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MessageStats 7.7 - 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

About This Guide

About This Guide

This guide can assist you in becoming familiar with MessageStats reporting for Lync and Skype for Business servers. The MessageStats Report Pack for Lync & Skype for Business Server is installed with the core MessageStats product and is not licensed separately.

About Report Pack for Lync & Skype for Business Installations

The MessageStats Report Pack for Lync & Skype for Business extends the MessageStats core product by adding the ability to gather usage data from Microsoft Lync and Skype for Business Server deployments.

When the report pack is installed, a new node is added to the MessageStats Console. You collect information from from Lync Servers and Skype for Business Servers by using the gathering task templates that are added to the MessageStats gathering components library.

For reporting, additional folders are added to the MessageStats Reports. The MessageStats database is extended to include tables for Lync and Skype for Business server data.

Report Pack Components

The report pack components extend the core MessageStats product:

MMC Console: Extends the MessageStats MMC-based client console to include a node for Lync & Skype for Business Server. This report pack MMC component must be installed on the server on which the MessageStats MMC client is installed.
Task Processors: The component runs gathering tasks on the Microsoft Skype for Business and Lync pools and stores statistical information in the MessageStats database. You install the report pack task processors on a Task Execution Server on which the core MessageStats task processors are installed.
Database: Extends the MessageStats database to store Microsoft Skype for Business and Lync information. Install this component on the SQL server that houses the MessageStats database.
Reports: Provide detailed information about the traffic on the Microsoft Skype for Business and Lync servers. The reports provide information about instant messages, file transfers, audio/video conferences, enterprise voice calls, and peer-to-peer sessions. Install this component on the IIS Server on which the MessageStats Reports are hosted.
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