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AuthorTom Arbuthnot

Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at tomtalks.show and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

How to enable Lync Media Bypass over TCP (rather than TLS)

I’ve had this question a couple of times so thought it might make a good post. Media-Bypass allows a Lync client and gateway to transmit media (RTP) directly between each other, you are “bypassing” the Mediation Server (in OCS media had to go via a mediation server). Signalling will still go via the Mediation Server.  Note: Using TCP will mean your media traffic is running over the network in the...

Come along to Microsoft UC User Group London, 25th October 2012

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    Just a quick notice that it’s coming up to the next MUCUGL meet, scheduled for 25th October 2012 at the Polycom EBC in London. It would be great to see you there. Tom Last October we held the event at the Polycom Executive Experience Centre, this is a great centrally located London venue and we’re pleased to be back again. Jabra are co-sponsoring this event and Stuart Black will be...

Installing Exchange 2013 Preview on Server 2012

  Continuing my Office 2013 Posts, here are the steps for installing Exchange 2013 Preview. Following this post will be how to setup Exchange 2013 UM with Lync 2013. Install Server 2013 Prerequisites: Install-WindowsFeature AS-HTTP-Activation, Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework-45-Features, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, Web-Mgmt-Console, WAS-Process-Model, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-Basic...

Boot Windows 8 RTM to the desktop – Simple Workaround (Task Scheduler, Send “Enter” key)

If you’ve come across the post and just want the answer, jump to “The Solution”, if you’re interested in how I came to it and why read on. This was really a case of finding out if it could be done (which is can in a work around kind of way), personally I’m not sure if it’s that much effort to click desktop on first boot. I’ve switched a lot of my machines to Windows 8 now, and so far I’m pretty...

Walkthrough: Installing Lync 2013 Preview Enterprise Edition with Mirrored Database Backend (Part 2)

In Part one we setup our topology, in part two we will install out Front End Severs On our First Front end server (and following the same process for each front end server): Install or Update Lync Server System Install or Update Lync Server System Install Local Configuration Store       Setup or Remove Components       Request, Install or Assign Certificates Request...

Walkthrough: Installing Lync 2013 Preview Enterprise Edition with Mirrored Database Backend (Part 1)

Note this is the Preview release and as such may still change before RTM. This release is strictly for Lab/non-prod use. Lab setup: New Server 2012 domain. 1 Lync 2010 SE (CU6). 2 Lync 2013 FE, 2 SQL DB Servers already setup (Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012) In part one we will setup the Topology and databases, in part two we will install the Front End Servers.   Server 2012...

Installing Lync 2013 backend Database Server: SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012

As part of my Lync 2013 Preview lab I am moving to Windows Server 2012 and SQL Server 2012. Here are the steps to install SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012 for the Lync backend/Monitoring/Archiving Databases. Server is Windows Sever 2012 standard with GUI, domain joined. I am installing two SQL Servers with this method to form my two backend SQL databases for Mirroring in Lync Server 2013...

Windows 8: Enable Wake on LAN (WOL) by disabling Fast Startup (HiberbootEnabled)

Just a quick post but I’m sure I’m not the only person who will hit this. I noticed that in Windows 8 Consumer Preview I couldn’t get Wake on LAN (WOL) to work on hardware that had been fine for WOL before. A bit of digging around lead me to disabling “fast boot” or fast startup in order to get it to work. Basically fast startup is sort of like a hibernated start, key files are loaded from a disk...

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