Install Lync Server 2013 Step by Step

Installing Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition on Windows 2012 Standard

This guide shows you how to:

  • Install prerequisites for Lync 2013.
  • Install Lync Server 2013.
  • Configure DNS.
  • Build Topology.
  • Install Lync Server System.
  • Add and Enable users using the Lync Control Panel.
  • Client office 2013 setup
  • Client Login to Lync 2013.

Requirements:

  • Active Directory Domain Controller – Server running Windows Server 2012 Standard Operating System.
    • Domain name is test.com
    • DNS Role.
    • Certificate Authority Role.
  • Lync Frontend Server running Window Server 2012 Standard.
    • Windows Server 2012 Installation.
    • Server to be joined to the domain. (Steps not included)
    • Prerequisites for Lync 2013 Installation.
    • Windows Identity Foundation Role Installation. (Steps not included, you can add this from Server Manager)
    • Silver Light installation. (Download the stand alone package and run the install, Steps not included)
  • Additional Information: To avoid event ID 32402 and 61045 on the Frontend Servers you can add the following registry key from an elevated command prompt:

Reg Add “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\Schannel” /V “EnableSessionTicket” /D 2 /T REG_DWORD /F

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Install Windows Server 2012 – Lync Frontend Server

 


This document lists the steps to install Windows Server 2012.

Attach the media (if it’s a virtual machine) or insert the DVD into the DVD drive and then boot the Virtual/Physical Machine.

A screen will show loading. When it completes you will get the screen below.


  • Select your language, time and Keyboard method.
  • Click Next.


  • Click on the “Install Now” button to start the installation.


  • Enter in your product key and then click Next.


  • Make your select if you want a GUI or Core installation and then click Next.


  • Click on the checkbox to accept the license terms and then click Next.


  • We are going to do an Custom Installation as this is a new install on a system with no OS.


  • Select the partition you want to install on or create your custom partitions and then click Next.


  • Progress screen. Sit back and wait for the install to complete.


  • Once the setup has completed and after several reboots you will get to this screen. Enter in the local Administrator password and confirm it. Once done click Finish.


  • Once done you will get the login screen. Press any key on the keyboard for the screen to show display the screen below.


  • Type in the password you just created to login to the system.

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Prerequisites:

Open up an elevated PowerShell window and run the following command:

  • Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS, Web-Server, Web-Static-Content, Web-Default-Doc, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Asp-Net, Web-Net-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Log-Libraries, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Http-Tracing, Web-Basic-Auth, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-Client-Auth, Web-Filtering, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Dyn-Compression, NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-Mgmt-Tools, Web-Scripting-Tools, Web-Mgmt-Compat, Desktop-Experience, Windows-Identity-Foundation, Telnet-Client, BITS -Source D:\sources\sxs

 

  • Once complete, reboot your server and login with the account that has domain administrator privileges.

Lync 2013 Setup

  • From the Lync 2013 installation media, navigate to <Drive>\Setup\amd64 then select Setup.exe

  • When you have run the setup the window above to install Microsoft Visual C++ will show.
  • Step 1 -> Click Yes to continue.

  • The following screen will show.
  • Step 1 -> Leave the default path.
  • Step 2 -> Click on Install.

  • Step 1 -> Accept the license Terms
  • Step 2 -> Click on OK.

  • Once the Setup has completed you will see the window above.
  • Step 1 -> Click on Install Administrative Tools. A series of windows will show as per below:

  • As shown above, the Administrative Tools are now installed. The option will be greyed out and a green tick will display.

Prepare Active Directory

  • In the Deployment Wizard, Click on Prepare Active Directory.

  • Step 1 -> Click run to prepare the schema.

  • Step 1 -> Click Next.

  • Schema update in progress.

  • Once the process has completed you can click the Finish button.

  • As you can see above, the Schema update is complete and has a green tick, if you don’t have a green tick with a complete status you cannot carry on. Remember the account that you running the AD updates with needs to be part of the 3 admin groups.
  • Step 1 -> Prepare the current Forest. Click the run button.

  • Step 1 -> Click Next.

  • Select the Local Domain.
  • Step 1 -> Click Next.

  • Update in progress

  • Once the forest has been prepared the task status will show as complete.
  • Step 1 -> Click Finish.

  • As shown above, step 1 and step 2 are complete.
  • To prepare the current domain (Step 5) click the run button.

  • Step 1 -> Click Next.

  • Progress screen.

  • Preparing the domain is now complete. Click the Finish button.

Add Lync Administrative User to Admin Group

  • The final step is to add the administrator to the CSAdministrator group in Active Directory.

  • Login to Active Directory Users and Computers.
  • Double click the account that will manage Lync.

  • Click the Member of Tab.
  • Click the Add button and add CSAdministrator and RTCUniversalServerAdmins.
  • As shown above the user is now a member of these 2 groups.

