Sunday, June 23, 2013

Installing Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat Server on Windows Server 2012

Installing Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat Server on Windows Server 2012

In Pervious Article we have installed Lync 2013 Standard Edition Server on Windows Server 2012 Install Lync 2013 

In this article we are going to see, how to install and configure Lync 2013 Persistent Chat server.

Introduction: -

Lync 2013 Persistent enables to use multi-topic, Multiparty Conversation in single window.

·        Improve communication between geographically dispersed and cross-functional teams

·        Broaden information awareness and participation

·        Improve communication with your extended organization

·        Reduce information overload

·        Improve information awareness

·        Increase dispersion of important knowledge and information

High-Level Architecture: -



  • Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition
  • Full instance of SQL 2008 or SQL 2012 called CHAT

Steps 1:-

Open Topology Builder then Right Click Persistent Chat and Define Persistent Chat Pool server. In our serious we are going to see Single Computer Pool and you do not need load balancing or high availability.

 Steps 2:-

Define the Persistent Chat Display Name and Port Number 5041, Enable Compliance and Enable this pool as default for site.

Steps 3: -

Define the SQL Store

Steps 4: -

Define the Compliance SQL Store for storing conversation history for Security and Compliance.

Steps 5: -

Define the File Store

Steps 6: -
Select the Next hop pool
Step 7: - Publish the Topology.

Steps 8: -

Now you’ll want to open up the Lync Server Deployment Wizard and click Install or Update Lync Server System.

It will install Local Replica of CMS, Once it’s completed without any error move on next

Click Run in steps 2, it will install the Persistent Chat Server

Click Run in Steps 3, Request certificate for Persistent Chat and assign it.
Click Run in Step 4 for start the Lync Persistent Chat server services.

Steps 9: -
Now that we have built out the Persistent Chat function, it’s time to move into the Lync Server Control Panel and enable the functionality.
Open the Control Panel.  Click on Persistent Chat –> Persistent Chat Policy –> Check “Enable Persistent Chat”.

Now we need to add a category.  Click “Category” –> “New” –> and select your newly created Persistent Chat Server.
Fill in the settings and add your Allowed members.

Now we will add Persistent Chat Creators Members list which will allow the Members to Create/Modify the Persistent Chat Rooms.
Steps 10: -
Install Lync 2013 Client on users systems and login using above creators account for accessing the Persistent Chat room.
Now it is time to add a Chat Room to the category that was just created.  This can be accomplished through PowerShell, but I have found it easier to do it through the Lync 2013 Client when you are adding multiple users.
Inside your Lync 2013 Client, click the “Chat Rooms” icon and then the “+” symbol to the right and click on Create Chat Room
Enter User Name and Password who have access for creating Persistent Chat Room and Click on Create a New Room 
Enter the Room Name and followed information
 Once you created wait for 15 minutes for replication , Once it’s completed sign out and sign in back for access the Persistent Chat Room
Double Click the Chat Room for starting Conversation.



Keep your comments..