Lync URL’s Explained

Simple URL’s and WEB Services Explained

These URL’s are used by Lync for the following services:-
  • Web Meeting URL (Dialin and Meet)
  • Access to Distribution Groups (DG)
  • Access to Address Book Service (ABS)

All these services are delivered as URL’s, they are available internally (by connecting directly to IIS on Lync Front End) and externally via the reverse proxy (and thus then the Front End).

 Web Services (DG,ABS and Mobility)
DG URL External (port 8080 & 4443)
DG URL Internal (port 80 & 443)
ABS URL External from Server ( port 443)
ABS URL Internal from Server ( port 443)

MCX URL External from Server ( port 443)

 Simple URL (WEB Conference)

These are used for Web Meetings and conferences. they are usually https://meet. but as I prefer using the same A record I have selected a single URL for both meet and dialin as follows:-

URL use as seen in Lync Communicator

Both the URL’s for WEB Services and for WEB Conferencing need to be in the Public Certificate as do their aliases eg. lyncmobility


About Paul B

My name is Paul Bloem and I am employed at Lexel Systems in New Zealand as a Principal Consultant for Unified Communications. I have been working on enterprise voice solutions for over 20 years. My first 10 years were spent working for a Telco in South Africa (Telcom SA). This is where all the groundwork happened as I was exposed to just about every aspect of telecommunication you could imagine. I develop an interest in PBX technologies and eventually became the go-to guy. Next, I had a 10 year run at Siemens South Africa, most of my time there was as a Technical Trainer. During this time VoIP hit the world stage, I had the privilege of introducing VoIP both as H.323 and later SIP across the Siemens HiPath 4000 solution stack. In 2008 I immigrated to New Zealand with my newly attained MCSE, I was ready to go where no PBX Techie had gone before. I was employed to explore OCS 2007 and that was pretty much the beginning of the end for me. I have been working on OCS and Lync ever since. My current role focuses exclusively on Lync and associated technologies.. That includes pre-sales, consulting, architecture and design, training and support. I even get to play in the development space from time to time - focus on play ;-) I was nominated as a Microsoft VTSP for Lync early in 2013 and also awarded Microsoft's MVP award for Lync in 2014.
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