Prepare first Standard Edition Server

 

  • On the top right of the Deployment wizard click on Prepare first Standard Edition Server.

  • Step 1 -> Click Next.

  • Installation of components.

  • Progress screen.

  • Progress screen.

  • Installing SQL Instance RTC.

  • As shown above the task completed successfully.
  • Step 1 -> Click Finish.

Create DNS Records

  • Open up DNS Manager.
  • Expand the domain controller.
  • Expand Forward Lookup Zones.
  • Click on your domain, in this case it is test.com

 

  • Step 1 -> Right click on Test.com
  • Step 2 -> Other New Records…

 

 

  • Step 1 -> Click on Service Location (SRV)
  • Step 2 -> Click on Create Record.

  • Step 1 -> Service = _sipinternaltls
  • Step 2 -> Protocol = _tcp
  • Step 3 -> Port = 5061
  • Step 4 -> Host offering this service = FQDN of Lync server, in this case it is vr-eb-ucs-ap01.test.com
  • Step 5 -> Click on OK to create the records.

  • As shown above the record has been created.

  • We need to now create 3 Host A records for the following:
    • Meet
    • Dialin
    • Admin
  • This will point to the Lync Frontend Server.

  • Step 1 -> enter in the name -> meet
  • Step 2 -> enter in the IP address, this will be the Lync Frontend server
  • Step 3 -> Click Add Host

 

 

 

  • Step 1 -> enter in the name -> dialin
  • Step 2 -> enter in the IP address, this will be the Lync Frontend server
  • Step 3 -> Click Add Host

 

 

 

  • Step 1 -> enter in the name -> admin
  • Step 2 -> enter in the IP address, this will be the Lync Frontend server
  • Step 3 -> Click Add Host

  • Records created shown above.

Build and Publish Topology

  • Click on Start
  • Step 1 -> Click on Lync Server Topology Builder.

  • Step 1 -> Click on the New Topology Radio button.
  • Step 2 -> Click on OK.

  • Step 1 -> The Save New Topology As window will show, enter in a name, I used TestTop.tbxml in this example.
  • Step 2 -> Click Save.

 

  • Step 1 -> Enter in the primary SIP Domain, in this example it is test.com
  • Step 2 -> Click Next.

  • Enter in any additional supported SIP domains. In this example we are not adding anything.
  • Step 1 -> Click Next.

  • Step 1 -> Enter in a name.
  • Step 2 -> Enter a description.
  • Step 3 -> Click Next.

 

  • Step 1 -> Enter in the City.
  • Step 2 -> Enter in the State/Province.
  • Step 3 -> Enter in the Country/Region Code.
  • Step 4 -> Click Next.

 

  • Leave the checkbox selected and then click Finish to start the Wizard.

  • Step 1 -> Click next to define a new front end pool.

 

  • Step 1 -> As this is standard edition the FQDN will be the same as the Lync Server.
  • Step 2 -> Choose Standard Edition Server.
  • Step 3 -> Click Next.

 

  • Step 1 -> Select Conferencing
  • Step 2 -> Select Enterprise Voice.
  • Step 3 -> Select Call Admission Control.
  • Step 4 -> Click Next.

 

  • Ensure that the checkbox is selected.
  • Step 1 -> Click Next.

  • Leave the screen as default. Do not select Enable an Edge pool.
  • Step 1 -> Click Next.

 

  • Click Next.

 

  • Under the C:\ Drive I created a new folder called Share

  • Step 1 -> Right Click the Folder called Share.
  • Step 2 -> Click on Properties.

 

  • Step 1 -> Click the Sharing Tab.
  • Step 2 -> Click on Share.

  • Enter in RTC and then click find. Select the groups as above.
    • RTCComponentUniversalServices
    • RTCHSUniversalServices
    • RTCUniversalConfigReplicator.
    • RTCUniversalServerAdmins

  • Step 1 -> Ensure that the 4 groups have Read/Write Access.
  • Step 2 -> Click on the Share button.
  • Step 3 -> Also make sure under advanced sharing that the 4 groups are added with Full Access.

  • Step 1 -> Click the Done button.

  • Step 1 -> Click Next

  • Click Next.

  • As we don’t have an office web apps server yet we can use owa that is in the environment. In this environment owa points to mail.test.com
  • Step 1 -> click the New button.

 

 

  • Step 1 -> Enter in mail.test.com, as you can see the URL automatically creates.
  • Step 2 -> Click on OK.

  • The information we just created is now shown in the box above.
  • Step 1 -> Click the Finish button.

  • When you have clicked finish the topology builder window will show.

  • Right click on Lync Server.
  • Step 2 -> Click on Edit Properties.

  • Step 1 -> Click on Central Management Server.
  • Step 2 -> Enter in the Administrative access URL.
  • Step 3 -> Select the Front End Server from the drop down.
  • Step 4 -> Click OK.

