Installing Lync 2013 in Lab – Prepare Active Directory Wizard

Lync 2013

In our last post, we learned “How to configured DNS records for Lync Server 2013“. In this article we will begin with Lync Server 2013 installation. The installation is also divided into 4 parts as follows:

  • Installing Lync Server 2013 – Prepare Active Directory (this article)
  • Installing Lync Server 2013 – Prepare first Standard Edition server & Install Administrative Tools
  • Installing Lync Server 2013 – Building up Topology
  • Installing Lync Server 2013 – Install or Update Lync Server System

In this article article we will begin with our first part i.e., “Prepare Active Directory”. Let’s begin:

  1. Login to Lync Server 2013.
  2. Make sure that Lync ISO is mounted to your CD\DVD drive or make sure the Lync installation files are copied into a folder. In our example, we have mounted Lync 2013 Server ISO to D:\ Drive.
  3. Launch My Computer, Right Click CD\DVD drive and click on Install or run program from your media

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  4. Click on Yes when prompted to install Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 x64 Minimum Runtime.

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  5. Specify a location where you would like the installation files to be done and click on Install. (In our example, we will leave the installation location as default and click on Install). Click on Install.

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  6. End User license Agreement – Check Mark “I accept the terms in the license agreement” to accept the license agreement and then click on OK.

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  7. Lync Server 2013 – Deployment Wizard – Click on “Prepare Active Directory”.

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  8. Active Directory Preparation – Prepare Schema – Click on Run

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  9. Active Directory Preparation – Prepare Schema – Click on Next

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  10. Active Directory Preparation – Prepare Schema – Once the commands are completed executing, click on Finish

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  11. Active Directory Preparation – Prepare Current Forest – Click on Run

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  12. Active Directory Preparation – Prepare Current Forest – Click on Next

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  13. Active Directory Preparation – Prepare Current Forest – Radio Check “Local Domain” and click on Next

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  14. Active Directory Preparation – Prepare Current Forest – Once the commands are completed executing, click on Finish

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  15. Active Directory Preparation – Prepare Current Domain – Click on Run

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  16. Active Directory Preparation – Prepare Current Domain – Click on Next

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  17. Active Directory Preparation – Prepare Current Domain – Once the commands are completed executing, click on Finish

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Now it’s time to add membership roles to the Administrator account. 

  1. Login to Domain Controller Server (DC)/Certificate Authority Server (CA)
  2. Go to Run > Type “dsa.msc” without quotes and hit enter.
  3. Active Directory Users and Computers window will open

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  4. Expand “domain.com” (In our case we will expand “uccollabing.com”), click on Users

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  5. Right Click “Administrator” user and Click on Properties

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  6. Click on “Member of” tab

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  7. Click on Add
  8. Under Enter the object names to select, type the following and click on Check Names
    CSAdministrator;RTCUniversalServerAdmin

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  9. Click on OK then Click on Apply and then click on OK

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That’s all! In the next article, we will follow the installation “Prepare first Standard Edition server & Install Administrative Tools”.

Hope this helps!

Go back to – Step by Step Lync Server 2013 Installation & Configuration

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