Archive for April, 2011

Lync setup federatoin

April 26th, 2011 No comments

For federation there is not much you must configure.

– Check the configuration on the lync frontend to make sure you add the domain you want to federate with in the ‘external access – federated domains’
– Create a srv record on your public dns:

port: 5061

type: TCP

In some cases I noticed you should reboot your frontend and edge server in that specific order.

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Lync 2010 Client Unsupported with OCS

April 1st, 2011 No comments


Lync 2010 Client Unsupported with OCS.

Logon with Lync 2010 client to an OCS 2007 server.

This scenario is not supported, the Lync Client only functions correctly when used with the intended Lync Server back-end. Now this approach is no different then what was supported between the last major releases of LCS and OCS as Office Communicator clients could not sign-in to LCS servers.

Although that was due to mainly the introduction of the Enhanced Presence states which LCS was not aware of. For this release it’s the basic fact that much of the new client capabilities stem from changes to the back-end server components, thus using the Lync client against and OCS 2007 R2 server will offer a pretty limited experience.

So, it is possible but with a lot of limited features, i don’t think is’t good idea to offer this solution to your users. They will have a lot of frustrations about the product.


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