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Lync and Site specific Simple URL’s

We recently had a requirement when deploying a new Lync 2013 pool to give a Site/Region their own Simple URL’s. I knew this could be done and it’s always easier when doing it during the deployment but this was the first time I had ever had to do it when the site had been running for awhile on Lync 2010 and using the Global Simple URL’s.

Our requirement was to go from using the Global Simple URL (meet.company.com) to a Regional based one of meet-emea.company.com.

I went and double-checked Technet (as everyone should do) and also referenced an article by Justin Morris from awhile back that was specific to configuring site level Simple URL’s.

All of the info is great but it was lacking one thing, how to make sure that the old Simple URL would still work after we made the change. We did not want to have to have a flash cut where everyone had to go update their recurring meetings and the like.

In the Technet article for creating the new Simple URL is this tidbit:

SimpleUrlEntry Optional Collection of URLs for the specified component. For example, both https://meet.litwareinc.com and https://litwareinc.com/meet might be configured as URL entries for the Meet component. However, only one of those URLs can be (and must be) configured as the active URL.

Simple URL entries must be created by using the New-CsSimpleUrlEntry cmdlet.

It specifically states that you can define a “Collection of URLs for the specified component”. That’s the ticket! However, the Technet example didn’t show how to add multiple URLs. Here is what I found worked:

$urlEntry= New-CsSimpleUrlEntry -url "https://meet-emea.company.com"

$urlEntry1 = New-CsSimpleUrlEntry -url "https://meet.company.com"

$urlEntry2 = New-CsSimpleUrlEntry -url "https://dialin-emea.company.com

$simpleURLMeet = New-CsSimpleUrl -Component meet -domain company.com -ActiveUrl "https://meet-emea.company.com" -simpleurl $urlEntry,$urlEntry1

$simpleURLDialin = New-CsSimpleUrl -Component dialin -domain * -ActiveUrl "https://dialin-emea.company.com" -simpleurl $urlEntry2

Set-CsSimpleUrlConfiguration -Identity "site:MySite" -SimpleUrl @{Add=$simpleURLMeet,$simpleURLDialin}

After we had done all of this, we went and tested and everything appeared to work fine. We shall see if there are any issues from a users stand point that we we were unable to replicate using our test accounts.

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  1. June 12, 2014 at 11:25 pm

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