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ASP.NET Errors After Installing Lync Cumulative Update

October 24, 2012 2 comments

Here’s a little bit of fun I had while trying to find out who would be playing my beloved Detroit Tigers in the World Series. I needed to update our Lync servers, so installation of the October 2012 Cumulative Update was in order.

As soon as the Cumulative Update was done installing on one of our front end servers, SCOM started throwing alerts every 30 seconds. Essentially, they looked like this:

Oct 20 13:13:56 cltlb01 l4d: VS 47.231.153.66:443(TMG Lync External HTTPS meetContosoCom) Taken out of service due to failed Real Servers

Looking at the servers, the first front end server wasn’t reporting any issues. But the second was flooded with these in the application log:

Event log entry

Event log entry

Every time the HLB tried to do the health check, another ASP.NET exception would show up in the event log. We checked the HLB config, and it was properly set to connect to https://*/meet/blank.html for its deep health check. This is important because if you have it set to just check /meet or https://*meet/, I’ve seen this identical problem pop up. I verified that the file was at the correct location (C:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2010\Web Components\Join Launcher\Int), and that I could open it in IE. The file didn’t have a recent modified date. So, we changed the health check just to do a TCP bind to the server, and the problem went away. HLB was happy, and ASP.NET alerts stopped in the event log. Synthetic tests came back fine. Back to the baseball game, I figured.

Fast forward to Monday morning, when two users simultaneously contacted me to say that they were attempting to join a scheduled Lync meeting and getting the below error. Not the same meeting – two separate meetings.

Meeting join error

Meeting join error

They sent me the links, and I was able to successfully join both meetings, but I’m homed on a different server than those two users. The plot thickens.

I looked at the front end servers again, and sure enough, whenever someone would try to join either of those meetings, that trouble server would throw an ASP.NET error again. It wasn’t as fixed as I hoped.

I drained the server using Stop-CsWindowsService -Graceful, then stopped IIS using net stop w3svc. I navigated to C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727 and ran aspnet_regiis.exe -i. I restarted the server, and suddenly the problem was gone. Everyone was able to join their meetings, and the server no longer was throwing ASP.NET errors. We changed the health check back to looking at /meet/blank.html, and all was good.

One liners: List All Users Who Have Send-As Access To Other Mailboxes

October 23, 2012 1 comment

Exchange 2013 logo 128x128If you need to list all users who have Send-As access to other user’s mailboxes in Exchange, try this little one-liner from Exchange Management Shell:

Get-Mailbox -ResultSize unlimited | Get-ADPermission | Where {$_.ExtendedRights -like "Send-As" -and $_.User -notlike "NT AUTHORITY\SELF" -and (! $_.Deny)} | fl Identity,User,AccessRights,IsInherited

This will show you the user who has the right and the mailbox they have rights to.

Send-As rights

Send-As rights. Click to enlarge.

Note that I use fl (Full List) instead of ft (Full Table) because the identity field can be quite long.

Function: Set-AdminUser – Clear AdminCount and Enable Security Inheritance

October 22, 2012 11 comments

Powershell_logo-137x137Description

While migrating some users during a Lync migration, I needed to disable users for Lync in one forest, and enable them in another. I ran into a problem where many users in the legacy forest had adminCount set to 1, and security inheritance disabled. The problem is that my account didn’t have rights to disable them in Lync, and I was getting an access denied error. This is common when the user is/was a member of a protected group. I won’t go into the background of adminCount, as it’s well documented.

I knew that as the migration progressed, we would identify more users where this was the case. So I wanted to find a better way of dealing with these. There are several ways of finding users with adminCount set using PowerShell, including

([adsisearcher]"(AdminCount=1)").findall()

and using the ActiveDirectory PowerShell module via

Get-ADuser -LDAPFilter "(admincount=1)" | select name

and we can look at groups, too, using

Get-ADgroup -LDAPFilter "(admincount=1)" | select name

Turns out that many of the users (1000+) were no longer members of protected groups, what’s often referred to as Orphaned AdminSD Objects. So we could clear adminCount and enable security inheritance. But doing this manually on 1000+ users isn’t something that any of us wanted to spend time doing.

