There are several places on the web that consolidate lots of Lync 2010 resources, but I’m yet to find one that seems to have everything I need to lay my hands on when I build a new Lync 2010. Here’s mine. I hope it’s of use to you. If you find any tools that you think are missing from this list, please let me know.
Here are my other toolkits
- Skype for Business 2019 Resource Toolkit.
- Skype for Business 2015 Resource Toolkit.
- Lync 2013 Resource Toolkit.
I’m no longer regularly updating this page. Can we chat about a Skype for Business upgrade instead?
Lync Server 2010 Hotfix – January 2019 – 4.0.7577.756
Lync 2010 Client Security update – September 2017
This is Kb 4025866, taking the client to 4.0.7577.4540. This is the client fix itself:
And the Lync attendee app:
- Admin-level install (AttendeeAdmin.msp)
Lync Phone Edition Update – April 2017
This update takes Phone Edition to 4.0.7577.4531.
Download the relevant CAB files from here:
- Polycom CX500, 600 and CX3000 (4.0.7577.4531)
- Aastra 6721 and 6725 (4.0.7577.4531)
- HP 4110 and 4120 (4.0.7577.4531)
- Tanjay (unchanged from Dec 2015 at 4.0.7577.4494)
Lync 2010 Client Security update – August 2016
This is the 9th August 2016 version of the Lync 2010 Attendee software – Kb 3074302:
- User-level install (AttendeeUser.msp)
Server Security Update – April 2016
CU 6 – June 2012
(The rest of CU6 is here if you still want it)
- Hotfix Kb2842632 (December 2013 – 4.0.7577.4398)
- x64 & x86 (one installer suits both)
Official Microsoft bits
- The Microsoft Lync Connectivity Analyzer. This free-standing EXE will assess your deployment and let you know if it’s compliant/compatible with both the Lync Mobile client and the Lync Store App. (Updated to v 8308.582 January 2014)
- Mobility Service – the installer (7577.183 – Dec 2011)
- The Mobility Guide (March 2012)
- Group Chat Server (4.0.7577.4071 – CU5 – March 2012)
- BPA (4.0.7577.118 – February 2011)
- Lync Attendant (4.0.7577.0 – Dec 2010)
- Reskit (version 4.0.7577.197 – May 2012)
- The resource kit book – free to download
- The protocol workloads poster (Oct 2012)
- The documentation Help file (March 2012)
- Edge reference topologies. This particular image is tested in EVERY Lync exam you’ll ever sit!
- Anti-virus exclusion list
- Lync 2010 and 2013 Bandwidth Calculator
- Lync 2010 and 2013 – Call Quality Methodology poster (4 Feb 2014)
- Migrate OCS to Lync – TechNet landing page
- The new (Christmas 2012) combined Test Connectivity site for Lync and Exchange
Third-party tools and utils
- Batch file to set the GalDownloadInitialDelay to 0
- EHLO World’s fantastic “get-csconnections.ps1” script. Audit client versions, see who’s connected to what FE & more.
- Curtis Johnstone’s “MOCLogin”, now “The OCS & Lync Sign-In Troubleshooting Tool V3.0”
- Stumper’s “Find Lync Versions” – reports who’s patched and who’s not
- Notepad++. Essential for viewing logs from the UX2000, and has a great file comparison feature too!
- 7-zip. The only archiver you ever need. Opens ISOs & can split GIANT log files into manageable chunks
- Goldwave – brilliant audio editing software. You’ll need this to neaten your RGS and AA recordings or perhaps resample the customer-provided MOH file to a supported format. The best $50 you’ll spend for a while!
- Chad McGreanor’s walk-through on requesting a cert for TMG
- Event Zero’s “Big Boss” web-based app will generate a test call to you. Alternatively, try their Federation Tester
- Johan Veldhuis has created a great PowerShell-based GUI wrapper for SEFAUtil. It works for both the Lync 2010 and 2013 releases
- Chris Wright’s AD Photo Edit tool. Highly commended. It probably annoys the pants off the commercial software operations that such a great util can be had for free!
- Curtis Johnstone shows how to establish a remote powershell session.
Lync Blogs & related websites
My own posts
- MAdCaP.ps1 – a “script”, but actually presents a GUI for you to Manage Analog devices and Common area Phones!
- HIDnLync – adds shortcut keys to change your status or personal note. Interface with external hardware and use it to trigger a change in your Lync. For Lync 2010 and Lync 2013
- Elyza – a Lync implementation of Weizenbaum’s 1966 “ELIZA” + useful Lync test and demo tool
- Profiles for Lync v2 – bounce between multiple Lync accounts with a click of the mouse. For Lync 2010 and Lync 2013
- Script to list unused numbers
- Loading OCPE Updates.cab into Lync – since superceded by this script from the “Ehlo World” blog.