Full Lync 2013 Installation Guide

I will be creating a step-by-step document on how to setup your Azure environment but also setup Lync 2013.

This test environment is built on Microsoft Azure, below are the outlined sections that will be covered in detail with screen shots.


Software required:

  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Lync Server 2013
  • Office Web Application Server
  • Office 2013

Server Names & I.P’s used in this test environment:

Server NameI.PRole
Aetodc0210.0.0.4Primary Domain Controller
Aetodc0310.0.0.5Secondary Domain Controller
Aeteclyncapp110.0.0.10Primary Lync Frontend 1
Aeteclyncapp210.0.0.11Primary Lync Frontend 2
Aeteclyncapp310.0.0.12Primary Lync Frontend 3
Aeteclyncapp410.0.0.13Persistent Chat Server
Aeteclyncapp510.0.0.14Web Access Server
Aeteclyncedge1192.168.1.10Lync Edge Server
Aetecsql110.0.0.15Primary SQL Server
Aetecsql210.0.0.16Secondary SQL Server
Aetecsql310.0.0.17SQL Witness Server


Section A: Azure Setup

Section A1

  • Azure Virtual Network Setup
    • P Address Setup
    • DNS Server

Section A2

  • Azure Storage Setup

Section A3

  • Server setup and Installation:
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Primary Domain Controller)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Secondary Domain Controller)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Primary Lync Frontend 1)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Primary Lync Frontend 2)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Primary Lync Frontend 3)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Persistent Chat Server)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Web Access)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Lync Edge)
    • Edge Server setup with Multiple NICS – Azure PowerShell
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Primary SQL Server)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (Secondary SQL Server)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 (SQL Witness Server)


Section B: Configuration of Domain Controllers

Section B1

  • Domain Controller Setup
  • Install AD Services on both Domain Controllers
  • Promote Primary Domain Controller
  • Promote Secondary Domain Controller

Section B2

  • Internal DNS Setup
  • External DNS Setup

Section B3

  • Certificate Authority Setup

Section B4

  • User Account Setup

Section C – Configuration of SQL Servers

Section C1

  • Joining SQL Servers to domain

Section C2

  • Installing SQL Server 2012 Enterprise


Section D – Configuration of Lync Servers (Excluding Edge in this section)

Section D1

  • Joining Lync Servers to domain

Section D2

  • Installing Lync Server Frontend Prerequisites

Section D3

  • Installing Lync Server 2013
  • Install Core Components
  • Install Administrative Tools
  • Create Topology (Topology Builder)
  • Prepare Active Directory
  • Publish Topology
  • Install Lync Server System
  • Adding additional Frontend Lync Servers to the Lync Pool

Section D4

  • Web Access Server Installation
  • PowerShell Execution Policy Setup
  • Installing Lync WAC Server Prerequisites
  • WAC Software Installation
  • WAC Server Language Pack Installation
  • Topology Builder – Add in Office Web Apps Server

Section D5

  • Archiving and Monitoring Setup
  • Topology Builder Loading
  • Archiving SQL Server Setup
  • Monitoring Server Setup
  • Publish Topology
  • Monitoring Report Installation

Section D6

  • Persistent Chat Setup
  • Server Prerequisites Setup
  • Topology Builder Loading
  • Create new Persistent Chat Pool
  • SQL Server Store Setup
  • Install Lync Server System
  • Persistent Chat Configuration – Lync Control Panel


Section E – Configuration of Lync Edge Server

Section E1

  • Edge Server Installation
  • Add DNS Suffix (reboot required)
  • Install Server Prerequisites
  • DNS Setup
  • Topology Builder – New Edge Pool
  • Publish Topology
  • Export-CsConfiguration File
  • Permission Setup Lync Control Panel
  • Install Lync Server System

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