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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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected]. 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 [email protected] and click Sign in.

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The user is logged in to Lync Client.

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