We can clear adminCount with a one-liner:

Get-AdUser [user name] | Set-AdObject -clear adminCount

But that doesn’t take care of security inheritance, which is the real culprit in my issue. We can use dsacls:

$User = [ADSI] $_.Path
dsacls $User.distinguishedName /p:n

Unfortunately, this involves multiple steps in native PowerShell. So, a function was born.

Set-AdminUser takes input from either the $UserName parameter, or via the pipeline, and clears adminCount, then enables security inheritance. It can process a single user or multiple, such as with the output of Get-ADGroupMember.

Syntax

Set-AdminUser [[-UserName] ] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] []

Examples

Set-AdminUser [user name]
Get-AdGroupMember [group name] | Set-AdminUser

Code

Here is the function to copy. You can also download it in the download section below.

function Set-AdminUser	{  
	<# 
	.SYNOPSIS
			Clears adminCount, and enables inherited security on a user account.

	.DESCRIPTION
			Clears adminCount, and enables inherited security on a user account.

	.NOTES
	    Version    	      	: v1.0
	    Wish list						: 
	    Rights Required			: UserAdministrator
	    Sched Task Req'd		: No
	    Lync Version				: N/A
	    Lync Version				: N/A
	    Author       				: Pat Richard, Exchange MVP
	    Email/Blog/Twitter	: pat@innervation.com 	http://www.ehloworld.com @patrichard
	    Dedicated Post			: http://www.ehloworld.com/1621
	    Disclaimer   				: You running this script means you won't blame me if this breaks your stuff.
	    Info Stolen from 		: http://serverfault.com/questions/304627/powershell-script-to-find-ad-users-with-admincount-0
													: http://morgansimonsen.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/adminsdholder-protected-groups-sdprop-and-moving-mailboxes-in-exchange/

	.LINK     

http://www.ehloworld.com/1621

	.INPUTS
			You can pipeline input to this command		

	.PARAMETER UserName
			Create the scheduled task to run the script daily. It does NOT create the required Exchange receive connector.

	.EXAMPLE 
			Set-AdminUser -UserName [user name]

			Description
			-----------
			Clears the adminCount of the specified user, and enabled inherited security

	.EXAMPLE 
			Get-AdGroupMember [group name] | Set-AdminUser

			Description
			-----------
			Clears the adminCount of all group members, and enabled inherited security

	#>
	#Requires -Version 2.0	

	[CmdletBinding(SupportsShouldProcess = $True)]
	param (
		[Parameter(ValueFromPipeline = $true, ValueFromPipelineByPropertyName = $True, Mandatory = $False)]
	  [ValidateNotNullOrEmpty()]
		[string]$UserName
	)
	Begin{
		## allows inheritance 
		[bool]$isProtected = $false
		## preserves inherited rules 
		[bool]$PreserveInheritance = $true
	}
	Process{
		[string]$dn = (Get-ADUser $UserName).DistinguishedName
		Set-AdObject -identity $dn -clear adminCount
		$user = [ADSI]"LDAP://$dn"
		$acl = $user.objectSecurity
		Write-Verbose $dn
		Write-Verbose "Original permissions blocked:"
		Write-Verbose $acl.AreAccessRulesProtected
		if ($acl.AreAccessRulesProtected){
			$acl.SetAccessRuleProtection($isProtected,$PreserveInheritance)
			$inherited = $acl.AreAccessRulesProtected
			$user.commitchanges()
			Write-Verbose "Updated permissions blocked:"
			Write-Verbose $acl.AreAccessRulesProtected
		}
	}
	End{
		remove-variable acl
		remove-variable UserName
		remove-variable isProtected
		remove-variable PreserveInheritance
		remove-variable dn
		remove-variable user
	}
} # end function Set-AdminUser

Download

v1.0 – 10-20-2012 Set-AdminUser.v1.0.zip

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October 2012 Updates Released for Lync Server 2010

