As continuing on Part 1, we are now going to look at Installing Microsoft Lync 2013 before than moving on to Part 3 – Installing Lync 2013 Monitoring and Lync Edge Server. As always there are a couple of pre-requisites we need to complete before inserting the media into the Server.
If you are not installing Lync 2013 Pre-requisites this way you are doing it wrong. My fellow colleague from The UC Architects Pat Richard has created the one of the best scripts that can be in any Lync Specialist tool kit.
Download .\Set-Cs2013Features from http://www.ehloworld.com/1697 and select option 3 to install Lync Front End Server.
And following the on screen prompts, its couldn’t be any simpler. You will need an internet connection into this machine as its downloads three components to C:\_Install or you can manually place the files but doing this will not ensure you have got the latest versions.
Files can be found here http://1drv.ms/1mcSJsr – Update as of 03/07/14
Once you have installed your Pre-requisites we can insert the Lync 2013 Media if you havent already joined this Server to the domain, please do so before continuing.
As always I will be using a Service Account install Lync 2013 and you need to ensure you have the following permissions
Now insert your Lync Media and Run Setup.exe
Click Yes –> Click Yes
Tick “I accept the terms” –> Press OK –> Once installation is complete you will be welcomed by the below window
Click Prepare Active Directory –> Click Run under Step 1: Prepare Schema
Press Next –> Press Finish
Step 2 is a manual process to check replication. If you are unsure how to do this click on the link under Help
Step 3: Prepare Current Forest –> Click Run –> Press Next –> Press Next –> Press Finish
Step 4 is a manual process to check Forest Preparation. If you are unsure how to do this click on the link under Help
Step 5: Prepare Current Domain –> Press Next –> Press Finish
Step 6/7 are a manual process. If you are unsure how to do this click on the link under Help
Press Prepare first Lync Standard Edition –> Press Next
This will now cache all the required files and install, then once complete press Finish
Now click Install Administrative Tools –> Press Next
Once the installation is complete which should take seconds, now go to your Start Menu and Click Lync Topology Builder
Tick New Topology –> Press Ok
Give the saved file a name –> Press Save
Enter your Primary SIP domain –> Press Next –> Press Next
Enter Name of your site and Enter Description –> Press Next
Enter City –> Enter State/Province –> Enter Country/Region Code –> Press Next –> Press Finish
Tick Standard Edition Server –> Enter FQDN of your Server –> Press Next
Tick Conferencing –> Press Next
We will re-visit the other features later in this series.
Press Next –> Press Next –> Press Next
You can change the below if it doesnt your OCD
I will change the File Share name from share to LyncShare so its a bit more descriptive.
You will need now specify the external URL. I will be using web.lyncme.co.uk, this will be important for later in this series.
Untick Associate pool –> Press Finish
You will now have your Lync Topology
Before we continue. We need to make sure the LyncShare is created and has the correct permissions
I have created my LyncShare on the root of C: on the Lync Server and set the following permissions
You will need to change the permissions on the Sharing Tab
Click “Advanced Sharing” –> Tick “Share” –> “Permissions”
Add the following Security Groups
With Full Control Permission
Press “Apply” and “OK”
We can now go back to the Lync Topology Builder and Publish the topology
Click Action –> Publish Topology –> Press Next –> Press Next
Once complete you should see the below
We now need to go back to the Lync Deployment Wizard, Click Install or Update Lync Server System
Under Step 1: Install Local Configuration Store, Click Run
Press Next –> Press Finish once complete
Under Step 2: Setup or Remove Lync Server Components, Click Run
Press Next –> Press Finish
Under Step 3: Request, Install or Assign Certificates, Click Run
Press Next –> Press Next –> Press Next –> Press Next –> Press Next
Enter a Friendly Name, Press Next
Enter Organization –> Enter Organization Unit –> Press Next
Specify Country/Region –> Enter State –> Enter City –> Press Next
Press Next –> Press Next –> Press Next –> Press Next
Press Next –> Press Finish
Press Next –> Press Next
You will now need to repeat the same process for OAuthTokenIssuer
Once complete press Close
Under Step 4: Start Services, Click Run
Now to complete this install you need to add a couple of A Records to your DNS Server which should be on your Domain Controller.
You will need to add under Public Name
You will need to add under domain name SRV Record
Now you have a working Lync Server and DNS Records, you just need to add a Lync User and you will able to sign into Lync
Now back on the Lync Server launch the Lync Server Control Panel
Login with an account that is apart of the CSAdministrator
Once you have opened CSCP, Navigate to Users –> Click Enable Users
Click Add –> Find the user(s) you want to active for Lync that have an Exchange Mailbox
Select – Press OK
Assign user to a pool –> Tick Use Users email address –> Press Enable
This concludes this post, if you have Lync 2013 client you will be able to logon as the user you just activated