Install Lync Server 2013 prerequisites on Windows Server 2008R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012R2

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Updated: Dec 16, 2012

Lync 2013 is out, along with a new set of demands to install it right on your Windows Server.

Here’s how to get it done:

Windows Server 2008R2:

First, install the roles and features required:
Import-Module ServerManager
Add-WindowsFeature Web-Dyn-Compression,desktop-experience,RSAT-ADDS,Web-Server,Web-Scripting-Tools,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-Asp-Net,Web-Log-Libraries,Web-Http-Tracing,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Default-Doc,Web-ISAPI-Ext,Web-ISAPI-Filter,Web-Http-Errors,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Net-Ext,Web-Client-Auth, Web-Filtering,Web-Mgmt-Console,Msmq-Server,Msmq-Directory

Then, Install .Net 4.5 Framework (Download).

Next, install Windows Identity Foundation (Download) and Windows Management Framework 3.0 (Download) that contains PowerShell 3.0.

You might also have to download and install KB2646886.

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012R2:

Make sure you have the Windows Server installation CD or source. It’s required to install ,Net 3.5 Framework.

Then, from an elevated PowerShell, run the following command:

Note: You don’t need to run “Import-Module ServerManager”, Windows 2012 loads the modules automatically

Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS, Web-Server, Web-Static-Content, Web-Default-Doc, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Asp-Net, Web-Net-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Log-Libraries, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Http-Tracing, Web-Basic-Auth, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-Client-Auth, Web-Filtering, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Dyn-Compression, NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-Mgmt-Tools, Web-Scripting-Tools, Web-Mgmt-Compat, Desktop-Experience, Windows-Identity-Foundation, Telnet-Client, BITS -Source D:\sources\sxs

If your Windows Server 2012 installation source is not your D drive, change it to your desired location.

On Windows Server 2012R2 you should install Lync Server 2013 with at least CU3 (Download the latest here).

To avoid Event IDs 32402, 61045 on Lync 2013 Front End Servers (See KB2901554), run the following from an elevated command prompt:

Reg Add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\Schannel" /V "EnableSessionTicket" /D 2 /T REG_DWORD /F

Now you’re all ready to install Lync Server 2013.

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16 thoughts on “Install Lync Server 2013 prerequisites on Windows Server 2008R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012R2

      • Sean McNamara

        It’s not a requirement, but it is a good idea. Telnet is a handy troubleshooting tool, and adding it will make finding issues later on easier.

  1. Andy

    Hi,
    Missing installation of .NET 4.5 for 2008 R2 (don’t know about 2012) – 4.0 isn’t accepted in current Lync 2013 installer

  2. Ed

    Great summary. Thanks! You might also consider including Silverlight for those people who will be running the Management Console from a FE box.

  3. This text makes it sound like you can install link from the CU media:
    “On Windows Server 2012R2 you should install Lync Server 2013 with at least CU3 (Download the latest here).”
    Is this true that you can install from a CU download, I’m not finding that to be the case. I can install with the Lync 2013wSP1 media. Did you actually mean to say: ‘install Lync 2013, then immediately upgrade to at least CU3?’
    Thanks

    • Hi Chris,
      You cannot install Lync 2013 from a CU, as it’s only a CU. (If only Lync 2013 installation was 150 MB!)
      You’ll have to install Lync 2013, and install the latest CU. CU 3 is very 2014 🙂

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