October 11, 2012 1 comment

The Lync team has released the October 2012 updates for Lync Server 2010 and related products. Here are some of the details:

2493736 Updates for Lync Server 2010

Highlights

  1. 2735313 No notification of an incoming file transfer when you minimize a Lync 2010 conversation window
  2. 2735319 A user name that is included in a Lync Online meeting URL is incorrect when delegate is configured
  3. 2735321 “Block all” setting of the global file transfer filter does not work in Lync Server 2010
  4. 2735323 A call to an UCMA 3.0 endpoint is disconnected after 30 minutes

KBs

Lync Server 2010

  1. 2670358 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Administrative Tools: February 2012
  2. 2740403 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Core Components: October 2012
  3. 2701659 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Conferencing Attendant: June 2012
  4. 2514978 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Conferencing Server: November 2011
  5. 2737902 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Web Components Server: October 2012
  6. 2737915 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010: October 2012
  7. 2708616 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Web Conferencing Server: June 2012
  8. 2640253 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Mediation Server: November 2011
  9. 2740406 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Unified Communications Managed API 3.0 Runtime: October 2012
  10. 2650037 Description of the update for Lync Server 2010 Bandwidth Policy Service: December 2011
  11. 2743736 Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Mobility Service: October 2012

Use the cumulative update installer, called LyncServerUpdateInstaller.exe to view and install the needed updates. That update can be downloaded here.

Clients

  1. 2737155 Cumulative Updates for Lync 2010
  2. 2752160 Cumulative Updates for Lync 2010 Attendee – Administrator level installation
  3. 2752157 Cumulative Updates for Lync 2010 Attendee – User level installation

Phone Edition

No updates listed

For information on updating Lync Phone Edition devices, see Jeff Schertz’s article Updating Lync Phone Edition Devices, as well as my script New-CsFirmware.ps1

Group Chat

No updates listed

Installation

Note: Pay close attention to the installation notes listed on the summary page. They include manual tasks that must be followed after installing the updates on Lync servers.

Microsoft Re-releases Several Exchange Update Rollups Due to Code Signing Issue

October 11, 2012 1 comment

Microsoft has discovered that digital certificates used to sign some files in recent Update Rollups for Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2007 will expire prematurely, some as soon as the next couple of months. This was documented in a recent Security Advisory. As a result, Microsoft has released corrected versions of Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2, Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2010 SP1, and Update Rollup 8 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3. For the most part, nothing from a code or functionality/feature set changes, with the exception of Update Rollup 4 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2. That rollup includes a fix for  a problem with Outlook 2010 and 2013 where only one result is returned when clicking “view all results”. That fix, from KB 2756987, is now included. All of these Update Rollups, dubbed the “V2″ of each, are now available for download at the links below.

When installing these Update Rollups, it is not required to uninstall the original version.

Microsoft has noted in another Advisory from Security Research and Defense that this isn’t an Exchange issue, and is reissuing other recent releases as well. This includes some security patches. I suggest you read that advisory to see how it may impact other systems in your environment.

Microsoft has also released a WinVerifyTrust package to verify that the issue is resolved. Download the appropriate version if you’d like to ensure you’re safe.

It’s also important to know that some third-party applications and solutions may display unexpected results if they query these incorrect time stamps. As a result it’s recommended that you install the v2 versions even if you already have the original v1 version installed. Microsoft states: “We encourage all customers to apply the re-released, re-signed security updates as they become available. As an additional defense-in-depth measure, we recommend that customers also apply the updated WinVerifyTrust package which serves as an effective way for Windows and Microsoft applications to extend the validity period of these packages beyond the premature expiration date. We should be clear that the re-released, re-signed security updates by themselves are sufficient to address the potential compatibility issue and the WinVerifyTrust package is not strictly necessary – it is offered as a defense-in-depth option to customers who want to ensure that this issue does not affect them between now and the time they apply the updated security updates.”

