Administering users in a hybrid Lync Server 2013 deployment


Topic Last Modified: 2014-05-29

You can manage user settings and policies for users migrated to Lync Online by using the User Management features available in the Microsoft 365 admin center. You must sign in by using your tenant administrator account to perform administration tasks.

Moving Users Back to On-premises


This section applies only to users that were created and enabled for Lync on-premises and then moved from an on-premises deployment to Lync Online. If you want to move users that were created in Lync Online (and not ever enabled for Lync in an on-premises deployment) see, Moving users from Lync Online to Lync on-premises in Lync Server 2013.

  • Run the following cmdlets to move a user from Lync Online back to Lync on-premises:

     Move-CsUser -Identity -Target -Credential $cred -HostedMigrationOverrideUrl <URL>

The format of the URL specified for the HostedMigrationOverrideUrl parameter must be the URL to the pool where the Hosted Migration service is running, in the following format:

Https://<Pool FQDN>/HostedMigration/hostedmigrationService.svc. You can determine the URL to the Hosted Migration Service by viewing the URL for the Lync Online Control Panel for your Microsoft 365 or Office 365 organization account.

To determine the Hosted Migration Service URL for your Microsoft 365 or Office 365 organization

  1. Log in to your organization as an administrator.

  2. Open the Lync admin center.

  3. With the Lync admin center displayed, select and copy the URL in the address bar up to An example URL looks similar to the following:

  4. Replace webdir in the URL with admin, resulting in the following:

  5. Append the following string to the URL: /HostedMigration/hostedmigrationservice.svc.

    The resulting URL, which is the value of the HostedMigrationOverrideUrl, should look like the following: