Topic Last Modified: 2010-12-13

You can use Lync Server Control Panel to create new Microsoft Lync Server 2010 user accounts by adding an Active Directory user to Lync Server 2010.

To create a new Lync Server user

  1. From a user account that is assigned to the CsUserAdministrator role or the CsAdministrator role, log on to any computer in your internal deployment.

  2. Open a browser window, and then enter the Admin URL to open the Lync Server Control Panel. For details about the different methods you can use to start Lync Server Control Panel, see Open Lync Server Administrative Tools.

  3. In the left navigation bar, click Users.

  4. Click Enable users.

  5. On the New Lync Server User dialog, click Add.

  6. In the Search users box, type all or the first portion of the name, display name, first name, last name, Security Accounts Manager (SAM) account name, or phone number of the Active Directory user account that you want, and then click Find.

  7. In the table, select the account you want to add to Lync Server 2010, and then click OK.

  8. Assign the user to a pool, specify any additional details, and assign the policies to the user you want, and then click Enable.