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Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Unified Communications specialist Modality Systems. He is a Microsoft Certified Master and MVP, blogger, has a regular podcast with UCToday at and is a regular speaker at events including Microsoft TechEd and Ignite. He co-runs The Microsoft UC User Group London.

NextHop Article: How to Capture and Decrypt Lync Server 2010 TLS Traffic Using Microsoft Tools

Published 21/02/2012 - 0 Comments

For those of you who might be interested, an article I wrote has just been published on Microsoft NextHop. It goes through the steps of using Netmon to capture and decrypt Lync traffic for advanced troubleshooting. NextHop is a great resource, definitely worth subscribing to. As always, great to here your feedback Tom

Lync Certificate Request Wizard Fails: “The RPC server is unavailable” because Firewall/ISA/TMG site-to-site VPN blocking RPC

Published 29/01/2012 - 7 Comments

While building a fresh Lab server I hit this error on a routine part of the wizard setup: “Command execution failed: Cannot connect to Verify that you can connect to the server, have the appropriate permissions, and that you logged on with the correct credentials.”   Error: The RPC server is unavailable. (Exception from […]

Lync Client Update Jan 2012 4.0.7577.4061 KB2670498

Published 29/01/2012 - 0 Comments

January Lync client update is out. Doesn’t look too exciting Fixes this issue: 2670467  Large increases in load on the OrgID service because of recurring authentication requests from Lync 2010 “You notice that the ADFS server is experiencing larger than expected loads. These loads are more than 40 percent greater than expected. When you examine […]

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