Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-25

We recommend that you use automatic configuration to connect the Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Group Chat Admin Tool to Microsoft Lync 2010 Group Chat.

For details about creating the Domain Name System (DNS) records required for automatic Group Chat Admin Tool sign-in for Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Standard Edition server or a Front End pool, see DNS Requirements for Automatic Client Sign-In or Configure DNS Records for a Front End Pool in the Deployment documentation.

To connect using automatic configuration

  1. Open the Group Chat Admin Tool by clicking Start, clicking All Programs, pointing to Microsoft Lync Server 2010, and then clicking Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Admin Tool.

  2. In the Group Chat Admin Tool Login dialog box, in Account, retain the default setting of Automatic Configuration.

  3. Type your SIP Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), Windows user name, and Windows password, and then click Log In.

The SIP URI and Login boxes retain these settings in subsequent sign-ins.