Create Alternate Service Account (ASA) for Exchange Server 2013!

Nov 6, 2013 / Exchange Server / Fredrik Tornell

So when using Kerberos Constrained Delegation together with Exchange Server 2013 we need to do a few things to get TMG/UAG to authenticate correctly for external user access. First off we need to c ...

Error when trying to browse Office Web Apps!

Nov 6, 2013 / Lync Server / Fredrik Tornell

When we are installing Office Web Apps to be utilized with Lync Server 2013; I have noticed a few times when the customer still want to use Windows Server 2008 R2 that one cannot browse the https://ow ...

How to uninstall Lync Server 2013

Sep 18, 2013 / Lync Server / Fredrik Tornell

This guide will help you to remove Lync from front-end servers, edge servers as well as removing the topology from the environment. As always I recommend doing this in a controlled manner in a test-en ...

Lync 2013 client cannot connect to the lync pool!

Sep 18, 2013 / Lync Server / Fredrik Tornell

I have been facing this issue recently and noticed that a new Lync 2013 client could not connect to a Lync 2013 Front-End server running on top of a Windows Server 2012. As I was trying to logon wi ...

How to install Lync Server 2013 CU1

Sep 5, 2013 / Lync Server / Fredrik Tornell

This guide will help you through the update process. As any guide this should be performed in a lab environment prior to production environments. After you have downloaded the update file you will ...

Useful Lync Server 2013 Backup Script

Jun 24, 2013 / Lync Server / Fredrik Tornell

This script found on http://blog.avtex.com/2013/03/31/backup-script-for-lync-server-2013/ is very helpful when it comes to making backups of your lync server deployment. I have modified the script ...

How to make Lync clients download the addressbook faster

Apr 17, 2013 / Lync Server / Fredrik Tornell

When you first fire up your lync client for the first time your will not be able to search and add contacts unless you provide the full sipname. This is because the initial download of this address ...

Lync Server Monitoring Dashbord generates error

Apr 16, 2013 / Lync Server / Fredrik Tornell

I have noticed a few times that when trying to access the Monitoring Dashboard in Lync I get a few errors saying that there are too many rows in a summary table. I haven't had the time to investigate ...

Lync Certificate assignment won't find your certificate

May 14, 2013 / Lync Server / Fredrik Tornell

Just faced a new issue while trying to import a 3rd party certificate using the lync server deployment wizard. When imported the certificate it did not assign the private key to the certificate. An ...

How to remove Database folders from the file system in Exchange 2013!

Mar 24, 2013 / Exchange Server / Fredrik Tornell

I have struggled with this a few times and I know people are asking me about this from time to time. If you have created a database and you want to remove it, you have probably succeeded within Exc ...

Error: Prerequisite installation failed: SqlInstanceRtcLocal while deploying Lync 2013!

Mar 19, 2013 / Lync Server / Fredrik Tornell

I got this error today while I was deploying my second Front-End server. Error: Prerequisite installation failed: SqlInstanceRtcLocal After a bit of troubleshooting it seems that it could n ...

How to force outlook to use encryption using GPO!

Mar 8, 2013 / Exchange Server / Fredrik Tornell

This will help you configure a GPO for the outlook clients to force the use of encryption: First we need to download the administrative templates. Different templates exists for both Office 2007, ...

The service times out when trying to run iisreset /noforce!

Mar 7, 2013 / Windows Server / Fredrik Tornell

When deploying Exchange server we need to change various attributes and permissions on our virtual directories. For instance when changing the default permissions on owa. We must restart the servic ...

How to configure network adapters properly for DAG usage in Exchange Server 2013!

Mar 5, 2013 / Exchange Server / Fredrik Tornell

The information in this post is critical when it comes to configuring the network adapters on your servers when using a Database Availability Group (DAG for short). If these settings are not applied, ...

How to remove the default databases in Exchange Server 2013!

Mar 5, 2013 / Exchange Server / Fredrik Tornell

When you have installed Exchange Server 2013 for the first time you will end up with at least one database depending on how many mailbox servers that has been deployed. If you don't want to use t ...