Additional options will be enabled and configured later on as those associated components are configured on the servers (e.g. The next step is to enable the other account using a command line.
This completes the prerequisite setup for the two test accounts.
This process has remained relatively unchanged since Lync Server 2010.
Notice that the client’s experience is very basic at the moment.
There is no user photo, no Phone tab, and no Location data for example.
For the sake of simplicity the personally preferred option can obviously be used for all steps.
Now that two new user accounts have been created in Active Directory some additional steps can be performed on each to configure them for Exchange and Skype for Business.
This is an optional step and can be skipped if the environment does not include any Exchange servers.
As integrating with Exchange Server 2013 provides a number of features for Skype for Business (Voice Mail, Unified Contacts Store, Archiving, etc.) then it is recommended to deploy Exchange .
Advancing from a previous post this article addresses setting up a few test users and configuring various client and server features.
The overall functionality and health of the newly installed Skype for Business Server 2015 environment will be validated prior to moving forward with the deployment of any additional roles or configuring any partner applications.
Throughout this section a mixture of approaches will be used to create and configure a pair of test accounts.
Examples of both GUI (Graphical User Interface) and CLI (Command Line Interface) approaches will be leveraged in an attempt to educate the reader on both options as well as serve as a quick reference for some simple, yet customized Power Shell cmdlets to perform routine tasks.