This latest blunder doesn’t give Exchange IT professionals a warm fuzzy feeling. This is the latest in a string of bungled releases that have had to be released due to some problem. While I applaud Microsoft in identifying and correcting the issue without trying to hide it, I have to wonder if it’s safe to install any patches for fear they may further break an Exchange environment. A long-standing belief that many have is to not install RTM software – wait till the first service pack comes out. I’ve never held on to that, but Microsoft sure isn’t doing much in the public eye to help rid that believe. Let’s hope this is a lesson learned and this type of public humiliation for Microsoft doesn’t become any more of a pattern.

Download

  1. 2756485 Update Rollup 4 v2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2
  2. 2756496 Update Rollup 7 v2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1
  3. 2756497 Update Rollup 8 v2 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

Users Are Continuously Prompted for Lync Response Groups Credentials

October 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Lync 2013 logo 128x128During a recent cross-forest migration, some users reported that after their workstation was moved to the new forest and their account was enabled for Lync, they would get the following prompt immediately after logging in:

Lync Response Groups prompt

Lync Response Groups prompt

Notice that it’s prompting for credentials for Response Groups. This environment had no Response Groups. If the user entered correct credentials, the prompt would just reappear right away. Users could click Cancel, and the prompt would go away, but would return about every 2 hours. Also noticed was that these users would never get a Lync Address Book, either.

This was a greenfield Lync deployment in a new forest that users, workstations, and email was migrated to from many other domains. Checking over the Lync environment yielded no real culprits. Issues with permissions on the Lync share can cause the issue, but those were correct as well. Certificates were also fine. Since only a few users reported the problem (< .1% of all Lync users), and all users in the organization were assigned the same policies in Lync, I became convinced it was a client side issue.

The resolution was to open Internet Explorer, go to Settings>Internet Options>Advanced. Scroll all the way to the bottom and remove the check for Enable Integrated Windows Authentication.

IE Integrated Windows Authentication setting

IE Integrated Windows Authentication setting

Click Ok, then reboot the machine. Once rebooted, go back and put the check back in the Enable Integrated Windows Authentication box and reboot again.

This resolved the problem for all of the users having this problem. Not only did the prompt stop appearing, but all users who performed the fix also reported successful address book downloads.

It’s important to note that while just disabling Integrated Windows Authentication generally resolves the prompt for credentials, you really should enable it again as described to avoid issues with other applications and services.

October 2012 Technical Rollup: Unified Communications

October 2, 2012 Leave a comment

News

Premier

OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT
http://www.opsvault.com/

Microsoft Premier Support UK – Site Home – TechNet Blogs
http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/

Antigen & Forefront

ForeFront Team Blog http://blogs.technet.com/forefront

ForeFront Server Security Support Blog http://blogs.technet.com/fssnerds

Exchange

Exchange Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/

MCS UK Unified Communications Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/msukucc

Microsoft Online Services Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/msonline/

  1. Exchange Server 2010 Monitoring Management Pack re-released http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/06/exchange-server-2010-monitoring-management-pack-re-released.aspx
  2. Office 365 – Password Expiration Notifications in Outlook http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/11/office-365-password-expiration-notifications-in-outlook.aspx   RBAC: Walkthrough of creating a role that can wipe ActiveSync Devices http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/12/rbac-walkthrough-of-creating-a-role-that-can-wipe-activesync-devices.aspx
  3. Windows Server 2012 and Exchange http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/14/windows-server-2012-and-exchange.aspx
  4. Exchange Online Protection: A Premium Protection and Policy Service for Email http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/18/exchange-online-protection-a-premium-protection-and-policy-service-for-email.aspx
  5. Comparing Exchange Online and Exchange Server 2013 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/19/comparing-exchange-online-and-exchange-server-2013.aspx
  6. The Cloud On Your Terms (PART I): Deploying Hybrid http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/20/the-cloud-on-your-terms-part-i-deploying-hybrid.aspx
  7. The Cloud On Your Terms (PART II): Managing Hybrid http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/20/the-cloud-on-your-terms-part-ii-managing-hybrid.aspx
  8. Lessons from the Datacenter: Managed Availability http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/21/lessons-from-the-datacenter-managed-availability.aspx
  9. In-Place Archiving http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/25/in-place-archiving.aspx
  10. Announcing Exchange 2010 Service Pack 3 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/25/announcing-exchange-2010-service-pack-3.aspx
  11. In-Place eDiscovery and In-Place Hold in the New Exchange – Part I http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/26/in-place-e-discovery-and-in-place-hold-in-the-new-exchange.aspx
  12. Keeping Your Organization Safe with the New Exchange http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/27/keeping-your-organization-safe-with-the-new-exchange.aspx
  13. Introducing Data Loss Prevention in the New Exchange http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/28/introducing-data-loss-prevention-in-the-new-exchange.aspx
  14. In-Place eDiscovery and In-Place Hold in the New Exchange – Part II http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/09/28/in-place-ediscovery-and-in-place-hold-in-the-new-exchange-part-ii.aspx

