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MessageStats 7.6 - Report Pack for Lync & Skype for Business User Guide

About This Guide Installing the Report Pack Configuring MessageStats for Lync Managing your Database Using the Lync and Skype for Business Reports Appendix A: Configuring RPC through a Firewall

Software requirements

You install the report pack components on servers on which the core MessageStats components are already installed. You must meet the software requirements for MessageStats. See the MessageStats Release Notes for the software requirements for the different MessageStats components.

The following table contains any additional requirements for the report pack:

Reports

IIS 8.0 or later is required. Also certain IIS roles services must be enabled. See the MessageStats Quick Start Guide for more information.

.NET

Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.2

Additional Software

On the server that hosts the MessageStats task processors (Task Execution Server):

Lync and Skype for Business Environment

The Archiving and Monitoring (CDR) server roles or services must be enabled on your Skype for Business or Lync Server.

For information about installing and enabling Monitoring and Archiving, see the appropriate section:

The following table lists the additional software requirements for the report pack components. If you intend to install two components on one server, that server must meet the requirements for both components.

Report Pack Database

MessageStats database 7.6

Report Pack Reports

MessageStats reports 7.6

Report Pack Task Processor

MessageStats task processors 7.6

MessageStats scheduler service 7.6

Report Pack Client Console

MessageStats MMC client console 7.6

Required Rights and Permissions

This section lists the rights and permissions that are required to install either the report pack or the stand-alone product. Operational rights are required to gather information and to render the reports.

The following rights are required to install the report pack and the stand-along product:

Operational rights are grouped by function in this section. However, you can assign more than one group of rights to a single account, such as the MessageStats service account.

The following rights are required to connect to the Lync or Skype for Business server databases and to gather information from the databases.

The account that is running the MessageStats console must:

The account that is used to run the gathering tasks must meet the following requirements:

To use the Database Management features in a distributed installation, one of the following accounts must have the sysadmin fixed server role on the SQL server that hosts the MessageStats database:

An account that is used to render the reports must be a member of the MessageStats Web administrative group on the server that hosts the MessageStats database.

Configuring Lync Server 2010

Microsoft Lync Server gathers statistical data through the Monitoring and Archiving roles and from Active Directory. To view data from Lync server in the MessageStats reports, you must install and enable the Monitoring and Archiving server roles on your Lync server.

The procedures are divided into the following parts:

1. Adding the SQL Store for Monitoring

As a prerequisite, you must have created a SQL instance which will be used to store the monitoring and archiving records. Then you can add your instance to the SQL store in Topology Builder.

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In the Lync Topology Builder, select SQL Store | New SQL Store.
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