Do you want to build your own Lync lab and you need guideline, I’ll post a series of four parts for a walkthrough for my lab setup and configuration over the next period… So let’s start by part 1:
The Lab environment:
So I started with preparing the base OS, so I used a Windows Server 2008 R2 VHD from my image library and run the sysprep on it (don’t ever forget to select the Generalize option to create a new SID), attached it to my Hyper-V server and joined it to the domain (only the LyncSE server since Edge will be in workgroup). Now we need to install the following components on the Lync server as a setup prerequisites:
Common HTTP Features installed
Internet Server API (ISAPI) Extensions
Health and Diagnostics
Client Certificate Mapping Authentication
Static Content Compression
IIS Management Console
IIS Management Scripts and Tools
You can use the below cmdlet for ease of deploying these components
Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework,RSAT-ADDS,web-server,Web-Static-Content,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Http-Errors,Web-Http-Redirect,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Net-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Log-Libraries,Web-Http-Tracing,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Client-Auth,Web-Filtering,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Mgmt-Console,Web-Scripting-Tools –Restart
Now let’s see the installation process itself:
1. The Autorun will open the below IE page where I selected the install Lync Server 2010 option
2. First thing the setup prompted me to install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 redistributable, for sure I did
3. I accepted the default path below
4. First thing I selected the “prepare Active Directory” option
5. Run the ‘Prepare Schema’ option
6. Click on Next
7. After few min the schema extension finished successfully
8. Clicking on ‘view log’ showed the log with green status
9. Next step is ‘prepare current forest’ option
10. For the UG creation, I selected the local domain since I’m in a single domain anyway
11. Another green status
12. Now we need to prepare the current domain to set the ACEs for the UGs
13. Another green status
14. With this last step the Lync necessary groups are created in the mbdomain.ad
15. To allow access to the Lync admin control panel, manually I add the administrator account to the ‘CSAdministrator’ and the ‘RTCUniversalServerAdmins’ UG
16. After that from the setup menu I selected to deploy the topology builder
17. Next step is to prepare my SE server to host the Central Management Service with the SQL express, you can do so from the deployment wizard by clicking on ‘Prepare first standard edition server’ option
18. Another green status
Now we are ready for the deployment itself, in part 2 I’ll take you through these steps (don’t worry part 2 is almost ready for blogging)…
Thank U very much~
Thank you very much for the articles. You may want to change the titles to Lync Server 2010 RC so if things change in the RTM, people know this was based off of the RC.
Thanks iamme for your comment. I'll make sure to update the title to RC if things got changed with RTM or i'll udpate the post with the difference if there will be...
Excellent series of blogs. Just what I was looking for.
One note: I think you need to add a step for installing SQL Server Express. Without SQL express the installation will fail in Part 2.
Im pulling my hair out trying to figure how to get this to work externally as well! Does any have any experience getting this to work on the outside?
Great article though..it works wonderfully internally.
I'm getting the following error when configuring on local domain: "Computer is not a member of the root domain. For security reasons, this action must be run on a root domain computer." When I configure using a FQDN, I get the following error "Command execution failed: Cannot find the object "CrossRef" in Active Directory."
Josh, add ur domain user in enterprise admins, and log off - login again.
Excellent blog, when will the remaining part be ready? I'm eager to know how you will do the PBX part.
Is is possible to set up Lync Server 2010 with just one machine (Windows 2008 Server R2). ?
Also: how do I "turn on" Active Directory?
I'm looking for the simplest setup possible (for Lync Server 2010)
I have Lync Server 2010 running on Windows 2008 Server R2.
Thank you very much.
It is very easy and usefull for new guys.
No coverage of edge and tmg configuration tutorial?
When running "get-CsAdDomain...." I got:
Cannot find the object "CrossRef" in Active Directory.
I'm running the command on the server which is member of the root domain and target domain was a child domain.
Look in the "Note" section under "Detailed description" - that might help you.