Hosted Messaging Collaboration

None

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

NextHop – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/

DrRez: Microsoft Lync Server Technical Reference Hub – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/drrez/

  1. Lync Server 2013 Preview: Recovering Response Groups During Disaster Recovery http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/04/lync-server-2013-preview-recovering-response-groups-during-disaster-recovery.aspx
  2. Lync Server 2013 Preview and Windows PowerShell: The Cure for the Post-Olympic Blues http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/05/lync-server-2013-preview-and-windows-powershell-the-cure-for-the-post-olympic-blues.aspx
  3. Update: Lync Server 2010 Remote Connectivity Analyzer http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/06/office-communications-server-remote-connectivity-analyzer.aspx
  4. How to Automate the New Account Creation Process http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/10/how-to-automate-your-new-account-creation-process.aspx
  5. Lync Server 2010 Response Group Service Commander http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/12/lync-response-group-service-commander.aspx
  6. Lync and Learn: Lync To Phone, Overview and Setup http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/13/lync-and-learn-lync-to-phone-overview-and-setup.aspx
  7. Lync Server 2010 Geographically Dispersed Edge Topology: Part 2 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/17/lync-server-2010-geographically-dispersed-edge-topology-part-2.aspx
  8. Lync Online: Office 365 for SMB Jump Start – Administering Lync Online http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/18/lync-online-office-365-for-smb-jump-start-administering-lync-online.aspx
  9. Lync Server 2010 External User Access Security Overview http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/19/lync-server-2010-external-user-access-security-overview.aspx
  10. Update: Configuring Lync Client Access Capabilities to Meet Client Access License Requirements http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/20/configuring-lync-client-access-capabilities-to-meet-client-access-license-requirements.aspx
  11. Update: Microsoft Lync 2013 Preview in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/21/microsoft-lync-2013-preview-in-a-virtual-desktop-infrastructure.aspx
  12. Lync Server 2010 Response Group Application Frequently Asked Questions http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/24/lync-server-2010-response-group-application-frequently-asked-questions.aspx
  13. LyncMD: Lync Users Do Not Hear Ringback Tone for Outbound Calls Through PSTN Gateway http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/09/27/lync-users-do-not-hear-ringback-tone-for-outbound-calls-through-pstn-gateway.aspx

Outlook

Outlook Blog http://blogs.office.com/b/microsoft-outlook/

Other

The Master Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/themasterblog/

Downloads

Antigen & Forefront

None

Exchange

None

Office 365

  1. Lync-to-phone Setup Checklist
    If your version of Office 365 includes Lync-to-phone (Lync Plan 3), you can set up an account with a Lync-to-phone service provider so users can make calls to, or receive calls from, any phone number. With Exchange Plan 2 and Unified Messaging, users can access voice mail directly from Outlook or Lync. http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=30739
  2. Information Protection and Control (IPC) in Office 365 Preview with Windows Azure AD Rights Management whitepaper
    http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=34768
  3. Office Deployment Tool for Click-to-Run Preview
    The Office Deployment Tool allows the administrator to customize and manage Office 2013 Click-to-Run deployments. This tool will help adminstrators to manage installations sources, product/language combinations, and deployment configuration options for Office Click-to-Run. http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=30344
  4. Microsoft Office 2013 Preview AppV packages
    Virtualized Office 2013 Preview packages for AppV 5.0 Beta deployments http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=30423
  5. Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 XMPP Gateway Hotfix KB 2742290
    This download includes all available updates for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 XMPP Gateway. http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=12722

