Topic Last Modified: 2011-02-03

Welcome to the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Control Panel, the new web-based user interface for administration and management of Microsoft Lync Server 2010. You can use Lync Server 2010 Control Panel to perform the types of administrative tasks that were performed for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 by using the Microsoft Management Console.

There are a number of important tasks that we strongly recommend you perform after you have deployed Lync Server 2010. Some of these tasks are initial configuration steps that you may have already performed during deployment, while others are refinements or modifications to settings that you configured during deployment or default settings. Other tasks described in this topic validate the configurations you made during the deployment process.

Before performing the Lync Server Control Panel tasks in the following table, ensure that you log on using the correct user rights, permissions, and role as described in the "Roles and Scope" section of the Role-Based Access Control topic in the Planning documentation.

First Run Checklist

We strongly recommend that you review the tasks referred to in this topic, and then perform the appropriate procedures for the Lync Server deployment in your organization.

Task Lync Server Control Panel group Documentation

Verify the services that you installed in your topology are running as expected.


View Details About a Service

Enable users for Lync Server. Optionally and, if migrating from a previous release of Communications Server 2007, move users to Lync Server.


Managing Users

View or modify the conferencing policy. If necessary, enable recording for Microsoft Lync 2010 clients.


Configuring Conferencing Settings

If you deployed or want to deploy Enterprise Voice, configure a SIP trunk connection to enable connectivity to the public switched telephone network (PSTN).

Voice Routing

Configuring Trunks and Translation Rules

If you deployed Enterprise Voice, verify Enterprise Voice routing settings.

Voice Routing

Test Voice Routing

If you deployed Archiving Server, verify that archiving policies and settings meet the compliance needs of your organization.

Monitoring and Archiving

Managing Archiving

If you deployed Monitoring Server, view Monitoring Server reports to view usage and diagnostic information.


Managing Monitoring