Archive for January, 2011

Enabling Enhanced Presence Privacy Mode in Lync 2010

Posted in Uncategorized on January 20, 2011 by Karim Hamdy

Here is a nice trick in Lync Server 2010 , with Enhanced Presence Privacy Mode on in Lync 2010 , users can restrict their presence information to people in their contact list only.

here is how to do it :

  1. Open Lync Server 2010 Management Shell.
  2. Run the following command:
    Get-CsPrivacyConfiguration | Set-CsPrivacyConfiguration -EnablePrivacyMode $True

However in a Migration/Coexistence scenario this setting apply only to Lync users, not OCS users so be ware of this.

That’s it folks ! see you next time 🙂

Moving your Lync Server 2010 CMS to Another Server

Posted in Uncategorized on January 6, 2011 by Karim Hamdy

While I was working in a lab, I wanted to deploy another Frontend Server, move CMS and decommission the old Frontend; however there are some steps you must follow to accomplish

  1. From the Topology Builder Create New FE and publish
  2. Install your new front end server
  3. Move Conference Directory to the other frontend server by running the following PS Command : Get-CsConferenceDirectory | Move-CsConferenceDirectory -TargetPool
  4. verify that you have used local setup to run the Prepare Standard Edition server option to install CMS SQLRTC instance
  5. Run the following PS command to install the CMS database Install-CSDatabase -CentralManagementDatabase -SqlServerFqdn -SqlInstanceName rtc
  6. Run Enable-CsTopology
  7. Run the following PS command Move-CsManagementServer it will search for available pools and provide you with options to move the CMS
  8. In case of Disaster recovery run the following PS Command Move-CsManagementServer -ConfigurationFileName “C:\CsConfiguration.xml” -LisConfigurationFileName “C:\CsLisConfiguration.xml” –Force Where the LisConfigurationFileName is previously saved E9-1-1 backup file (if you are using E9-11); and ConfigurationFileName is your previously saved configuration backup file.


How to Remove OCS 2007 R2 Users Information from AD

Posted in Uncategorized on January 4, 2011 by Karim Hamdy

so it’s been a long time since we posted anything here, but we are back active stay tuned with us, promise you will find interesting things here.

so you’ve decided to try Lync Server 2010. Good Call !! but the problem that you have old OCS 2007 R2 pilot and it was decommissioned long time ago and you have users still enabled or so their information says so in Active Directory.

you have to import Legacy Voice Policy from OCS 2007 R2 to Lync Side but the problem is there is no OCS gone with the wind. when you want to enable users for Lync 2010 and Lync still recognizes them as legacy users as Lync reads their information from AD, all you have to do is the following :

Open ADSIEdit , point to where your users reside , right click on your user and select properties and clear the following attributes :

also change the msRTCSIP-User Enabled to “Not Set”

That’s It !! now you are good to go to enable your users

Happy Lync 2010 !!