Complete Lync 2013 Installation Guide including – Web Access WAC, Archiving and Monitoring Server and Reports PART 3 of 6

Hello all, and welcome to part 3 of the Installation guide for Lync 2013 enterprise edition with all the extra features enabled and working.

In part 3 we are going to go into install the WAC server (web access server), and the Achiving and Monitoring plus testing to ensure all is fully functional.

Be sure to look back soon for part 4!!

If your unsure whats gone on before part 3 i.e.: part 1 and 2 select the links below.

Part 1 Complete Lync 2013 Installation Guide including – Pre Reqs, Enterprise Edition Pool, SQL Mirroring and Witness, Archiving/Monitoring, Persistent Chat, Edge Setup and XMPP integration PART 1 of 6

Part 2 Complete Lync 2013 Installation Guide including – Pre Reqs, Enterprise Edition Pool, SQL Mirroring and Witness, Archiving/Monitoring, Persistent Chat, Edge Setup and XMPP integration PART 2 of 6

Enjoy the guide and i look forward to any feedback and retweets!

Ok lets start from the top with the Web Access Server install

WAC PreReq’s

From the Server Run powershell AS ADMINISTRATOR and copy the following script it

firstly type Set-ExecutionPolicy 1 then select Y as this will allow you to run powershell scripts at a later time


Now run the follow command in powershell

Import-Module ServerManager

then the following

Add-WindowsFeature Web-Server,Web-WebServer,Web-Common-Http,Web-Static-Content,Web-App-Dev,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Net-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Includes,Web-Security,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Filtering,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Dyn-Compression,Web-Mgmt-Console,Ink-Handwriting,IH-Ink-Support

Once the modules have installed if your are running windows 2008 you will be prompted to restart the server at this point.

next step is to install the WAC services ***If you the need the WAC software you can download link here

Now at this stage run the setup.exe.
(i thought id put this into the blog as i got this error, again nothing to major just a couple for further prereqs for Win2008r2 server). you would not see this error on windows 2012




I've added the links to the missing files here 
.net 4.5
IIS update
Powershell 3.0

-- Following the issue and now installed components the screenshot of the successful install



Double click it to run the .exe file. Accept the terms and conditions and away you go.

Once this installation is complete its best practice to install the wac language pack as well as without this it could trip you up at a later date. (and its only 25mb) so nothing to taxing. again the link to the pack is here




















——- The WAC server setup is now complete.  So at this stage we need to go back to the Front-end of Lync 2013 for the topology and adding our WAC details within it.

Open your Lync 2013 topology and save it as normal, then navigate to the shared components


select the new office web apps server option.

Now add your wax details



Now publish your topology. Once you’ve published and its come back error free. your complete.. Now its time to test the powerpoint presentations.


Ok lets start the Archiving and Monitoring install

The first step is to add the required details back within the topology.

So open and save your topology, then navigate to your enterprise edition pool and right click to edit the properties.

Scroll down to the area were we need to add the required details


select the archiving option, then add your SQL details


Now add the required details for Monitoring.. this should be as simple as just selecting it from the option drop down as below


Now Publish your topology.


you will be prompted to select a alternate database configuration. For my lab i just accepted defaults


Once you get the successful publishing of your topology, its time to rerun the deployment wizard on your frontends to add the archiving and monitoring services.


As you can see we don’t have to run step1 or 3 as we already have the local CMS store homed on the frontend. And for step 3 we don’t require any further certificates as Archiving and monitoring don’t require them to function.

So simply select step 2 and Run…

The command should complete without issue. (as below).. however if you do get errors you will need to investigate the issue before you continue.


Next Step now is to start the services for Archiving and Monitoring. Step 3


Check to make sure that the frontend service restarts successfully. you will not see individual services for archiving and monitoring as they are part of the frontend service.





Now we are now complete


Last step now, lets start the Monitoring report installation

From the deployment wizard, select deploy monitoring reports



If you need to change your reporting services server, then this is the point to do so.

For our Lab deployment then we are going to accept the defaults

once its run through the deployment you should be presented with a screen like below.


Now lets jump back to the lync control panel and check that our report services are selectable (if you already had the lync control panel open you will need to close it and reopen it to see the monitoring option)

Select the reports


there you have it.. if you have followed the above you should have now your reports up and running



Thats it for Part 3. check back in a couple of days for Part 4 which will be persistent chat install and configuration.

Again happy to take comments, and please retweet.!


Iain Smith, NorthernLync.

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