Topic Last Modified: 2011-04-12

In Microsoft Lync Server 2010, the web-based Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Control Panel replaces the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) interface from previous versions. Lync Server 2010 Control Panel provides you with a graphical user interface (GUI) to manage the configuration of the servers running Lync Server 2010, in addition to the users, clients, and devices in your organization. Lync Server 2010 Control Panel uses Lync Server Management Shell as the underlying mechanism to perform Lync Server configuration.

Lync Server 2010 Control Panel is automatically installed on every Lync Server 2010 Front End Server or Standard Edition server. In this release, you administer Edge Servers remotely. You can also install Lync Server 2010 Control Panel on another computer, such as a management console from which you want to centrally manage Lync Server. For details, see Install Lync Server Administrative Tools.

To configure settings using Lync Server 2010 Control Panel, you must be logged in using an account that is assigned to the CsAdministrator role. For details about the predefined administrative roles available in Lync Server 2010, see Role-Based Access Control.

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