Install Microsoft Lync 2013 Stand. Edition Step-by-Step Part2

Hello again,

Now Let’s Continue with installing the Lync Server 2013.

20-10-2014 updated the guide to accommodate the installation of Lync RTM not Lync Preview

we stopped in the last article after we created our Lync Topology, now in the Lync Topology Builder

  • Right Click on the Topology you created in the left menu and select “Edit Prosperities”


  • In the Edit Prosperities page , Scroll down till you get to the “Administrative Access URL”


  • Type the URL you will use to access the control panel >> 
  • and select the Front End Server from the drop down menu under “Central Management Server”


  • Click “Ok”
  • Right Click on the Topology Again and this time select “Publish Topology”


  • Click Next


  • Make sure to select the Front End Server and click “Next”


  • Give it some Time


  • once finished with no errors then click “Finish”
  • now you can close the topology builder
  • On the Lync Deployment wizard page >> click on “Install or update Lync Server System”


  • Click “Run” under Install Lync Configuration Store, make sure “Retrieve directly from the Central Management store) is selected, it should be by default actually.


  • Click “Next”


  • Wait for it 🙂


  • Once Finished with no error click “Finish”


  • Now Step 2 >> “Setup or Remove Lync Server Components”
  • Click “Run”


  • Click on “Next”


  • Wait for it till it finish and then click “Finish”
  • Now Step 3 >> “Request, install or assign Certificate”
  • Click “Run”
  • select “Default certificate” and click on “Request”55
  • in the Certificate Request start page click “Next”
  • in “Delayed or Immediate Request” page, select “Send the request immediately to an online Certification authority” and click Next.


  • Make sure to use “Select a CA from the list in your Environment” and to select your CA


  • Click “Next”
  • in the Certification Authority Account page, just make sure your account has Administrative privileges on the CA, otherwise supply different account credentials with administrative privileges.


  • Click Next
  • In “Specify Alternate Certificate Template”, write down a certificate template name that you are using for server / client authentications, or leave it empty to use the default one if you have non-configured.


  • Click Next
  • Give the Certificate a friendly name, put your Lync Frontend FQDN as the Friendly name, check the box says “Mark the Certificate’s Private Key as Exportable”


  • Click “Next”
  • in “Organization Information” page, fill the required information about the organization


  • Click Next


  • Click Next
  • in the “Subject Name/Subject Alternative Names” page double check all SAN needed are in and click Next


  • In “SIP Domain Settings on Subject Alternative Name” page, select the sip-domain(s) you are planning to use in your deployment (in our case we are using one SIP-domain only)
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  • in the “Configure Additional Subject Alternative Names” page, just click Next


  • in the “Certificate Request Summary” page, click Next


  • Make sure the correct “SIP” is added, then click Next
  • wait for the request to finish


  • once the request is a success, click “Next”


  • in the “online Certificate Request status” page, check the box says “Assign this Certificate to Lync Server Certificate Usage”, click “Finish”


  • The “Certificate Assignment” wizard will start, click Next


  • in “Certificate Assignment Summary” page, click on “Next” to assign the certificate to the Lync services.


  • Once done, click on “Finish”


  • you should have a green check mark stating that you done it correctly Smile


  • no Highlight the “OAuthTokenIssuer” and click on “Assign”
  • click Next, and when in “Certificate Assignment” page, select the Certificate we just created from the local certificate store and click “Next”


  • Back to the Installation Wizard, you should now see all previous steps have green tick next to them


  • Step 4 and last one is to start Lync Services
  • Under “Start Lync Services” click “Run”

Now you officially have Lync 2013 Server Std edition up and running in your Infrastructure.

don’t forget to install Lync CUs Winking smile

Author: Lyncdude

A Senior Service Engineer with more than 9 years of experience in Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Lync Server / Skype for Business. Egyptian guy lives and works in Frankfurt - Germany. what is written in this blog is my own opinion and thoughts, not my employer and does not reflect their opinion

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