How to Check if you are running Lync Server Evaluation or Licensed Version

Lync-2010To be able to answer this question, we can use a simple cmdlet: Get-CsServerVersion

  1. When run it will attempt to
  2. Read the registry value HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Real-Time Communications\{A593FD00-64F1-4288-A6F4-E699ED9DCA35}\Type
  3. Based on that registry value, the cmdlet will then report back the version number of the software and the Lync Server licensing information the local computer and report back one of the following:
    • That the Lync Server volume license key has been installed on the computer, meaning that no updating is necessary.
    • That the Lync Server evaluation license key has been installed, meaning that the computer must be updated.
    • That no volume license key is required on the computer. Updating from the evaluation version to the licensed version is only required on Front End Servers, Directors, and Edge Servers.
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Lync 2010 July 2011 Cumulative Update (CU3)

Lync-2010July 2011 Cumulative Update (CU3) includes updates for client, server and core components

Lync Client KB and download

Lync 2010 Hotfix KB 2571543 (32 bit and 64 bit)

Server / Core Components KB and download

Lync Server 2010 Hotfix KB 2493736

Cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Core Components: July 2011

Cumulative update for Lync Server 2010: July 2011

Microsoft Office 365: A “Tales From The Trenches” Roundtable Webcast

Exchange-2010-Logo-SmallThe long awaited release of Microsoft Office 365 has arrived. Now what? As nice as it would be to flip a switch and perform your migration, we all know the process is a bit more involved. So, how do you get there from here?

Join Planet and Microsoft experts who’ve been in the trenches participating in thousands of migrations to O365 to date. In this one hour interactive roundtable, they’ll share insights into:

  • Lessons learned from the early Beta adopters regarding the biggest challenges and hurdles to deployment
  • The critical need to address the underlying health of your Active Directory PRIOR to migration, and specific steps for cleaning up your environment
  • Security issues and features
  • Realistic migration timeline expectations
  • A head-to-head analysis of O365 and the competition

There is no cost to participate but space is limited so register today!

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FREE: Download the complete Lync 2010 Resource Kit Book!

Lync-RKIt’s here! Get your Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit, your one-stop-shop, under-the-hood, technical reference for Lync Server 2010. The Lync Server Resource Kit is the result of a humungous cross-team effort that brought together the deep knowledge of over 100 Lync Experts from inside and outside Microsoft.

The chapter downloads are available here

In addition the resource kit tools are here

Direct download links:

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