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Restoring a Standard Edition server in Lync Server 2013

 

Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-21

If a Standard Edition server that does not host the Central Management store fails, follow the procedures in this section. If the Central Management store fails, see Restoring the server hosting the Central Management store in Lync Server 2013.

tipTip:
We recommend that you take an image copy of the system before you start restoration. You can use this image as a rollback point, in case something goes wrong during restoration. You might want to take the image copy after you install the operating system and SQL Server, and restore or re-enroll the certificates.

  1. Start with a clean or new server that has the same fully qualified domain name (FQDN) as the failed computer, install the operating system, and then restore or reenroll the certificates.

    noteNote:
    Follow your organization's server deployment procedures to perform this step.
  2. From a user account that is a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group and the Local Administrators group, log on to the server that you are restoring.

  3. Restore the File Store by copying the appropriate File Store from $Backup to the File Store location on the server and share the folder.

    importantImportant:
    The path and file name for the restored File Store should be exactly the same as the backed up File Store so that components that use the files can access them.
  4. Run Topology Builder:

    1. Start Topology Builder: Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Lync Server 2013, and then click Lync Server Topology Builder.

    2. Click Download Topology from existing deployment, and then click OK.

    3. Select the topology, and then click Save. Click Yes to confirm your selection.

  5. Browse to the Lync Server installation folder or media, and then start the Lync Server Deployment Wizard located at \setup\amd64\Setup.exe. Use the Lync Server Deployment Wizard to do the following:

    1. Run Step 1: Install Local Configuration Store to install the local configuration files.

    2. Run Step 2: Setup or Remove Lync Server Components to install the Lync Server server roles.

    3. Run Step 3: Request, Install or Assign Certificates to assign the certificates.

    4. Run Step 4: Start Services to start services on the server.

    For details about running the Deployment Wizard, see the Deployment documentation for the server role you are restoring.

  6. Restore user data by performing the following:

    1. Copy ExportedUserData.zip from $Backup\ to a local directory.

    2. Before you restore the user data, you must stop Lync services. To do so, type:

      Stop-CsWindowsService
      
    3. To restore the user data, at the command line, type:

      Import-CsUserData -PoolFqdn <Fqdn> -FileName <String>
      

      For example:

      Import-CsUserData -PoolFqdn "atl0cs-001.litwareinc.com" -FileName "C:\Logs\ExportedUserDatal.zip"
      
    4. Restart Lync services by typing:

      Start-CsWindowsService
      
  7. If you deployed Response Group on this Standard Edition server, restore the Response Group configuration data. For details, see Restoring Response Group settings in Lync Server 2013.

  8. If you deployed Persistent Chat on this Standard Edition server, restore the Persistent Chat database (mgc.mdf).

    If you used SQL Server Backup to back up the Persistent Chat database, use SQL Server restore procedures to restore it.

    If you used the Export-CsPersistentChatData cmdlet to back it up, use the Import-CsPersistentChatData to restore it.

 
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