Just a quick note. We have recently been receiving a lot of SCOM alerts like the following in our Lync 2013 environment:
Resolution State: New
Alert Name: [LYNC] Total number of Storage Service EWS Autodiscovery errors.
Source: LS Storage Service Component [lync203-1.flinchbot.com]
Last modified by: System
Last modified time: 3/4/2014 3:48:54 PM
Perf Object Name:
Perf Counter Name: LYSS – Total number of Storage Service EWS Autodiscovery errors.
Perf Counter Value: 186
Error Threshold: 25
Warning Threshold: 1
Consecutive Samples Repeat Count: 2
Please see the ‘Product Knowledge’ and the ‘Alert Context’ tab on Alert Properties view for more information.
[end of alert description]
These seemed odd because, though I am not at all involved in Exchange, our Exchange guys are sharp and would have caught a misconfigured autodiscover record.
Further, we do not do any archiving so why is a Lync Front End even bothering to check for EWS?
So I checked with my contact at Microsoft and he informed me that this is a bug and we should disable the alert. I don’t know (and don’t care!) if it is a Lync or SCOM error.