View the status of services running on a computer in Lync Server 2013


Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-22

You can use Lync Server 2013 Control Panel to view all the services that are running on a specific computer in your Lync Server topology and see the status of each service.

  1. From a user account that is assigned to the CsUserAdministrator role or the CsAdministrator role, log on to any computer in your internal deployment.

  2. Open a browser window, and then enter the Admin URL to open the Lync Server Control Panel. For details about the different methods you can use to start Lync Server Control Panel, see Open Lync Server 2013 administrative tools.

  3. In the left navigation bar, click Topology.

  4. On the Status page, sort or search the list, as required, to find the computer you’re interested in, and then click the computer name.

  5. Do any of the following:

    • To see the latest status of services running on the computer, click Get service status.

    • To see a list of specific services running on the computer and the status of each service, click Properties, and then click Close to return to the list.

You can also view service status by using Windows PowerShell and the Get-CsWindowsService cmdlet. You can run this cmdlet from the Lync Server 2013 Management Shell or from a remote session of Windows PowerShell. For details about using remote Windows PowerShell to connect to Lync Server, see the Lync Server Windows PowerShell blog article "Quick Start: Managing Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Using Remote PowerShell" at

  • To view service status on a computer, type a command similar to the following in the Lync Server Management Shell and then press Enter:

    Get-CsWindowsService -ComputerName | Select-Object RoleName, Status

    This command returns information similar to the following:

    RoleName                                  Status
    --------                                  ------
    {W3SVC}                                   Running
    {CentralManagement}                       Running
    {ClsAgent}                                Running
    {Registrar, UserServer, EdgeServer}       Running
    {ApplicationServer}                       Running
    {ConferencingServer}                      Running
    {MediationServer}                         Running

For details, see Get-CsWindowsService.