Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat Resource Kit

The Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat Resource Kit tools are provided to help make routine tasks easier for IT administrators who deploy and manage Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat.
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    1.6 MB

    KB Articles: KB2846493

      The Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat Resource Kit contains a number of handy tools for IT administrators who deploy and manage Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat. The following tools are included in the msi:
      • AffCheck – This tool confirms that Persistent Chat backend database user and group affiliation records match that in Active Directory
      • ChatMonitoringSummary – This tool summarizes the Persistent Chat monitoring information from the monitoring database into a CSV file. Information such as Persistent Chat total sessions, successful sessions, failed sessions with expected and unexpected failures (and their MS diagnostic id, counts and description) from the monitoring database is output so the administrator can understand the service reliability.
      • ChatStress Tool – This tool provides an easy way to simulate the usage of Persistent Chat to test your user model that represents your usage patterns.
      • ChatUpgradeVerifier – This tool compares your source Group Chat database (OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat or Lync 2010 Group Chat) to your Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat database. This tool can be used to verify if your migration was successful and give you insights into the discrepancies.
      • ChatUsageReport – This tool generates an HTML report of Persistent Chat service usage and includes things such as Top Active Users, Top Active Rooms, Least Active Rooms, Inactive Rooms etc. The administrator can use this information to clean up rooms that are stale and get a better idea of the chat traffic they are seeing.
      • ScheduleADSyncForPrincipal – This is a SQL script that can be run from within SQL Server Management Studio and allows you to force Persistent Chat to synchronize it’s records of a user with those in Active Directory rather than waiting for the scheduled synchronization time.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, Windows Server 2012

    • To Install the Lync Server 2013, Resource Kit Tools, download PersistentChatResKit.msi. Run PersistentChatReskit.msi to do a simple installation. The .msi installs all the tools in the following path: \Program Files\ Microsoft Lync Server 2013\Persistent Chat Server Resource Kit in their own subfolders.

      After installing the Lync Server 2013 Resource Kit Tools, you must install PsExec.exe and copy PsExec.exe to the following path: \Program Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2013\Persistent Chat Server Resource Kit\ChatStressTool. If you do not copy PsExec.exe, the Persistent Chat Stress Tool will throw an error exception, and not perform correctly. Please ensure you meet this prerequisite requirement prior to running the tool. For more information on installing PsExec.exe, see
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