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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Web-Based Management Tools

Another technology, first seen in Exchange 2010 that is also in Lync Server is the web-based management tool known as the Lync Server Control Panel. This replaces the MMC-based management interfaces of OCS 2007 and OCS 2007 R2.

The real benefit of this web-based interface is that it enables a Lync Server administrator to manage the system from almost anywhere, without the need to install specialized software on a workstation. This is especially useful from a software management standpoint because you no longer need to worry about which systems might have outdated management interfaces installed on them.

The web-based interface operates by calling the Management Shell cmdlets to affect changes in the system. These calls ...

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