Script: Set-Cs2013Features.ps1 – Easily Install Prerequisites and Tools for Microsoft Lync Server 2013
This script will assist in getting servers ready for the installation of Microsoft Lync Server 2013 on Windows Server 2012. This includes the operating system prerequisites, SQL Express (where necessary), Silverlight, and more. Some post installation options are also available, and include Microsoft tools such as the debugging tools, the Best Practices Analyzer (BPA), Connectivity Analyzer, and more. Where the script needs files available online, it will automatically download them. More options will be added as I have time, and can properly test. This includes Edge, Director, and Mediation server prerequisites, and more tools. If you have suggestions, please feel free to comment below.
The current options are:
1. Director – Installs the OS prerequisites and SQL Express instances required to install this role.
2. Edge – Installs the OS prerequisites and SQL Express instances required for this role.
3. Front End – includes the Operating System prerequisites, Microsoft Silverlight, as well as the installation of SQL Express SP1 and creation of the various required instances. The SQL Express installs are done because Lync Server installs the RTM version by default. So installing the SP1 version saves a long update later. Note that each instance takes 3-5 minutes to install. Enterprise edition servers have two instances, RTCLocal and LyncLocal, and Standard edition servers also have the RTC instance. See the syntax and example sections below on how to call the script for the two types of servers.
4. Mediation – still being tested to make sure I didn’t miss something.
5. Office Web App – Installs the OS prerequisites required, then installs the Office Web App binaries, and then installs two recent updates. Everything needed to deploy an Office Web Apps server.
6. Persistent Chat - Installs the OS prerequisites and SQL instance required for this role.
7. Lync Server 2013 Resource Kit - tools that make troubleshooting and administrating a Lync environment easier, such as Address Book config, etc.
8. Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat Resource Kit – tools useful for Persistent Chat environments.
9. Lync Server 2013 Debugging Tools - includes the logging tools such as OCSLogger and Snooper. Helpful for troubleshooting.
10. Lync Server 2013 Stress and Performance Tool – prepare, define, and validate performance
11. Lync Server 2013 Best Practices Analyzer – this tool helps identify any issues from a best practices perspective
12. Lync Server Connectivity Analyzer – identifies any issues that may result in connectivity problems for mobility clients including the Lync Windows Store app
13 Create Shutdown, Logoff, and Restart tiles on desktop – this is a streamlined version of Create a Shutdown/Restart/Logoff Windows 8 Tile for the Start menu (PowerShell) that puts easy to reach Shutdown, Restart, and Logoff tiles on the Start screen. In version 1.1, this was changed from the Start page of the logged on user who runs the script to the desktop and start page of all users.
14. Create scheduled task to automatically update PowerShell help files daily. I discuss this in Function: New-PSUpdateHelpScheduledTask – Auto Update PowerShell Help
15. Launch Windows Update
16. Install/Update Lync Server 2013 Documentation Help
17. Custom PortQryUI
18. Install Microsoft Network Monitor 3.4
19. Add custom Scheduler simple URL – if you’d like to have a simple URL for the scheduler app, such as scheduler.contoso.com, this option will handle the configuration of that. Note that this option requires that the simple URL provided be in the Subject Alternative Names (SAN) list of the certificate on your Front End servers. See Understanding the Lync Web Scheduler for additional info.
20. Install SQL Server 2012 Management Studio
21 Install telnet client
22. Download latest Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update – this ONLY downloads the file. It does not install it.
23. Create Windows UPdate tile on desktop
24. Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Runtime (UCMA 4.0) – this is required if you’re going to run sefautil.exe from the resource kit. It’s still recommended that sefautil.exe be used on a dedicate box.
Simply choose your desired option. When the script is finished, it will return to the menu.
Note: The installation of some Lync Server 2013 roles requires some .Net 3.5 components, which are not installed in Windows Server 2012 by default. So the script will need to know where your Server 2012 installation media is. The script defaults to d:, but can be configured for other locations.
The script will also create a log file that can be used for troubleshooting. The log file is created in the same folder that the script is in.
C:\Set-Cs2013Features.ps1 [[-TargetFolder] ] [[-Win2012Source] ] [[-SQLPath]] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm]
This will launch the script with the default options for Enterprise edition servers
Set-Cs2013Features.ps1 -Win2012Source e:
This will launch the script using the e: drive for the source of the Windows Server 2012 installation files
Set-Cs2013Features.ps1 -sqlpath "d:\sqlexpress"
This will install any related SQL Express instances to the specified path
Execution Policy: Third-party PowerShell scripts may require that the PowerShell Execution Policy be set to either AllSigned, RemoteSigned, or Unrestricted. The default is Restricted, which prevents scripts – even code signed scripts – from running. For more information about setting your Execution Policy, see Using the Set-ExecutionPolicy Cmdlet.
v1.6 – 05-24-2013 Set-Cs2013Features.v1.6.z1p
v1.5 – 05-10-2013 Set-Cs2013Features.v1.5.zip
v1.4 – 05-03-2013 Set-CsLync2013Prerequisites.v1.4.zip
v1.3 – 04-29-2013 Set-CsLync2013Prerequisites.v1.3.zip
v1.2 – 04-01-2013 Set-CsLync2013Prerequisites.v1.2.zip
v1.1 – 02-28-2013 Set-CsLync2013Prerequisites.v1.1.zip
v1.0 – 02-08-2013 Set-CsLync2013Prerequisites.v1.0.zip
See the changelog for information on what’s changed/included in each version.