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Signing In to Group Chat Admin Tool

Lync Server 2010
 

Topic Last Modified: 2011-02-28

The following procedures describe how to sign in to Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Group Chat Admin Tool by using both automatic and manual configuration. The manner with which you sign in depends on how Microsoft Lync 2010 Group Chat is installed and configured. If automatic configuration is enabled on the network, you can sign in using automatic configuration. Otherwise, you will have to use manual configuration. If you are not sure how Lync 2010 Group Chat is configured, try using automatic configuration first.

importantImportant:
To sign in to Group Chat Admin Tool, you must have chat room administrator rights and permissions, or you must be a chat room manager on the root category. If you have administrator rights and permissions only for an individual chat room or for a category below the root category, you can manage the chat room only from Group Chat. You cannot access Group Chat Admin Tool. For details about administrator rights and permissions, see Managing Group Chat User Access.

  1. On the Group Chat Server, sign in using an account that is a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group or an account that was specified as a super user during setup.

  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Lync Server 2010, and then click Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Group Chat Admin Tool.

    You can also open Group Chat Admin Tool by using the shortcut on your desktop.

  3. In the Group Chat Admin Tool Login dialog box, in the Account box, click Automatic Configuration.

  4. In the URI box, type your SIP URI. For example, type sip:lolaj@contoso.com.

  5. In the Login box, type your complete user name, including domain name. For example, type contoso\lolaj or lolaj@contoso.com.

  6. In the Password box, type your password, and then click Log In.

  1. On the Group Chat Server, sign in using an account that is a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group or an account that was specified as a super user during setup.

  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Lync Server 2010, and then click Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Group Chat Admin Tool.

    You can also open Group Chat Admin Tool by using the shortcut on your desktop.

  3. In the Group Chat Admin Tool Login dialog box, in the Account box, click Edit Accounts.

  4. To open the Edit Accounts dialog box, which you use to define the connection settings that you will use for logging on in the future, click Add.

  5. To make the new account your default sign-in account, in the Edit Accounts dialog box, select the check box next to the temporary name (such as “New Logon Domain 1”) that appears in the Accounts box.

  6. In the Display Name box, type a new name for the account. This name will be used when you use this account for future sign-ins.

  7. On the Login Settings tab, do the following:

    • In the Host box, type the host name. The Port box fills in automatically.

    • In the Group Chat Domain box, type the domain name of the Group Chat Functionality Lookup Server.

    • If you are using the default server address, select the Use default server address check box. Otherwise, clear the Use default server address check box, and, in Server Address, type the SIP URI of the Group Chat Functionality Lookup Server.

  8. Click the Active Directory tab, and then do the following:

    • Under Global Catalog, select either the Automatic connection configuration check box or the Manual connection configuration check box. If you select the Manual connection configuration check box, in Host, type the name of the global catalog host.

    • To use an SSL connection to connect to Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS), select the Use secure connection only check box.

    • If the user account you use to log on to Group Chat Admin Tool does not have access to AD DS, click Connect As, and then type the name of an account that has access to AD DS.

    • In the Maximum number of search result items returned box, type the maximum number of objects to return when a search is performed, such as a search for users and groups. You can type 0 to allow an unlimited number of returns, but doing this can cause performance issues.

  9. Click OK to save these settings.

  10. In the Group Chat Admin Tool Login dialog box, in the URI box, type your SIP URI. For example, type sip:lolaj@contoso.com.

  11. In the Login box, type your complete user name, including domain name. For example, type contoso\lolaj or lolaj@contoso.com.

  12. In the Password box, type your password, and then click Log In.

For subsequent sign-ins, in the Group Chat Admin Tool Login dialog box, in the Account box, click the account you just created, and then type your password. The other boxes are filled in automatically.

 
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