 

 

Publish Topology

  • Step 1 -> Click on the Action Menu
  • Step 2 -> Click on Publish Topology

  • Step 1 -> Click Next

  • Step 1 -> Click Next

  • The topology successfully published.
  • Step 1 -> Click the Finish button.

Install Lync Server System

  • Go back to the Deployment Wizard and click on Install or Update Lync Server System.

  • Step 1 -> Click the run button to Install the Local Configuration Store.

  • Leave the default to retrieve info from the Central Management Store.
  • Step 1 -> Click Next.

  • As shown above, the Task completed successfully.
  • Step 1 -> Click the Finish button

  • Step 1 completed, now click the Run button under Step 2.

  • Step 1 – > Click Next.

  • The setup takes a few minutes, click the Finish button.

 

  • Now that Step 1 and Step 2 are complete we can move on to Step 3 – Request, Install or Assign Certificates.
  • In this lab environment my Domain Controller is also a Certificate Authority and we will use this DC for our certificates.
  • Click the Run button.

  • On the Certificate Wizard page, click the Request button on the top right. (Step 1)

 

  • Step 1 -> Click Next.

  • As we are running an internal CA we will use the first option.
  • Step 2 -> Click Next.

  • As shown above, my internal CA is listed already.
  • Step 2 – Click Next.

  • Leave the default, click Next.

  • Click Next.

  • Step 1 -> Enter in a friendly name for the certificate.
  • Step 2 -> Click Next.

  • Step 1 -> Enter in your Organization Name.
  • Step 2 -> Enter in the Organizational Unit.
  • Step 3 -> Click Next.

  • Step 1 -> Select the Country/Region.
  • Step 2 -> Enter in the State/Province.
  • Step 3 -> Enter in the City/Locality.
  • Step 4 -> Click Next.

  • Step 1 -> Click Next

  • Step 1 -> Ensure the checkbox below Configured SIP domains is selected.
  • Step 2 -> Click Next.

  • Step 1 -> Click Next.

  • Step 1 -> Click Next.

  • Once the task has completed, click the Next button.

  • Ensure the checkbox above is selected and then click the Finish button.

  • Step 1 -> Click Next.

  • Step 1 -> Click Next.

  • The Task completed successfully. Click the Finish button.

 

  • As you can see above the Default Certificate Request and Assignment is complete, notice the green tick.
  • Now click on OAuthTokenIssue and click the Request button.

  • Step 1 -> Click Next.

  • As we are sending the request to our internal CA, leave the default setting.
  • Step 2 -> Click Next.

  • Leave the option above as the default.
  • Step 2 -> Click Next.

  • Step 1 – Click Next.

  • Step 1 -> Click Next.

  • Click Next.

  • Click Next.

 

  • Click Next.

 

  • Click Next.

 

  • Click Next.

 

  • Click Next.

 

  • In Progress…

  • Step 1 -> Click Next.

  • Leave the checkbox enabled as shown above.
  • Step 1 -> Click the Finish button.

 

  • Click Next.

  • Click Next.

  • In progress.

  • Certificate assignment complete.
  • Step 1 -> Click Finish.

 

  • As shown above both certificates have been requested and assigned.
  • Step 1 -> Click the close button.

  • As you can now see all 3 steps have been completed. Now it is time to start the Lync Services.
  • Step 1 -> Click the Run button as shown above.

  • Step 1 -> Click Next.

  • Progress Window.

  • As Shown above, the task completed successfully.
  • Step 1 -> Click the Finish button.
  • Open up Services.msc now to verify that the services have started.

  • As shown above you can see all the Lync Services are started.

Lync Control Panel

  • Click on Start
  • Step 1 -> Click on Lync Server Control Panel.

  • Splash screen when Lync Control Panel starts.

  • Once the Lync Control Panel start you will be presented with a Windows Security Window.
  • Step 1 -> Enter in the username that has access.
  • Step 2 -> Enter in the password.
  • Step 3 -> Click Ok.

  • Step 1 -> Click on Enable users for Lync Server.

  • Step 1 -> Select the Pool from the drop down list.
  • Step 2 -> In this exercise we will be using the following format: SamAccountName
  • Step 3 -> Click the Add button.

 

  • Step 1 -> Click the find button. This will do a search in Active Directory for all accounts that don’t have a Lync Account.
  • Step 2 -> Select the users that you want to add, you can choose multiple users by holding down the control button and selecting them.
  • Step 3 -> Click OK.

  • As you can see the users now show under the Users List.
  • Step 1 -> Click on the Enable Button.

Logging into Lync on a Client Machine

In this exercise we will be upgrading Office 2010 to Office 2013 and then using the Lync 2013 Client.


  • Double click the Setup file and start the installation.


  • Progress screen.

 


  • Lync Client starting.


  • As you can see Test User 1 and Test User 2 is online.

Hope it helps.

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