Viewing network region information in Lync Server 2013

Lync Server 2013

Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-23

A network region interconnects various parts of a network across multiple geographic areas. Every network region must be associated with a central site. The central site is the data center site on which the call admission control (CAC) bandwidth policy service is running. You can use Lync Server Control Panel to view network regions. Network regions include settings that determine whether alternate paths through the Internet are allowed for audio and video connections. Use this topic to view existing network regions. For details about creating or modifying existing network regions, see Creating or modifying network regions in Lync Server 2013.

  1. From a user account that is a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group (or has equivalent user rights), or is assigned to 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 Network Configuration and then click Region.

  4. On the Region page, click the region you want to view.

    You can only view one region at a time.
  5. On the Edit menu, click Show details.

You can view network region information by using Windows PowerShell and the Get-CsNetworkRegion cmdlet. You can run this cmdlet either 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 information about all your network regions, type the following command in the Lync Server Management Shell and then press ENTER:


    That will return information similar to this:

    Identity         : Pacific Northwest
    Description      :
    BypassID         : 3b232b84-2c1d-4da2-8181-e9330bafebe9
    CentralSite      : Site:Redmond1
    BWAlternatePaths : {BWPolicyModality=Audio;AlternatePath=True, 
    NetworkRegionID  : Pacific Northwest

For more information, see the help topic for the Get-CsNetworkRegion cmdlet.