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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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Understanding the LyncDiscover Service

The LyncDiscover service was introduced in Lync Server 2010 to provide autodiscovery of Lync services to Lync mobile clients. In Lync Server 2013, this service will also provide autodiscovery of services to the Lync 2013 desktop and tablet clients. The LyncDiscover service can be compared to the Exchange Server Autodiscover Service. The simple principle is that users will connect to a web address, authenticate, and then request the next server to connect to for appropriate services. In Lync Server 2013, the LyncDiscover service will provide web URLs for mobility as well as SIP servers for clients such as Front End and Edge Servers. This enables organizations to simplify the deployment of Lync clients of ...

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