Install Lync 2010 Standard Edition Server – Part 3

In this final part of the article series, we will install the local configuration store, install Lync 2010 Server binaries and setup the certificate for Lync to work properly. Check out part one and two before following this article.

We went through the steps to prepare AD, prepare first std edition server, install topology builder and creating & publishing a topology in the previous articles. The next step is to install the local configuration store. Every Lync server have a local copy of the CMS and is known as the local store. Since the Std Edition server hosts the CMS, a separate instance of SQL is used (as it is on the same server) to configure the local store.

Launch deployment wizard and click on Install or Update Lync Server System.

Install Lync Server

Click on the Run button in step 1 – Install Local Configuration Store.

Install Local Config Store

Select the first option to retrieve data directly from the CMS and click Next.

Install Local Config Store Wizard_1

The wizard will go through the different steps to create an RTCLocal instance of SQL and fill it with data from the CMS. This will take a while, be patient! Click the Finish button once it is enabled.

Install Local Config Store Wizard_2

You will now have a green tick box against step one.

Install Local Config Store Complete

Click the Run button on step 2 to install the full Lync 2010 Server binaries.

Install Lync Server Binaries

Click Next on the wizard window.

Setup Lync Server Wizard_1

You may get the error message below. If so, check my article for steps to fix the issue. The server will need to be restarted and step 2 has to be run again.

Lync Setup Error

If you were not presented with the error (or you have fixed it and ran step 2 again), click the Finish button when enabled.

Setup Lync Server Wizard_2

Make sure you have a green tick against step 2. If you do have a tick, you now have a Lync 2010 Server Winking smile.

Setup Lync Server Complete

Next step is to configure the certificate for Lync services. This is where the internal CA comes in handy. If you don’t have a Certificate Authority in your network, now is the time to set one up. Click the Run button against step 3.

Run Certificates Wizard

Click on Request on the top right hand corner to request an internal cert for Lync.

Request Certificate

Click Next on the certificate request wizard window.

Certificate Request Window

Select the first option, to send request to a CA immediately and click Next.

Send request to online CA

Select your internal CA and click Next.

Select internal CA

Leave the CA account window blank and click Next.

CA Account

Leave the alternate certificate template blank and click Next.

Alternate CA Template

Give a friendly name for the cert and click Next.

Friendly cert name

Fill in your organization details. These are optional though.

Org details

Geographical information is optional as well.

Geographical Info

The urls for the cert will be automatically filled in depending upon the topology that you have configured. Verify it and click Next.

SAN Urls

Check your sip domain and click Next.

SIP Domain

Specify any additional urls that you need in the SAN certificate.

Additional Urls

Click Next on the Certificate Request Summary window.

Cert Summary

The Request-CsCertificate cmdlet will be run to request the certificate. Click Next when completed..

Request Cert

You will be able to assign the certificate straightaway. Make sure the check box is selected and click Finish.

Assign Certificate

Click Next on the certificate assignment wizard.

Certificate Assignment

You will be given a summary of the certificate that will be applied. Verify it and click Next.

Cert assignment summary

The wizard invokes the Set-CSCertificate cmdlet and assigns the certificate for Lync services. Click Finish when the task status is completed.

Assign Cert

The certificate wizard will confirm that the cert has been successfully applied to Lync Server.

Show Certs

Click Close to exit the certificate wizard and you will have a green tick against step 3 in the deployment wizard.

Certificate Complete

The last step using the deployment wizard is to start all associated Lync services. Click the Run button against Step 4.

Start Lync Services

Click Next.

Start Services Wizard_1

Click Finish once the wizard has completed starting all the services.

Start Services Complete

You will not have a green ticket against step 4. Click Exit to close the deployment wizard. Confirm that all services have started properly by using the services snap-in.

Lync services started

The only other step remaining is to create an SRV record for sipinternaltls pointing to the front end pool so that users can sign-in to the Lync client automatically (once you have enabled them). Check my article for the steps to setup the SRV record.

This concludes the article series. You now have a fully working Lync server Winking smile


Rajith Enchiparambil

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