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Test-CsGroupIm operation has timed out

Posted by in Firewall, Lync 2010, Lync Server

Yet another one of those interesting discoveries that took most of my afternoon to figure out. What I was trying this time was synthetic test cmdlets available to test different workloads in Lync Server 2010. I was testing IM conferencing. I had two users in this scenarios homed on different pools. I was trying to make sure everything is configured correctly and the users in this test can initiate an IM conference and invite other users. First I tried using Test-CsGroupIM and Test-CsAVConference cmdlets against user’s home pool, using the…read more


Automatic collection of configuration data failed

Posted by in Firewall, Lync 2010, Lync Server

As I was building my Lync 2010 lab today, I came across an interesting problem. I am calling it interesting because I had already installed two front-end servers which were going to be in an enterprise pool. Now was the time to install SE in simulated multi-site environment. As I started the install and started step 1 – “Install Local Configuration Store”, I clicked “next” to retrieve topology from CMS as the SE was on a routed subnet that was able to connect to FEs in different AD Site. The…read more