection of articles! I second this request.

  • enod

    Great step by step articles!! I’ve followed and successfully deployed lync frontend server.
    Still waiting edge server deployment part. Will you use public IP for edge or private and do NAT? What about DNS records? Do I must to use resolvable domain name?

    • Agreed, I am yet to post edge server configuration. I have replied to your mail, check your inbox.

  • karthik

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  • Indraneel Ganguly

    Lync chatting history cannot saving , please inform the proccess how to get the lync conversation history.

  • Abdul Hussain

    Hi Boss

    Now I’ m facing EWS issue in Lync 2013 client

    My sip id : lync.lync@xxx.co.in
    MY smtp :lync.lync@xxx-in.co.in

    But my login id :123456789

    Can u plz give solution

  • Ram

    When can we expect FE1 install notes?

    Followed all the labs and completed home lab. Everything is workwing fine. Thanks!

    • Thanks Ram, I am not sure when I can post FE1 install notes. Currently under very busy schedule I am just making a list of things that needs to be done 🙂

  • For deploying Edge server use this link – http://ocsguy.com/2010/11/21/deploying-an-edge-server-with-lync/

  • Shahzad Anwar

    Dear Prajwal… Excellent work ….i configured ineternally for domain but now lync client users cant find in contact list i mean AD/Domain user …?
    could you plz help ?

    • It would take some time for an user to search other users in Lync. You can type the full email address and get the contacts.

  • In the Topology Builder, right click Lync Server and Click Edit properties. What is the admin URL that you have used ?. Lync Admin simple URL is just a HTTP redirect to your https://Lync_Internal_Web_Service_FQDN/CSCP