Creating a Lync configuration collection
When you create a Lync configuration data collection, you specify the credentials to be used to connect to the
Lync server using remote PowerShell. You collect server, service, user, and pool configuration information directly from the Lync server using remote PowerShell.
To set up an Lync configuration collection
1. Enable the data collection and specify the minimum interval for the data collection runs.
2. Select the types of data that you want to collect.
3. Specify the domain controller and credentials to be used for the LDAP connection.
4. Specify any target users.
If you specify target users, you collect additional user configuration information such as:
• effective user policies
• audio/video enabled status
• Lync user enabled status
• public network enabled status
5. For the PowerShell connection, specify the Lync front-end server from which you are collecting data.
1. Click Add server and enter the Lync front-end server name (and port number if applicable).
2. Check SSL if you are going to use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate.
The most common configuration for Lync servers is to use SSL.
3. Enter the name of the PowerShell virtual folder.
The default PowerShell folder name is displayed. Unless you have customized the folder name, do
not change the value.
6. Select the authentication method to be used and specify the credentials where required:
• Use Kerberos authentication with the Data Engine service credential
• Use Kerberos authentication with specific Windows credential
• Use form-based authentication
The credential that is specified must have the appropriate permissions. For more information, see Lync
credential prerequisites on page 22 of the Deployment Guide for 8.0.1.
TIP: In many Lync environments, forms-based authentication provides the best connection
Creating a Lync CDR database collection
You collect peer-to-peer session, enterprise voice, and conference data from the Lync Call Details Recording
(CDR) database using a SQL query. You can collect information such as:
• Core properties such as start date and duration
• Media types for sessions
• Software clients
When you add the data source for conferences and peer-to-peer sessions, you specify the CDR database and
Provide the credentials needed to access the database. You can choose to:
• use the Data Engine service credential
• specify a Windows credential
• specify a SQL credential