Managing Users


Topic Last Modified: 2012-01-24

Topics in this section provide step-by-step procedures for tasks you can perform using the Users page in Lync Server Control Panel.


You cannot use Lync Server Control Panel to manage users who are members of the Active Directory Domain Admins group. For Domain Admins users, you can use Lync Server Control Panel only to perform read-only search operations. To perform write operations on Domain Admins users (for example, enable or disable for Lync Server, change pool or policy assignments, telephony settings, SIP address), you must use Windows PowerShell cmdlets while logged on as a Domain Admins user. For details about using Windows PowerShell cmdlets to manage users, see Lync Server Management Shell.

When you perform any Lync Server administrative task that involves searching for a user or filtering user search results, there are some user properties that exist as attributes in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) but are not replicated to the global catalog until Microsoft Exchange Server is deployed. Microsoft Exchange, not Lync Server, marks the following attributes for replication to the global catalog when it is installed:

  • User Information:

    • Initials

  • Address and Phone:

    • Street address

    • Country/region

    • Pager

    • Fax

    • Mobile

  • Organization:

    • Title

    • Company

    • Department

    • Office