Lync Server 2013 Edge Server

Today I started with my Lync Edge Server installation. A few steps that need to be done on your Front-End Server before you can do much with the lync installation on the Edge server.

I created a new Edge pool, went through all the steps and added in all the correct IPs, etc. After that I exported the config using a simple command Export-CsConfiguration -File C:\export.zip

I copied the export to the new edge server as you need to select the option for Edge when running the install. After I ran step one I got a warning, I went to step 2 and got the following error in the installation.

“Warning, no host found in topology”, I realised my mistake, the Edge Pool name was different to the Edge server name and it needs to match the Edge Server. I quickly created a new Edge pool, removed the old one and published it. This time the install succeeded.

Hope it helps.

Exchange 2013 – Cannot Add new members to Distribution Group

Today I logged into the web console on Exchange 2013 and wanted to added a few new users to the main DL. Everything went in fine however when I clicked save the following error was returned.

“You don’t have sufficient permissions. This operation can only be performed by a manager of the group”

So in AD I was the owner, had all the permissions and still Exchange didn’t want to budge. I then ran the following command from Powershell for Exchange:

Set-DistributionGroup -Identity <Name of DL> -BypassSecurityGroupManagerCheck –ManagedBy <username>

After this my name appeared as the Owner on this DL which it didn’t before and I was able to add in all the new users.

Hope it helps.