I recently had an issue with Lync 2010 where when trying to use desktop or application sharing through the Lync 2010 client, it tries to start but then just shows a pause symbol. After scratching my head for a while, I realised that the the ‘Terminal Services’ service was not running on the clients – once I set this to auto and started it, it worked perfectly. I don’t remember seeing this in any documentation.
There is a simple and great extension of the Lync 2010 client that can allow you to have a real-time conversation with someone in a completely different language.
For example, just by adding a few registry entries, you can have an entire Lync conversation with someone who doesn’t speak English and Lync will do the language translation back and forth.
There is more information here but basically you just need to add the following current user registry entries and a new window is added to the Lync client.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
If you are running Lync Server 2010 and have previously used OCS, you may realize how hard it is to find the versions of Lync that your clients are running. It was very easy to do with OCS.
Stephen Olsen has written a fantastic tool that will show you the version each client is running along with a bunch of other useful information.
To find out more about this tool, visit his website http://www.stumper66.com/software/lync.html. Also download a copy of the tool from me – http://blog.danovich.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/FindLyncVersions.zip.
There are almost 550 PowerShell cmdlets to manage Lync 2010. I found it difficult to find the entire list of them and finally found that these 2 URLs were the most useful:
I came across a great tool that helps troubleshoot DNS issues relating to Lync or OCS sign-in trouble.
It queries your SIP domain for the required DNS records, especially helpful to determine which SRV records exist and which need to be added.
More info from http://www.insideocs.com/Tools/MOCLogin.htm.