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Using the Lync Room System Administrative Web Portal in Lync Server 2013

Lync Server 2013
 

Topic Last Modified: 2014-07-14

After you deploy LRS on the server, you can check the status of all LRS rooms by signing into the LRS Administrative Web Portal from a browser.

  1. Browse to the following URL:

    https://<fe-server>/lrs

  2. Enter the credentials for the LRSSupport account or an account that has been added to the LRSSupportAdminGroup security group.

Lync Room System Admin Portal Sign In screen

The summary page provides the following information for all of the LRS rooms deployed on the server:

  • Tag   The custom name that the administrator gives to the room. The Tag can be set in the portal by clicking on the room name.

  • Health   The health status of the room, which is derived from the Aggregate Health status of the room, which is shown under the Health section of the Room Settings page.

  • Next Meeting   The date and time the next meeting is scheduled.

  • LRS Version, Manufacturer, Model   These values are preset in LRS. Depending on the manufacturer, these fields might be left blank.

  • Last Refresh   Displays the last time the webpage was refreshed.

Lync Room System Admin Portal Summary View

The Room Info section of the portal allows you to view and configure individual LRS rooms. It contains four sections: Settings, Details, Logging, and Health.

In the Settings section, you can set the password, room tag, and default volume levels for the room. If you configure these settings, the changes are replicated only after you restart the LRS console.

Lync Room System Admin Portal Room Settings

The Details section provides a read-only summary of the LRS room’s settings, including: the time of last refresh; next meeting; last updates, maintenance and calibration; default speaker, mic, and ringer settings; version; SIP URI; number of screens and details about each screen; status, and activity.

Lync Room System Admin Portal Detail View

The Logging section can be used to remotely collect logs and save them to a specified location. You can also restart the LRS console (LRS user interface) or restart the entire system.

Lync Room System Admin Portal Room Logging

The Health section gives a visual indication of the health of the Lync Server connection, audio device, video device, resiliency state, and screen device.

Lync Room System Admin Portal Room Health

noteNote:
  • For security reasons, the administrative web portal automatically signs you out every 15 minutes.

  • Setting changes are applied only after the LRS system is restarted.

  • Notifications on LRS administrative web portal are sticky; in other words they do not disappear.

  • Notifications appear only after you refresh the page.

  • The status of LRS rooms appear after you refresh the page.

  • If the LRSApp account password expires, you will not be able to see the status of the rooms. Configure the LRSAppuser account password so that it never expires, or be sure to update the password when it is near expiration.

  • The LRS administrative web portal is supported for on-premises deployments only.

  • When you open https://localhost/lrs, you will be able to see the sign in page, but when you type in your credentials, you cannot sign in. In this case, you must open https://FQDNofFEserver/lrs to sign in to the administrative web portal.

  • If the machine from which you are accessing the administrative web portal is in a workgroup, "http://" will not work. Use "https" instead.

  • Make sure you have LRS accounts in your deployment and that they are created according to the LRS Administrative Web Portal deployment recommendations. Make sure the LRS accounts are provisioned using Enable-CsMeetingRoom, not Enable-CsUser, on the Lync server.

  • If you have created LRS accounts and cannot see the accounts in administrative web portal, collect the server logs by using the Lync Server Logging tool with the MeetingPortal component selected, and then send them to your LRS support contact.

  • Make sure that the LRSApp user account is SIP-enabled.

  • If you are still having issues, collect the Trace.log file in the LRS system from D:\Tracing\LRSAdminLogs\, and then send it to your LRS support contact.

 
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