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Unified Communications Diagnostics 8.5 - Deployment Guide

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Diagnostic Services account prerequisites

The following permissions are required for the diagnostics services account.

Domain

Member of at least one of the following security groups:

To run the Lync/Skype health tests, you must create a test user. For more information on creating a user for the health tests, see the Unified Communications Diagnostics User Guide.

About the Lync/Skype Health Tests

UC Diagnostics contains the following tests that monitor your Lync 2010 and Lync 2013/Skype for Business 2015 servers and pools.

The Lync/Skype server health test lest you monitor basic server health.

Lync/Skype server synthetic transaction health tests let you monitor the server activities and functionality:

Several of the Lync/Skype synthetic transaction health tests require test users. These test users are created using a Microsoft PowerShell cmdlet called New-CsHealthMonitoringConfiguration. Scripts have been provided to help you create test users. For more information about creating Lync/Skype test users, see the Unified Communications Diagnostics User Guide.

Lync/Skype Server Health Test

This test allows you to monitor the basic health of all your Lync/Skype servers. This test allows you to monitor the following types of information:

It is recommended that you configure two server health tests - one without monitoring event logs with an interval of 30 minutes and the second for monitoring event logs that run only once a day.

For more information on test settings, see the Unified Communications Diagnostics User Guide.

See the following tables for the test targets, required configuration, and the required permissions for this test.

You can run the test against the following target servers.

All

The Lync/Skype server must be configured as follows:

All

The test credentials must have the following permissions.

All

Lync/Skype Synthetic Transaction Health Tests

In addition to the basic server health test, you can use additional Lync/Skype health tests to monitor activities on your Lync 2010, Lync 2013, and Skype for Business 2015 servers such as instant messaging, conferences, peer-to-peer audio/video calls, logon registration, and address book service.

The test targets for these health tests are Lync 2010, Lync 2013, and Skype for Business 2015 pools.

You must create test users for the synthetic transaction health tests. For information about creating Lync/Skype test users and any additional configuration required for the tests, see the Unified Communications Diagnostics User Guide.

To run the Lync/Skype health tests, ensure the following software prerequisites are met:

The test credentials that are used to run the health tests on the Lync 2010, Lync 2013, and Skype for Business 2015 servers must have the following permissions:

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