First we discussed some nice tools that are free for anyone to download:
- SEFAutil GUI by Johan Veldhuis
- Lync 2013 Call Pickup Group Manager by James Cussen
- Microsoft Lync Wireshark Plugin also by James Cussen
- Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Debugging Tools
The collection of Debugging Tools includes...
...and a question that came up about the difference between OCSlogger and OCStracer?
OCStracer is the cmd line version of OCSdebugger. For example you could use...
OCSTracer.exe List /Filter:All
OCSTracer.exe start /Component:SIPStack
OCSTracer.exe stop /Component:SIPStack
...rather than using the GUI.
Lync client logging
Some logging settings were added to the client policy in Lync 2013.
Got a good question on Lync Contacts from a friend (thanks Robert!) Here is how Lync Contacts works for a user that is disabled or removed from Lync. If the user is "Temporarily disable for Lync Server" in CSCP (Set-CsUser -Enabled $False) and then enabled again - the user WILL retain the list of Contacts in the Lync 2013 client.
However, if the user is "Remove from Lync Server" in CSCP (Disable-CsUser) and then added to Lync again - the user WILL NOT retain the list of Contacts in the Lync 2013 client.