Install Lync Server 2013 administrative tools
Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-21
This topic describes how to install the administrative tools you need to use to deploy and manage Lync Server 2013. The administrative tools are installed by default on each server running Lync Server 2013. Additionally, you can install the administrative tools on other computers, such as dedicated administrative consoles. We strongly recommend that you install the administrative tools on a computer that is in the same domain or forest as the Lync Server 2013 deployment you are creating because by doing so you make sure that Active Directory Domain Services preparation steps are already complete, which enables you to use the administrative tools on that computer later to publish your topology.
Make sure that you review infrastructure, operating system, software, and administrator rights requirements before you install or use the Lync Server 2013 administrative tools. For details about infrastructure requirements, see Administrative tools infrastructure requirements in Lync Server 2013. For details about operating system and software requirements to install the Lync Server 2013 administrative tools, see Server and tools operating system support in Lync Server 2013, Additional software requirements for Lync Server 2013, and Additional server support and requirements in Lync Server 2013. For details about the user rights and permissions required to install and use the tools, see Administrator rights and permissions required for setup and administration of Lync Server 2013.
If your organization requires that you locate Internet Information Services (IIS) and all Web Services on a drive other than the system drive, you can change the installation location path for the Lync Server files in the Setup dialog box. If you install the Setup files to this path, including OCSCore.msi, the rest of the Lync Server 2013 files will be deployed to this drive as well.
To install the Lync Server 2013 administrative tools
Log on as a local administrator (minimum requirement) to the computer where you want to install the administrative tools. If you are logged on as an a standard user on the Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systems, and User Account Control (UAC) is enabled, you will be prompted for the local administrator or a domain equivalent user name and password.
Locate the installation media on your computer, and then double-click \Setup\amd64\Setup.exe.
If you are prompted to install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 distributable, click Yes.
On the Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Installation Location page, click OK. Change this path to another location or drive if you need to have the files installed to another location.
If your organization requires that you locate Internet Information Services (IIS) and all Web Services on a drive other than the system drive, you can change the installation location path for the Lync Server 2013 files in the Setup dialog box. If you install the Setup files to this path, including OCSCore.msi, the rest of the Lync Server 2013 files will be deployed to this drive too.
On the End User License Agreement page, review the license terms, click I accept, and then click OK. This step is required before you can continue.
On the Microsoft Lync Server 2013 – Deployment Wizard page, click Install Administrator Tools.
When the installation successfully completes, click Exit.