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Article ID: 2777359 - Last Review: August 4, 2014 - Revision: 2.0

Summary

This article describes the supportability for Microsoft Lync 2010 clients on Windows 8 client systems, and for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 server roles on a server that has the Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system installed. However, the following scenarios are currently not supported on a Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 operating system:
  • Upgrading the operating system to Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2 for an existing installation of Lync Server 2010 is not supported.
  • Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Server is not supported on Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2012 R2.

More information

Windows Server 2012
  • Lync Server 2010 server roles are compatible with Windows Server 2012. For this to be supported, you must install the October 2012 cumulative updates for Lync Server. For more information about these updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    2493736 (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=2493736) Updates for Lync Server 2010
    Important After you install Lync 2010 Server on Windows Server 2012, the Lync Server 2010 application pools are configured to use the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0. However, the Lync Server 2010 application pools use the .NET Framework 2.0. For information about how to change the version of the .NET Framework that is used by the Lync Server 2010 application pools, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    2777747  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2777747/ ) "404.17 - Not Found" error message when you try to connect to a Lync Server 2010 web service:
Windows 8
  • Lync Client 2010 is compatible with the Windows 8 operating system. For this to be supported, you must install the October 2012 cumulative update for Lync 2010. For information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    2737155 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2737155) Description of the cumulative update package for Lync 2010: October 2012
  • Lync 2010 Group Chat Client is compatible with the Windows 8 operating system. For this to be supported, you must install the June 2012 cumulative Updates for Lync 2010 Group Chat Client. For information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    2701665 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2701665) Description of the cumulative Updates for Lync 2010 Group Chat Client: June 2012
  • Lync 2010 Group Chat Admin Tool is compatible with the Windows 8 operating system. For this to be supported, you must install the June 2012 cumulative Updates for Lync Server 2010, Group Chat Administration Tool. For information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    2707265 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2707265) Description of the cumulative update for the Lync Server 2010, Group Chat Administration Tool: June 2012
  • Lync 2010 Attendant is compatible with the Windows 8 operating system. For this to be supported, you must install the June 2012 cumulative Updates for Lync 2010 Attendant. For information about this cumulative update package, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

    Note The 32-bit and 64-bit versions of the Lync 2010 Attendant: June 12, 2012 cumulative update are a combined update.
    2702444 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2702444) Description of the security update for Lync 2010 Attendant: June 12, 2012
  • Lync 2010 Attendee is compatible with the Windows 8 operating system. For this to be supported, you must install the October 2012 cumulative updates for Lync 2010 Attendee - Administrator level installation or the October 2012 cumulative updates for Lync 2010 Attendee - User level installation.

    For more information about the Lync 2010 Attendee - Administrator level installation: October 2012 cumulative update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    2752160 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752160) Description of the cumulative update for the Lync 2010 Attendee - Administrator level installation: October 2012
    For more information about the Lync 2010 Attendee - User level installation: October 2012 cumulative update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    2752157 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2752157) Description of the cumulative update for the Lync 2010 Attendee - User level installation: October 2012

Applies to
  • Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Group Chat
  • Microsoft Lync 2010
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 Group Chat
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