Monthly Archives: March 2013

Just For Me: Lync 2013 PowerShell Prereqs

Every now and again I write a blog post just for my own reference, this is one of those.  There are many great posts and blogs out there walking through the PowerShell prerequisites for Lync, I’d suggest hitting up Bing if you’re looking for more detail as this post is more for myself.  I deploy a lot of Lync, and it’s easier for me to come to my own blog than to search every time, so this is just for me.  Note that this is not everything you would need to download, just the PowerShell components.

Lync 2013 Front End on Windows Server 2012

Add-WindowsFeature Windows-Identity-Foundation, 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, Telnet-Client, BITS, Desktop-Experience -source CDROM:\sources\sxs

Lync 2013 Front End on Windows Server 2008 R2

Import-Module ServerManager
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-HTTP-Activation, Web-Asp-Net, Web-Mgmt-Tools, Web-Scripting-Tools, Web-Mgmt-Compat, Telnet-Client, BITS, Desktop-Experience

Lync 2013 Response Group Offering in the Wrong Order

The scenario is this: You’ve got a serial response group configured with Lync 2013. Even though the first user in the response group is available and waiting for a call, the call isn’t offered to them first. It’s like they’re invisible, like a vampire in the mirror, like me in front of a faucet with a motion sensor. You can move them up or down, rebuild the group, it doesn’t matter, the problem comes back. You’re at the latest patch level too. I’ve seen this a few times. I haven’t had a chance to fully work it out because before I get too far a simple service restart makes the problem go away. We’ve been problem free at a client who had this issue for three months now (edit: now six as of June). Here’s hoping the next time this crops up we have time for a fun deep dive!