Topic Last Modified: 2010-11-07

At this stage, you have a Director or Director pool configured, but your Domain Name System (DNS) SRV entries still point clients to log on by using a pool or Standard Edition server. Before changing the DNS record to make Microsoft Lync 2010 clients log on automatically by using the Director, test a client by manually pointing it to the Director.

To test the deployment

  1. Log on to the computer on which you have the Lync Server Control Panel installed with a domain account that is part of the CSAdministrator group.

  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 navigation pane, click Topology, and in the Status column confirm that there is a green server with an arrow (that is, Server icon with green arrow) for your Director or Director pool.

  4. Connect two client computers that have the Lync Server 2010 client installed and log on with a different user account enabled for Lync Server 2010 to each computer.

  5. On one of the client computers, click the Options menu, select the Personal settings group, click Advanced, click Manual Configuration, and then set the Internal Server name or IP address to the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the new Director or Director pool.

  6. Log on to both clients and verify that the client logging on by using the Director is able to log on successfully, see the presence status of the other user, and that they can exchange instant messages.