Lync, Office Communication Server & LiveMeeting

  1. VHD Test Drive – Lync Server 2010 (Eval) – Part 2 of 2
    This download comes as a pre-configured set of VHD’s. This download enables you to fully evaluate Microsoft Lync Server 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=34602
  2. OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat Client
    This download includes all available updates for OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat Client. http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=30406
  3. OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat Server
    This download includes all available updates for OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat Server http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=30404
  4. VHD Test Drive – Lync Server 2010 (Eval) – Part 1 of 2
    This download comes as a pre-configured set of VHD’s. This download enables you to fully evaluate Microsoft Lync Server 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=26217
  5. Delegation for IP Phones White Paper
    This document discusses extension of the Boss/Admin features to IP phones. The boss-delegate is a collection of features designed by the Microsoft Lync team which optimize the boss and delegate Lync roles in IP phones with Lync Server. http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=34593
  6. OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat Admin Tool
    This download includes all available updates for OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat Admin Tool. http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=30405
  7. Audiocodes SmartTap Partner Solution Brief
    A brief describing Audiocodes SmartTap, a call recording solution for Lync. http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=34689
  8. Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom CX700 and LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540 – February 2012 Cumulative Update
    Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom® CX700 and LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540 is the next generation of software designed for the phones from Polycom and LG-Nortel to interoperate with Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more. http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=34701
  9. Microsoft Lync 2013 (Preview) VDI Plugin
    Microsoft Lync 2013 (Preview) VDI plug-in enables you to experience local like audio and video in peer-to-peer calls and conference calls when using Microsoft Lync 2013 (Preview) in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Environment. http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=34694
  10. Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee – User Level Install
    Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee is a conferencing client that allows users without Microsoft Lync 2010 installed, to participate in online meetings. If you are not an administrator on the computer but an administrator has allowed you to perform installations, you can install this application. http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=15755
  11. Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee – Admin Level Install
    Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee is a conferencing client that allows users without Microsoft Lync 2010 installed, to participate in online meetings. A user with an administrator account on the computer can install Lync 2010 Attendee so that users of the computer can join Microsoft Lync Server 2010-hosted meetings. http://www.microsoft.com/download/details.aspx?id=23396

