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Step By Step Installation Of Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition – Lab Setup.

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Installation Of Lync Server 2013

Installation Of Lync Server 2013 In this post i will be providing the information on the lab setup used for Installation of Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition. The Domain name for this lab is PRAJWAL.LOCAL. If you are setting up a lab, choose your own domain name. The DNS server is installed on the same machine where Active Directory Domain Services are running. Microsoft Lync Server 2013 communications software offers instant messaging (IM), presence, conferencing, and telephony solutions that can support enterprise-level collaboration requirements. Lync Server 2013 and its client software, such as Lync 2013, enable your users to connect in new ways and to stay connected, regardless of their physical location. Lync and Lync Server bring together the different ways that people communicate in a single client interface, are deployed as a unified platform, and are administered through a single management infrastructure.

Microsoft Lync is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform. Lync connects people everywhere, on Windows 8 and other operating systems including mobile devices, as part of their everyday productivity experience. Lync provides a consistent, single client experience for presence, instant messaging, voice, video and a great meeting experience. Lync users can connect to anyone on Skype, enabling rich communication with hundreds of millions of people around the world.
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How it works

1 Work Anywhere

Lync allows users to communicate securely and stay connected with colleagues and customers, from virtually wherever they chose to work.

2 Lync Across Devices

Users can switch among devices as they choose based on their needs. Lync offers familiar and consistent user experience across PC, phone, browser and tablets.

3 Connected Experiences

Lync connects millions of people, their communications and the applications they use every day – together. Multiparty HD video conferencing brings life and expression to Lync Meetings.

4 Simpler to Manage

Lync is a dependable platform for all real-time communications. A single system reduces complexity in Enterprise IT.

5 Deployment Flexibility

Lync lets you reach your vision of unified communications – on your timeline following your blueprint.

Lab Setup:

Note that we will be setting up 2 Front End servers in this lab.

User Accounts:- I have created a user account named “lyncadmin” and the user account is the member of domain admins group. This account will be used to install and configure Lync 2013 throughout the lab. A domain user named “James Bond” is created and this user account will be used to login to the client machine as well as lync client.