Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-25

After Step 1: Prepare Schema in the Lync Server Deployment Wizard is complete, manually verify that the schema partition has been replicated before proceeding to forest preparation.

To use Setup to prepare the schema of the current forest

  1. Log on to a server in your forest as a member of the Schema Admins group and with administrator rights on the schema master.

  2. From the Lync Server 2010 installation folder or media, run Setup.exe to start the Deployment Wizard.

  3. If you are prompted to install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable, click Yes.

  4. The Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Setup dialog box prompts you for a location to install the Lync Server 2010 files. Choose the default location or Browse to a location of your choice, and then click Install.

  5. On the License Agreement page, check I accept the terms in the license agreement, and then click OK.

  6. The installer installs the Lync Server 2010 Core Components.

  7. When the Deployment Wizard is ready, click Prepare Active Directory, and then wait for the deployment state to be determined.

  8. At Step 1: Prepare Schema, click Run.

  9. On the Prepare Schema page, click Next.

  10. On the Executing Commands page, look for Task status: Completed, and then click View Log.

  11. Under the Action column, expand Schema Prep, look for the <Success> Execution Result at the end of each task to verify that schema preparation completed successfully, close the log, and then click Finish.

  12. Wait for Active Directory replication to complete or force replication.

  13. Manually verify that the schema changes replicated to all other domain controllers, as described in the following procedure.

To manually verify schema replication

  1. Log on to a domain controller as a member of the Enterprise Admins group.

  2. Open ADSI Edit by clicking Start, clicking Administrative Tools, and then clicking ADSI Edit.

    Alternatively, you can run adsiedit.msc from the command line.
  3. In the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) tree, if it is not already selected, click ADSI Edit.

  4. On the Action menu, click Connect to.

  5. In the Connection Settings dialog box under Select a well known Naming Context, select Schema, and then click OK.

  6. Under the schema container, search for CN=ms-RTC-SIP-SchemaVersion. If this object exists, and the value of the rangeUpper attribute is 1100 and the value of the rangeLower attribute is 14, then the schema was successfully updated and replicated. If this object does not exist or the values of the rangeUpper and rangeLower attributes are not as specified, then the schema was not modified or has not replicated.

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