Today, the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 documentation team released an update to the technical library, which includes new technical reference documentation, as well as updates to existing topics in Lync Client, Multiple Forest, Supportability, Planning, Deployment, Migration, Operations, and Web Conferencing Cmdlets.

Author: Patricia Anderson

Publication date: July 20, 2011

Product version: Lync Server 2010

Today, we released an update to the Lync Server 2010 Technical Library, as follows.

New Documentation

The following new documentation was added.

Technical Reference

We released nine new Resource Kit book chapters:

Updated Documentation

The following updates were made to the documentation.

General Updates

In multiple topics, we updated to indicate that an underscore (“_”) is not a supported character in fully qualified domain name (FQDN) values, because it is not supported for subject alternative name (SAN) values in certificates.

Lync Client Updates

In the following topics, we added a note about notifications being displayed in Microsoft Lync 2010 after the Allow and Upgrade option is selected, even if there is no update currently available:

In the following topics, we updated the supported operating system and architecture information for the Lync 2010 client to include additional editions and versions of the Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems:

Multiple Forest Updates

In the topic, Step 3: Populating the Required Attributes for Lync Server, we moved the note included with the ObjectSID attribute to the msRTCSIP-OriginatorSID attribute.

Supportability Updates

In the topic, Virtualization Support , we removed the statement, “Directors cannot be virtualized in a Standard Edition server deployment.”

In the topic, Wildcard Certificate Support, we removed the text, “with specific attention to SAN order” from the description of Microsoft Exchange Server Client Access server.

In the topic, Server Collocation in an Enterprise Edition Front End Pool Deployment, we updated support information to indicate that you should not collocate the Group Chat database and Compliance Server database (for Group Chat Server) with any database server.

In the topic, Server Collocation in a Standard Edition Server Deployment, we updated to clarify that you cannot deploy the A/V Conferencing service as a separate server or pool in a Standard Edition deployment.

Planning Updates

In the following topics, we updated information about support for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express when installed on servers with multiple processor groups to indicate that you must upgrade to SQL Express 2008 R2:

In the topic, Running in a Virtualized Environment, we modified the values for supported users for Director and Edge Servers to indicate concurrent users and updated the Supported Topologies section to clarify support for mixing physical and virtual servers in your deployment.

In the topic, Ports and Protocols for Internal Servers, we added information about requirements for ports 443, 444, and 8080, SQL Server Browser on port 1434, and Lync Server Master Replicator Service on port 445.

In the topic, Server and Tools Operating System Support, we removed the incorrect mention of the 32-bit edition of Windows Server 2008 R2.

In the topic, Address Book Capacity Planning, we updated the description of Storage in the Storage Rate for Address Book Server Download table to accurately indicate that the value is for a pool of users instead of per user.

In the topic, Additional Software Requirements, we corrected the version number for the Windows Media Format Runtime in the example command for installing that program on Windows Server 2008 R2.

In the topic, How Do I Implement SIP Trunking?, we updated the description for using the Internet for SIP trunking.

Deployment Updates

In the topic, Installing and Configuring Group Chat Server, we updated a note to indicate that all Group Chat Servers’ certificates must use the same pool FQDN, rather than the Group Chat Server FQDN.

In the topic, Obtaining Certificates for Group Chat Server, we added information about how to obtain or create a certificate with an exportable private key.

In the topic, Deploying Group Chat Server, we modified the number of users supported from 60,000 to 30,000 for a Group Chat Server when running on a virtual server.

Migration Updates

In the following sections, we moved topics about repointing Communicator Web Access to Lync Server 2010 into new, version-specific migration phases.

In the topic, Authorize Connection to Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Edge Server, we updated to indicate that you must also add the FQDN for the Lync pool to the list of authorized servers when the Lync Server Front End Server is part of a Lync Server 2010 pool.

Operations Updates

In the following topics, we updated the description of the Enable audio alternate path and Enable video alternate path check boxes to indicate that if any of your calls will be Internet calls, this check box must be selected, regardless of bandwidth settings.

In the topic, Configuring Port Ranges on Lync Clients for Quality of Service (QoS), we modified port range values in the Set-CsConferencingConfiguration cmdlet example.

In the topic, Remove all SQL Server Instances, Databases, and the Central Management Store, we modified Step 5 in the procedure for uninstalling SQL Server instances and databases to accurately indicate that it is about the database and log files associated with Archiving, instead of Applications.

Lync Cmdlets for Windows PowerShell Updates

In the topics, Set-CsConferencingConfiguration and New-CsConferencingConfiguration, we updated the description of the ContentGracePeriod parameter to include the range of allowed values.

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