After Windows Server 2012 has shipped I took the opportunity to rebuild my lab and once again and install all the ‘wave 15’ or 2013 versions of all the core enterprise products so I can blog about the process. I have ran through the process for Exchange 2013 and SharePoint 2013 so it is now on to the installation ofLync 2013 Preview……My environment is Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (RTM) VMs with the following servers:

2012-LAB-DC1.2012lab.local Domain Controller and Certification Authority
2012-LAB-LFE1.2012lab.local Lync2013 Front End Server
2012-LAB-OWA1.2012lab.local Office Web Apps Server

I will start by preparing my server 2012-LAB-LFE1.2012lab.localAdd-WindowsFeature Web-Server, Web-Static-Content, Web-Default-Doc, Web-Scripting-Tools, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-Asp-Net, Web-Log-Libraries, Web-Http-Tracing, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Default-Doc, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Net-Ext, Web-Client-Auth, Web-Filtering, Web-Mgmt-Console, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-Net-Ext45, Web-Dyn-Compression, Web-Mgmt-Console, Desktop-Experience, Windows-Identity-FoundationWill need these installed if you need to prepare AD from Lync ServerInstall-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDSSo lets insert the install media and let setup run, we will get told that we need to install Microsoft Visual C++ 11 x64