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.


  • Active Directory Domain Controller – Server running Windows Server 2012 Standard Operating System.
    • Domain name is
    • 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


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.