This article describes how to configure Lync 2010/2013 client on Windows OS to use Skype for Business service. Skype for Business service needs to be enabled for the user first. Read our Knowledge Base article on How Do I Enable Skype For Business For A User? for more information.

To download Lync 2010/2013 client:

  • Navigate to HostPilot > Services > Skype For Business > Instructions.

Note: Currently only Basic version of Lync 2013 is available.

Enable Skype For Business

There are two options for setting up Microsoft Lync on your local computer:

  • Automatic Setup: If Intermedia hosts your DNS Lync client will set up automatically once user enters his credentials.
  • Manual Setup:
    • To set up the client using the setup script download and run the .reg file.
      You can find the file by navigating to HostPilot > Services > Skype For Business > Instructions.
    • Input settings manually.

To set up Lync 2010/2013 manually:

  1. Launch Microsoft Lync 2010/2013.
  2. Open the menu in the top right and select Tools > Options.
  3. In Options, choose Personal tab, input the email address and click Advanced button.
  4. Select Manual configuration.
  5. Specify the server name, which you can find in HostPilot > Services > Skype For Business > Instructions.
  6. Click OK.

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