Topic Last Modified: 2010-12-12

You can use the results of a search query to configure users for Microsoft Lync Server 2010. You can search for users by display name, first name, last name, Security Accounts Manager (SAM) account name, SIP address, or line Uniform Resource Identifier (URI).

You can search for users by using the Lync Server Control Panel or the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in. The following procedure describes how to use Lync Server Control Panel.

In an environment with a central forest topology, search results might not be accurate when you search for a user by the user’s email address. Instead, you can search for users by specifying a SIP address prefix, for example, sip:name, add a search filter and select a SIP address that contains a partial email address, or use the Get-CSUser cmdlet.

To search for one or more users

  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. In the Search users box, type all or the first portion of the display name, first name, last name, SAM account name, SIP address, or line URI of the user account that you want to search for, and then click Find.

  5. (Optional) Specify additional search criteria to narrow the results:

    1. Click the expand arrow button in the upper-right corner of the screen above Search results, and then click Add Filter.

    2. Enter the user property by typing it or clicking the arrow in the drop-down list to select a user property.

    3. In the Equal to list, click Equal to or Not equal to.

    4. In the text box, type the search criteria you want to use to filter search results, and then click Find.

  6. The search results appear under Search Results. You can select any or all of the users in the list and perform configuration tasks on the users you select.