The good news about Lync Server is that with the Topology Builder tool, much of the configuration is done automatically. Although both configuration and administration can be done from the Silverlight web GUI or the Lync Server management shell, the configuration section focuses on the former, whereas the administration section focuses on the latter to avoid duplication of concepts.
First, an introduction to the Lync Server Control Panel. This section reviews each of the tabs and options in the Silverlight Control Panel web application and cites management shell commands for functions that do not appear in the Control Panel.
Before opening the Control Panel for the first time, ensure the server is included in the list ...