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Populate the location database in Lync Server 2013

 

Topic Last Modified: 2012-09-17

To automatically locate clients within a network, you first need to populate the location database with a network wiremap, which maps network elements to civic (that is, street) addresses. You can use subnets, wireless access points, switches, and ports to define the wiremap.

You can add addresses to the location database individually, or in bulk by using a CSV file that contains the column formats described in the following table.

If you use an Emergency Location Identification Number (ELIN) gateway, include the ELIN in the CompanyName field for each location. You can include multiple ELINs for each location, each separated by a semicolon.

 

Network Element Required Columns

Wireless access point

<BSSID>,<Description>,<Location>,<CompanyName>,<HouseNumber>,<HouseNumberSuffix>,<PreDirectional>,…

…<StreetName>,<StreetSuffix>,<PostDirectional>,<City>,<State>,<PostalCode>,<Country>

Subnet

<Subnet>,<Description>,<Location>,<CompanyName>,<HouseNumber>,<HouseNumberSuffix>,<PreDirectional>,…

…<StreetName>,<StreetSuffix>,<PostDirectional>,<City>,<State>,<PostalCode>,<Country>

Port

<ChassisID>,<PortIDSubType>,<PortID>,<Description>,<Location>,<CompanyName>,<HouseNumber>,<HouseNumberSuffix>,…

…<PreDirectional>,<StreetName>,<StreetSuffix>,<PostDirectional>,<City>,<State>,<PostalCode>,<Country>

Switch

<ChassisID>,<Description>,<Location>,<CompanyName>,<HouseNumber>,<HouseNumberSuffix>,<PreDirectional>,…

…<StreetName>,<StreetSuffix>,<PostDirectional>,<City>,<State>,<PostalCode>,<Country>

If you do not populate the location database, and the Location Required in the Location Policy is set to Yes or Disclaimer, the client will prompt the user to enter a location manually.

For details about populating the location database, see the Lync Server Management Shell documentation for the following cmdlets:

  • Get-CsLisSubnet

  • Set-CsLisSubnet

  • Remove-CsLisSubnet

  • Get-CsLisWirelessAccessPoint

  • Set-CsLisWirelessAccessPoint

  • Remove-CsLisWirelessAccessPoint

  • Get-CsLisSwitch

  • Set-CsLisSwitch

  • Remove-CsLisSwitch

  • Get-CsLisPort

  • Set-CsLisPort

  • Remove-CsLisPort

  1. Run the following cmdlet to add a subnet location to the location database.

    Set-CsLisSubnet -Subnet 157.56.66.0 -Description "Subnet 1" -Location Location1 -CompanyName "Litware" -HouseNumber 1234 -HouseNumberSuffix "" -PreDirectional "" -StreetName 163rd -StreetSuffix Ave -PostDirectional NE -City Redmond -State WA -PostalCode 99123 -Country US
    

    For ELIN gateways, put the ELIN in the CompanyName field. You can include more than one ELIN. For example:

    Set-CsLisSubnet -Subnet 157.56.66.0 -Description "Subnet 1" -Location Location1 -CompanyName 425-555-0100; 425-555-0200; 425-555-0300 -HouseNumber 1234 -HouseNumberSuffix "" -PreDirectional "" -StreetName 163rd -StreetSuffix Ave -PostDirectional NE -City Redmond -State WA -PostalCode 99123 -Country US
    

    Alternately, you can run the following cmdlets and use a file named "subnets.csv" to bulk update subnet locations.

    $g = Import-Csv subnets.csv
    $g | Set-CsLisSubnet
    
    
  2. Run the following cmdlet to add wireless locations to the location database.

    Set-CsLisWirelessAccessPoint -BSSID 0A-23-CD-16-AA-2E -Description "Wireless1" -Location Location2 -CompanyName "Litware" -HouseNumber 2345 -HouseNumberSuffix "" -PreDirectional "" -StreetName 163rd -StreetSuffix Ave -PostDirectional NE -City Bellevue -State WA -PostalCode 99234 -Country US
    

    Alternately, you can run the following cmdlets and use a file named "waps.csv" to bulk update wireless locations.

    $g = Import-Csv waps.csv
    $g | Set-CsLisWirelessAccessPoint
    
  3. Run the following cmdlet to add switch locations to the location database.

    Set-CsLisSwitch-ChassisID 0B-23-CD-16-AA-BB -Description "Switch1" -Location Location1 -CompanyName "Litware" -HouseNumber 1234 -HouseNumberSuffix "" -PreDirectional "" -StreetName 163rd -StreetSuffix Ave -PostDirectional NE -City Redmond -State WA -PostalCode 99123 -Country US
    

    Alternately, you can run the following cmdlets and use a file named "switches.csv" to bulk update switch locations.

    $g = Import-Csv switches.csv
    $g | Set-CsLisSwitch
    
  4. Run the following cmdlet to add port locations to the location database

    Set-CsLisPort -ChassisID 0C-23-CD-16-AA-CC -PortID 0A-abcd -Description "Port1" -Location Location2 -CompanyName "Litware" -HouseNumber 2345 -HouseNumberSuffix "" -PreDirectional "" -StreetName 163rd -StreetSuffix Ave -PostDirectional NE -City Bellevue -State WA -PostalCode 99234 -Country US
    

    The default for PortIDSubType is LocallyAssigned. You can also set it to InterfaceAlias or InterfaceName

    Alternately, you can run the following cmdlets and use a file named "ports.csv" to bulk update port locations.

    $g = Import-Csv ports.csv
    $g | Set-CsLisPort
    
 
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