How to Install Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition

In this post, I will cover set up Lync Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012 step by step
Follow below steps to install Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition

  1. Environmental Prerequisites for Lync Server 2013
  2. Lync 2013 Prerequisites
  3. Install Lync Server 2013
    1. Prepare Active Directory
    2. Prepare First standard Edition
    3. Install Administrative Tools
    4. Configure DNS
    5. Build and Publish Topology Builder
    6. Install Lync Server System

Environmental Prerequisites for Lync Server 2013

  1. Active Directory Directory Services
  2. Active Directory Certificate Authority
  3. DNS

Lync Server 2013 Prerequisites

Import-Module ServerManager
Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS,NET-Framework-45-Core,NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45,Windows-Identity-Foundation,Web-Static-Content,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Http-Errors,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Asp-Net45,Web-Net-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Log-Libraries,Web-Http-Tracing,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Filtering,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Dyn-Compression,Web-Mgmt-Console,Web-Scripting-Tools,Web-Client-Auth,Server-Media-Foundation,MSMQ-Server,MSMQ-Directory –Source D:\sources\sxs
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The script can be downloaded from here:
Prerequisites for Lync 2013

  • Reboot and make sure that you are logged in as a Domain Administrator.

 Install Lync Server 2013

  1. Open the installation media, Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable will be installed when you launch the installer and Browse to the location where you want to install and click Install.

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  1. Accept the EULA.

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  1. Once the copying is complete, the Lync Server Deployment Wizard opens up

Prepare Active Directory

  1. Click Prepare Active Directory

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  1. On the right side of Prepare Schema, click Run

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  1. Click Next. Once the step is successfully completed, finish and close the window

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  1. On the right side of Prepare Current Forest, click Run. Then run wizard until finish

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  1. On the right side of Prepare Current Domain, click Run. Then run wizard until finish

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Prepare First standard Edition

  1. Go back to the Deployment Wizard’s main screen and click Prepare first Standard Edition server.

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  1. Feel free to click “Next” through the process.  The following will be installed/modified:
    • SQL Server 2012 Express
    • RTC databases
    • Lync Server installation files
    • Firewall exceptions for SQL Server 2012 Express Edition

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Install Administrative Tools

Go back to the Deployment Wizard’s main screen and click Install Administrative Tools.  Feel free to click “Next” through the process.  The Install Administrative Tools will be installed
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Configure DNS

  1. Open DNS Manager on your Active Directory server and right-click on your domain, select Other New Records…

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  1. Select Service Location (SRV) and Create Record
  • Service:  _sipinternaltls
  • Protocol:  _tcp
  • Priority:  0
  • Weight:  0
  • Port number:  5061
  • Host: poins to your FQDN to your Front-End Server or Pool

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  1. Next, we will create 3 additional A records.  Each one points to your Front-End server as well
  • meet
  • dialin
  • admin

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Build and Publish Topology Builder

  1. Open Lync Server Topology Builder, Select New topology, then click OK.

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  1. Browse to the directory that you want to save the tbxml file, give it a name then click Save.

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  1. Create New Topology starts, Enter sip domain then click Next.

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  1. On the “Specify additional supported domains” click Next.

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  1. On the “Define the first site” page, type the name and the description of your first site then click Next.

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  1. Specify site details, then click Finish.

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  1. Define the New Front End pool.  Since this is a Standard Installation, the FQDN will be the same as the Front-End server.  Select “Standard Edition.”

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  1. Now we will select the feature to associate with our Front-End pool:
  • Conferencing
  • Enterprise Voice
  • CAC (Call Admission Control)

*Note – Archiving and Monitoring can be setup at a later time

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  1. Select the Collocate Mediation Server checkbox and click “Next”

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  1. Leave the checkbox Enable an Edge pool… unchecked.  Click “Next”

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  1. Define your SQL Server store by accepting defaults

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  1. Define the file store Click Next

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  1. Create the share folder on the root of C:\.  Created a folder called “Share.”  Go to properties of the folder and give full access to these groups:
    • RTCHS Universal Services
    • RTC Component Universal Services
    • RTC Universal Server Admins
    • RTC Universal Config Replicator

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  1. We are NOT going to associate a Office Web Apps Server at the moment, so leave that checkbox unchecked.
    Click “Finish” and we’re now finished with the wizard.

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  1. Publish the Topology.  Click on Action –> Publish Topology –> Next –> Finish
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Install Lync Server System

Open the Deployment Wizard, and click “Install or Update Lync Server System”

  1. On the right side of Step “Install Local Configuration Store” click Run

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  1. Select “Retrieve directly from the CMS,,,,” then click Next.

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  1. Step “Install Local Configuration Store” completed, click Finish.
  2. On the right side of Step “Setup or Remove Lync Server Components” click Run

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  1. Step “Setup or Remove Lync Server Components” completed, click Finish.

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  1. On the right side of Step “Request And Assign Certificate” click Run

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  1. Select “Default Certificate” then click Request
  2. Select “Send Request Immediately….”, Click Next

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  1. Select your CA via the drop down menu.  Click “Next” –> “Next” –> “Next”

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  1. Name and Security Settings (enter any Friendly name that you wish to)

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  1. Fill in your Organization Information, Geographical Information, and click “Next” on Subject Name/Subject Alternative Names

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  1. Check the box for SIP Domain settings on Subject Alternative Names, click “Next”

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  1. Click “Next –> “Next –> “Next

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  1. Assign the Certificate to the Lync Server certificate usages
  2. Certificate Assignment, click “Next”

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  1. Certificate Assignment Summary, click “Next”

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  1. Execution Commands, click “Finish”

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  1. Now repeat the above steps for OAuthTokenIssuer.
  2. Make sure you install the same certificate on both servers.

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  1. Next, start the services.

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  1. Services successfully started.

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  1. Open Lync Control panel using administrator Account { Add administrator Account to CSAdministrator Group}

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  1. You can see the status at the Topology section in the Lync Control panel.

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