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Open Lync Server Administrative Tools

 

Topic Last Modified: 2013-07-15

You can use the procedures in this topic to open administrative tools to deploy, configure, or troubleshoot your Microsoft Lync Server 2010 topology.

Use the following procedure to start the Deployment Wizard locally to add or remove Lync Server component files.

  1. Log on to the computer where the Lync Server Deployment Wizard is installed as a member of the Domain Admins group and the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group.

  2. Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Lync Server 2010, and then click Lync Server Deployment Wizard.

Use the following procedure to open the Topology Builder to define the servers that you want to deploy in your Lync Server topology.

  1. Log on to the computer where Topology Builder is installed as a member of the Domain Admins group and the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group.

    noteNote:
    You can define a topology by using an account that is a member of the local Users group, but to read, publish, or enable a topology, which is required to install a Lync Server 2010 server, you must use an account that is a member of the Domain Admins group and the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group, and that has full control permissions (that is, read, write, and modify) on the file share that you are going to use for the archiving file store so that Topology Builder can configure the required discretionary access control list (DACLs), or an account with equivalent user rights.
  2. Start Topology Builder: Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Lync Server 2010, and then click Lync Server Topology Builder.

Use one of the following procedures to open Lync Server Control Panel to manage the configuration of servers, users, clients, and devices in your environment. Note that the options available to you in Control Panel will depend on the RBAC roles that have been assigned to you. For details about roles, see Role-Based Access Control in the Planning documentation. For details about the roles that you can use to perform a specific task, see the documentation for the task.

  1. Log on to any computer in your internal deployment.

    importantImportant:
    If you have configured an administration simple uniform resource locator (URL), you can access Lync Server Control Panel from an Internet browser that is running on any computer within your organization’s firewall. For details about configuring the administration simple URL, see Planning for Simple URLs and Edit Administration Simple URL.
  2. Open a browser window, and then enter the Admin URL configured for your organization.

  1. Log on to a computer on which you have installed Lync Server 2010 or, at a minimum, the Lync Server administrative tools.

  2. Start Lync Server Control Panel: Click Start, click All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, point to Microsoft Lync Server 2010, and then click Lync Server 2010 Control Panel.

Use the following procedure to open Lync Server Management Shell to administer servers, users, clients, and devices in your environment by using the command-line.

noteNote:
The options, and cmdlets, available to you will depend on your membership in the RTCUniversalServerAdmins, RTCUniversalUserAdmins, or RTCUniversalReadOnlyAdmins Active Directory groups.
  • If you open a Windows PowerShell window rather than the Lync Server Management Shell, by default you cannot run the Lync Server cmdlets. To run the Lync Server cmdlets from within Windows PowerShell, type the following at the Windows PowerShell command prompt:

    Import-Module Lync

  • Start the Lync Server Management Shell: Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Lync Server 2010, and then click Lync Server Management Shell.

Use the following procedure to open the Lync Server 2010 Logging Tool to capture log and trace files to troubleshoot your deployment while it is running. For details about the Logging Tool, see the Lync Server 2010 Logging Tool documentation on the TechNet Library at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=199265.

  1. Click Start, click Run, type cmd.exe, and then click OK.

  2. At the command prompt, type the path to the folder where OCSLogger.exe is installed, and then press ENTER. By default, the Logging Tool is installed in the following location: %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2010\Tracing.

  3. Type OCSLogger.exe, and then press Enter.

 
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