Category Archives: Lync

Lync 2013 Client and Group Chat 2010–Co-existence Issue

An interesting co-existence problem came up yesterday. It appears that there is a known issue with the Lync 2010 client and Windows 8, where it is possible to fire off multiple instances of communicator.exe, which then causes the Lync 2010 … Continue reading

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Identifying Federation Enabled Users, Including PIC

Microsoft had an agreement with Yahoo, AOL, and itself (Skype and Live Messenger) that enabled organizations to utilize Public IM Connectivity (PIC) to send instant messages between Lync environments and the PIC environments. Microsoft announced that they were going to … Continue reading

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Lync Delegate Permissions

I have been struggling with this one for a few days. Here is the issue: A user gives a delegate access to their calendar, or full access to their mailbox. This is a pretty common scenario where a Boss and … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Lync Online (or Office 365)? Don’t Forget TRIPP

I just wanted to remind everyone about the Transport Reliability IP Probe (TRIPP) testing tool that is available from Microsoft. This tool tests connectivity from remote locations to the Lync Online data center(s). With the massive push to Office 365, … Continue reading

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Setting Up PowerShell on Your Desktop to Support AD, Lync, and Exchange in the same Shell

You will find that there are many times you need to run PowerShell scripts or cmdlets from your desktop because you need a combination of modules or you have other needs. For example, for many of the scripts that I … Continue reading

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Lync 2010 Users Receive Certificate Expiration Warning

Symptom: Users may see (if they are paying close attention) a warning that their certificate will expire soon. The quick user will double-click the pop-up for the warning and will see a message like this one:   The Title is: … Continue reading

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Lync Server 2010, Group Chat

I swear, every time somebody talks about patching, I cringe. While I support patching, I also understand that there is risk associated with it. Last week, I patched my Group Chat servers. Life has sucked since then. Previous State: In … Continue reading

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