Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-27

Automatic configuration is the recommended way to connect Microsoft Lync 2010 Group Chat to Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Group Chat. If you have configured automatic client sign-in for Microsoft Lync Server 2010, you use the same Domain Name System (DNS) records for Lync Server 2010, Group Chat.

The Lync Server 2010 documentation provides specific instructions for creating the DNS records required for automatic client sign-in. For details about using Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Standard Edition, see DNS Requirements for Automatic Client Sign-In. For details about using a Front End pool with Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Enterprise Edition, see Configure DNS Records for a Front End Pool.

To log on with automatic configuration
  1. Click Start, point to All Programs, and then click Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Group Chat.

  2. In the Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Group Chat Group Chat Login dialog box, in the Account list, keep the default setting of Automatic Configuration.

  3. Type your SIP Uniform Resource Identifier (URI), Windows logon, and Windows password, and then click Sign In.

The SIP URI and logon will pre-populate the next time that you sign in to Lync 2010 Group Chat.