Category: Lync

Find SIP Addresses with Illegal Characters

One of my peers had a Lync 2013 pool-failover scenario. Just about everything worked right except that apparently the Lync Backup Service had been getting hung up and not completing its replication cycles. They opened a case with Microsoft and one of the issues discovered was that Lync Backup Service was hanging on users whose SIP …

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Disabling HTTP in OWAS/WAC

We built our OWAS farms and, like most Lync people, had no clue what we were doing. But they ended up working anyway so hooray for us. Now that we are begrudgingly learning a little about it we have learned that we should disable HTTP on the pools and run with HTTPS only. So we …

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Disabling HTTP in OWAS/WAC

We built our OWAS farms and, like most Lync people, had no clue what we were doing. But they ended up working anyway so hooray for us. Now that we are begrudgingly learning a little about it we have learned that we should disable HTTP on the pools and run with HTTPS only. So we …

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LyncSCOM bug

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] Path: lync203-1.flinchbot.com Last modified by: System Last modified time: 3/4/2014 3:48:54 PM   …

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LyncSCOM bug

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] Path: lync203-1.flinchbot.com Last modified by: System Last modified time: 3/4/2014 3:48:54 PM   …

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The Hidden Logs That Could Crash Your Lync Servers!

How’s that for the title of a blog article! Apparently I’ve been reading too much Huffington Post or something. For the record, I never read that website. I have standards, as low as they may be. So back to the title and the point of this post. Are there actually hidden log files that could …

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NUMA

Microsoft should have been embarrassed that they publicly claimed support for virtualizing Lync 2013 but were incapable of providing guidance…until last week when they finally released their 14-months overdue white paper. Why can’t school be like the real-world? If I could re-write my papers (aka – release them way late) that I wrote in college …

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Is the Lync Stress Tool worthless?

There has been a lot of chatter lately about the Lync 2013 Stress tool particularly since Microsoft just released a new guide about this tool. The guide is very useful as figuring out the tool on your own is….challenging. In short, the tool works by simulating a heavy load of traffic against your Lync environment. If …

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Manipulating the msRTCSIP-UserRoutingGroupID

First off, if you haven’t yet read this article then you should – Understanding how Windows Fabric Works (with regards to Lync). This article is a very minor ancillary to that article so out of context it will make very little sense. In the Mastering Lync article, the following is written: “As you can see …

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How to Validate that OWAS is Working

This article covers how to validate an Office Web Apps Server installation. I am too new to OWAS to know how to fix it if it gets broken. Maybe someday I’ll write an article on how to fix a broken OWAS. Until then, this article will have to suffice. We are currently installing and configuring …

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