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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  3. 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?

  4. Hello! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to tell you that I genuinely
    enjoy reading your articles.With your post I could complete my POC.. Thanks a ton!|

  5. Will FE1 be the Edge Server Deployment? I saw similar post at Justin Gao site that consist of Standard & Edge Server Deployment. Just asking. Take your time. I am in no hurry. Just learning at home.

  6. Any configuration to be completed on the Exchange Server 2013 after completing Lync Server 2013 setup? As of now, I have the Lync client working. There were few issue – like Presence Unknown in outllook – was able to fix. Want to know, if, I can complete Presistent Chat, Edge & Archiving features on the standard edition?

  7. Thank you for an amazing series of blogs Prajwal, I followed all the steps and I am able to make Lync calls between windows domain controlled machines. I need to make calls with mobile devices (phones, tablets) – as they are considered external users, for which I need to add edge and proxy server, can you please point me to a blog that describes that too? Great work here!!!

  8. Thank you for the series of blogs Prajwal. I was wondering if you had installation blogs for the back end and proxy servers? Right now with the setup instructions you gave, I can make lync calls between clients that have joined the windows domain but devices like iPads or other phones I am not able to complete the call.

  9. 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 ?

  10. Dear Prajwal. great work. u made all this easy for us . Prajwal I want to know how can I map all my organization contacts to everyone’s lync so that they don’t need to add contacts individually by their self.

  11. Hello all. I have done this twice over but get the same error. When I launch the Lync Control Panel I am asked to enter a URL (not covered here?) I Googled and discovered I needed to add https://servername.domain/cscp. I then get a browser window displayed stating “Navigation to webpage cancelled”. The header on the browser frame reads “Microsoft Lync server 2013 Control Panel”. Can anyone think of what the problem could be? I have checked all domain and forest pre-reqs and they check out. Can’t move forward until I can nail this problem so any help appreciated. Thank you – – great work btw.

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