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AD2016 and Lync2010 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi I am seeking to upgrade from AD2008 to AD2016 but will still have Lync2010 for a while.  While I recognize that Lync2010 may not be supported on AD2016 - I need to know whether Lync2010 will work with AD2016 (AD2008 Functional Level).  So - if I introduce AD2016 DCs will Lync2010 refuse to work or will I need to "hardwire" the Lync servers to AD2008 DCs?  Moving to AD2016 Functional Level will be further down the line and I am assuming that Lync2010 will not work.


    Chris

    Thursday, January 11, 2018 12:44 PM

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  • Hi Gray_C,

    Based on my research, Lync server 2010 is not support for windows server 2016, if you use AD2016, Lync server 2010 may be not work or have side effects.

    Microsoft Lync Server 2010 supports the 64-bit editions of the following operating systems:
    1.The Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard operating system (required) or latest service pack (recommended)
    2.The Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise operating system (required) or latest service pack (recommended)
    3.The Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter operating system (required) or latest service pack (recommended)
    4.The Windows Server 2008 Standard operating system with Service Pack 2 (SP2) (required) or latest service pack (recommended)
    5.The Windows Server 2008 Enterprise operating system with SP2 (required) or latest service pack (recommended)
    6.The Windows Server 2008 Datacenter operating system with SP2 (required) or latest service pack (recommended)

    Here is a blog for your reference
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg412883(v=ocs.14).aspx


    Regards,

    Alice Wang


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    Friday, January 12, 2018 2:59 AM
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  • Good day Alice - Many thanks for your response.  I was aware of what platforms supported Lync2010, and so recognized that it may not work with AD2016 or, if it did, may not work as expected.  However, I was looking for people's experience as to whether - for example - it would even connect to AD2016 (2008 Functional Level).  We are upgrading our Domain Controllers (AD2008/2008FL) in a gradual process - for example adding AD2016 DCs one by one, then demoting the AD2008 DCs, followed by moving to 2016FL.  We suspect that Lync2010 will connect to AD2016 DCs (2008FL) without any problem - even though not supported - and will, of course, test thoroughly. We suspect that it will NOT work with 2016FL and intend to remove Lync2010 before we reach that stage.  I was wondering whether anyone "out there" has experienced running Lync2010 against AD2016 (2008FL).

    Many thanks again - Chris


    Chris

    Friday, January 12, 2018 9:15 AM
  • Hi Gray_C,

    Thanks for your response.

    After consulting AD engineer, if you use AD 2016 FL, all DCs in your environment needs to use windows server 2016. Actually, Lync 2010 is not supported to use windows server 2016, there may be have some unforeseen issues, no matter what function level did you use.


    Regards,

    Alice Wang


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    Monday, January 15, 2018 9:30 AM
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  • Hi - many thanks for your response.  I had recognized that I can only move to the 2016FL when Lync2010 is decommissioned.  I will also need to remove SCCM2007 and Exchange 2010 SMTP relay.  However, what about using 2008FL on an AD2016 Domain Controller.  Will Lync2010 refuse to start?  My issue is that the project to replace Lync2010 is some time off and I would like to decommission all the old domain controllers - replacing them with AD2016 at the AD2008FL. I was looking for anyone who has experience of running these.  This community has a very large membership and  would have hoped someone around the world had.  If not - then I will just need to install AD2016 (AD2008FL) and see what happens.  Chris


    Chris

    Monday, January 15, 2018 3:05 PM
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    Wednesday, January 17, 2018 7:55 AM