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Location Information Service (LIS) Lync 2010/ 2013

Lync 2010 with CU1 introduced the LIS for identifying the Users Location for E-9-1-1 call and internal information too. The E-9-1-1 Service must be supported by a) SIP Trunk Provider or/and b) Law. What does Law mean?   Simply explained, if you are for example in Germany, so need to ensure you can make Emergency Calls also during Power Interruption. This cannot be done with Computer based Systems. A PABX is different, there are service ensuring the phones availability. So let look into LIS itself: The information will be stored in the LIS Database for Lync, which is the same for Lync 2010 and 2013. Lync identifies 4 different Location Types: 1.      Switch Ports 2.      Switches 3.      IP Subnets 4.      Wireless Access Points All associated commands here are: Get-CsLisSubnet Set-CsLisSubnet Remove-CsLisSubnet Get-CsLisWirelessAccessPoint Set-CsLisWirelessAccessPoint Remove-CsLisWirelessAccessPoint Get-CsLisSwitch Set-CsLisSwitch Remove-CsLi

LYNC Device Configuration (DHCP) - Step by Step

New feature Lync 2013: Differences between Lync 2010 and Lync 2013 is in the DHCP Option 43. Lync 2013 support with it's devices a dedicated VLAN deployment.     Todo's before configuring DHCP: Before we are starting the DHCP Server Option, we need to make Lync 2010/ 2013 aware of the DHCP enbaled devices. Turn on this functionality by using this Lync Server Management Shell command as follows: set-CsRegistrarConfiguration -EnableDHCPServer $true In addition, ensure that broadcast packets from the client can reach the DHCP server(s) on the Registrar. This may mean configuring DHCP relay agents to forward DHCP packets to DHCP servers on the Registrar.   DHCP Options which are requred: Option 120 (SIP Servers) is defined in RFC 3361. It is used to return a list of SIP servers. Option 55 is used by the device to ask the DHCP server for the values of specific options (in our case 120 and 43). Option 60 is used by the client to specify the vendor f

Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Server Setup (Step-by-Step)

Now it's time for the for the fir Lync 2013 site. I'm following up with the Topology blog i released earlier. I prepare the first Enterprise Server Lync 2013. Just in the Test Lab, I don't have the Load Balance yet, so what I did was, I gave the only EE Server two IP addresses. The second one is for the POOLLEFT, this is a supported scenario if you only have single pool server in place. First we need all the Pre-Requisites for the new EE Server in place, which I have listed here: PowerShell 3.0 PowerShell 3.0 is not a standalone product, it's part of the Windows Framework 3.0 .Net Framework 4.5 Windows Identity Foundation IIS Windows Desktop Experience SilverLight 4 Visual C++ 11 x64 Active Directory Management tools IIS: Static Content Def