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Set-CsClientPin: User is homed on a server that is not supported by this cmdlet

To change the PIN of a Common Area Phone, you went ahead to execute the following on a Lync Server 201x Front-End:

Set-CsClientPin : User desmond.lee@domaino.com is homed on a server that is not supported by this cmdlet.
At line:1 char:1
+ Set-CsClientPin -Pin 0000 -Identity “…
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (sba01.domaini.com:String) [Set-CsClientPin], ManagementException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : User desmond.lee@domaino.com is homed on a server that is not supported by this cmdlet.,Microsoft.Rtc.Management. UserPinService.SetOcsUserPinCmdlet

Looking at the error message, the FQDN of the Front-End server appears valid and is operational.

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Lync 201x Help! Where is the Delete Button to Remove My Phone Number?

In Lync 2013/2010 (desktop) client, you have the ability to specify a different telephone number to forward or simu-ring an incoming call. Typically, this is a private number which is not recorded in any of the standard telephone attributes in Active Directory.

To your surprise, there is no delete button or option to remove a previously entered telephone number (mobile/handy or private residential number). Since only a single number can be used at any one time for this feature, the mere act of supplying a different number will remove the last entry in the Lync Server 201x SQL backend (and hence from the Lync 201x client interface).

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Lync Server 2013: Debug-CsUnifiedContactStore

You understand that Exchange Server 2013 is required when working with the Unified Contact Store feature in Lync Server 2013. The Debug-CsUnifiedContactStore cmdlet, introduced in the Cumulative Updates for Lync Server 2013: February 2013, is well positioned to help you troubleshoot issues with regards to UCC.

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Lync Server 2013: Invoke-CsDatabaseFailover -DatabaseType User

Suppose you setup SQL Server mirroring backend in your Lync Server 2013 infrastructure for site level high availability. To perform a manual failover of the databases with the help of Invoke-CsDatabaseFailover, it may be useful to identify the individual database tables by name, say when you need to explicitly exclude certain tables.

Invoke-CsDatabaseFailover -DatabaseType user -PoolFqdn fepool.swissitpro.net -NewPrincipal Primary -ExcludeDatabaseList …

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Change Lync On-line Meeting Invitation to Other Languages

You run the US English version of Windows 7/8 desktop operating system. Office 2010/2013 is installed based on the same language alongside with Lync 2010/2013. By default, Lync online meetings scheduled (via the Lync add-on) in Outlook take on this language setting.

How can I change the Lync online meeting invitation from English to another language such as German (or French, etc.) then?

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Which Version of Lync Client Do I Really have?

Simply execute the following to show all components related to the Lync 2013 and/or 2010 client application. You can use the same approach against the Lync Server 2013/2010 backend infrastructure.

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Where is My Lync Server 2013 Central Management Store (CMS) II?

One of the frequently asked questions from readers’ of this blog involves remote PowerShell. A typical example would see a Lync administrator executing cmdlets in a remote PowerShell session …

(Get-CsTopology).
ActiveCentralMgmtService.
InstalledOn.Fqdn

… with the (surprising) result of, well, no results at all.

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Office Web Apps Server (WAC) in Lync Server 2013: Service Started and Stopped

You successfully installed a new Office Web Apps Server (WAC) in your Lync Server 2013 infrastructure.  As soon as you start the WACSM service, it stops automatically with the message below. No other warning or error message is logged in the Event Viewer.

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Services
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The Office Web Apps service on Local Computer started and then stopped. Some services stop automatically if they are not in use by other services or programs.
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OK
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Update Digest: Lync 2013 Security Update, Lync for Mac 2011 Update (Jun 2014)

Lync 2013 (Desktop client)

  • MS14-036: Description of the security update for Microsoft Lync 2013: June 10, 2014
    - MS14-036: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft graphics component could allow remote code execution: June 10, 2014 (KB2967487)
    - This security update resolves a resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft Lync that could allow information disclosure if a user opens a specially crafted Lync meeting request.
    - Prerequisites: Mso (KB2878316), Msores (KB2817624) and IDCRL (KB2826040) packages
  • Update 2850074 for Lync 2013 (Lynchelp): June 2014
    - [version 15.0.4623.1000] described in KB2850074
    - download x86 (lynchelploc2013-kb2850074-fullfile-x86-glb.exe) or x64 (lynchelploc2013-kb2850074-fullfile-x64-glb.exe)

Lync for Mac Update
- [version 14.0.9] described in KB2963369
- download lync_14.0.9_140606.dmg
- Prerequisites: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later; uninstall Lync for Mac 2011 earlier than 14.0.4
- Enhanced 911 (E911) functionality with location awareness feature
- dynamic camera selection
- improved file/picture transfer in desktop sharing and IM
- See “Lync for Mac update—E911 functionality plus video and file-sharing enhancements” (Office Blogs / Lync)

Keywords: patch, hotfix, update, rollup package, lync cumulative update (Lync 2013), lync client,  security, cu update, mise à jour, cu, update rollup, RU (release update), Lync for Mac 2011

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Where is My Lync Server 2013 Central Management Store (CMS)?

Regardless of the number of Lync Server 2013/2010 central sites, branch offices or Front-End Standard or Enterprise Edition Pools, there is only a single FE pool per Active Directory forest which holds the Central Management Store database.

To quickly determine the FQDN of the active CMS, simply execute:

(Get-CsTopology).ActiveCentralMgmtService.InstalledOn.Fqdn

Knowing  this information will help you better plan and deploy Lync Server 201x cumulative updates (CU) especially when update of the backend CMS is required as instructed in the KB.

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