Outlook

None

Other

None

Downloads

None

Events/Webcasts

  1. Effective Conferencing with Microsoft Lync: Transitioning from Office Live Meeting
    Event ID: 1032530396
    Language(s):  English.
    An introduction to Microsoft Lync for users making the move from Office Live Meeting.
    Starts: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530396
  2. Best Practices for Microsoft Lync Conferencing
    Event ID: 1032530402
    Language(s):  English.
    Learn best practices for managing Online Meetings using Microsoft Lync. From scheduled conferences to instant application sharing, discover how easy it is to collaborate successfully!
    Starts: Wednesday, October 03, 2012 11:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530402
  3. Introducing Microsoft Lync
    Event ID: 1032530410
    Language(s):  English.
    Welcome to Microsoft Lync! Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication.
    Starts: Thursday, October 04, 2012 7:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530410
  4. Introducing Microsoft Lync
    Event ID: 1032530411
    Language(s):  English.
    Welcome to Microsoft Lync! Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication.
    Starts: Thursday, October 04, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530411
  5. Effective Conferencing with Microsoft Lync: Transitioning from Office Live Meeting
    Event ID: 1032530397
    Language(s):  English.  An introduction to Microsoft Lync for users making the move from Office Live Meeting.
    Starts: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration:1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530397
  6. Best Practices for Microsoft Lync Conferencing
    Event ID: 1032530403
    Language(s):  English.
    Learn best practices for managing Online Meetings using Microsoft Lync. From scheduled conferences to instant application sharing, discover how easy it is to collaborate successfully!
    Starts: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 11:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530403
  7. Introducing Microsoft Lync
    Event ID: 1032530412
    Language(s):  English.
    Welcome to Microsoft Lync! Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication.
    Starts: Thursday, October 11, 2012 7:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530412
  8. Introducing Microsoft Lync
    Event ID: 1032530413
    Language(s):  English.
    Welcome to Microsoft Lync! Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication.
    Starts: Thursday, October 11, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530413
  9. Effective Conferencing with Microsoft Lync: Transitioning from Office Live Meeting
    Event ID: 1032530398
    Language(s):  English.
    An introduction to Microsoft Lync for users making the move from Office Live Meeting.
    Starts: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530398
  10. Best Practices for Microsoft Lync Conferencing
    Event ID: 1032530404
    Language(s):  English.
    Learn best practices for managing Online Meetings using Microsoft Lync. From scheduled conferences to instant application sharing, discover how easy it is to collaborate successfully!
    Starts: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 11:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530404
  11. Introducing Microsoft Lync
    Event ID: 1032530414
    Language(s):  English.
    Welcome to Microsoft Lync! Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication.
    Starts: Thursday, October 18, 2012 7:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530414
  12. Introducing Microsoft Lync
    Event ID: 1032530415
    Language(s):  English.
    Welcome to Microsoft Lync! Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication.
    Starts: Thursday, October 18, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530415
  13. Effective Conferencing with Microsoft Lync: Transitioning from Office Live
    Meeting Event ID: 1032530399
    Language(s):  English.
    An introduction to Microsoft Lync for users making the move from Office Live Meeting.
    Starts: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530399
  14. Best Practices for Microsoft Lync Conferencing
    Event ID: 1032530405
    Language(s):  English.
    Learn best practices for managing Online Meetings using Microsoft Lync. From scheduled conferences to instant application sharing, discover how easy it is to collaborate successfully!
    Starts: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 11:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530405
  15. Introducing Microsoft Lync
    Event ID: 1032530416
    Language(s):  English.
    Welcome to Microsoft Lync! Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication.
    Starts: Thursday, October 25, 2012 7:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530416
  16. Introducing Microsoft Lync
    Event ID: 1032530417
    Language(s):  English.
    Welcome to Microsoft Lync! Learn how Lync integrates instant messaging, audio and video calling, and online meeting functionality into one easy-to-use unified platform that will contribute to greater collaboration and more effective communication.
    Starts: Thursday, October 25, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530417
  17. Effective Conferencing with Microsoft Lync: Transitioning from Office Live Meeting
    Event ID: 1032530400
    Language(s):  English.
    An introduction to Microsoft Lync for users making the move from Office Live Meeting.
    Starts: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 9:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530400
  18. Best Practices for Microsoft Lync Conferencing
    Event ID: 1032530406
    Language(s):  English.
    Learn best practices for managing Online Meetings using Microsoft Lync. From scheduled conferences to instant application sharing, discover how easy it is to collaborate successfully!
    Starts: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 11:00 AM Time zone: (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) Duration: 1 hour(s) https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032530406

New KBs

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Coexistence:

  1. The e-mail address could not be resolved to an ExchangePrincipal error when a user tries to view free/busy information in Outlook http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2697150
  2. 404 – File or directory not found error message when you log off Outlook Web Access in Exchange Server 2003 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2748254

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise:

  1. The delegates page is not available. Cannot access Outlook folder error message when you try to configure a delegate by using Outlook 2007 or Outlook 2010 in an Exchange Server 2010 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2753709

Outlook

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

  1. Description of the Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter update: September 11 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2687407
  2. Delivering POP mail to an Exchange account may result in duplicate email messages http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752393
  3. Description of the Office updates: September 11 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2755588

Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition

  1. HOW TO: Specify Exchange Server Settings for Outlook 2002 User Profiles in the Custom Installation Wizard in Office XP http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308997

Microsoft Outlook 2010

  1. Outlook 2010 MailTip states that you don’t have permission to send to a restricted distribution group http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2755743
  2. Outlook continues to prompt for credentials after your domain password changes http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2762344