Install and configure SEFAUtil from Lync Server 2013 Resource Kit Tools

Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Resource Kit Tools are provided to help make some routine tasks easier for IT administrators who deploy and manage Lync Server 2013. It contains the following tools:

  • ABSConfig
  • Audio Extractor
  • Bandwidth Policy Service Monitor
  • Bandwidth Utilization Analyzer
  • Call Parkometer
  • Cleanup Storage Service Data
  • DBAnalyze
  • Import Storage Service Data
  • LCSSync
  • Lookup User Console
  • MsTurnPing
  • Network Configuration Viewer
  • Response Group Agent Live
  • SEFAUtil
  • Unassigned Number Announcements Migration
  • Watson Support Tool for Lync Phone Edition
  • Web Conf Data

In this article I wanted to talk about SEFAUtil. This is a very useful tool that enables Microsoft Lync Server 2013 communications software administrators and helpdesk agents to configure delegate-ringing, call-forwarding, simultaneous ringing, team-call settings and group call pickup on behalf of a Lync Server 2013 user. The tool also allows administrators to query the call-routing settings that are published for a particular user. The SEFAUtil tool allows the administrator to enable/disable/modify call forwarding or simultaneously ringing on behalf of the user. This tool also allows administrators to add or remove delegates or team-call group members on behalf of the user. This requires that administrators create a trusted application in the Central Management store for SEFAUtil.

You can use this script: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Install-and-configure-a6b68316 to do it for you, or you could manually configure it.

To install and configure this tool manually, do the following:

Download Resource Kit Tools.

Find your Pool FQDN using Get-csPool and find SiteId identity using Get-csSite.

Let’s say the pool is lyncpool.domain.local and SiteID is 1.

Now we have to create Trusted Application Pool:

New-CsTrustedApplicationPool -id lyncpool.domain.local -Registrar lyncpool.domain.local -site Site:1

Next step is to define SEFAUtil as a Trusted Application:

New-CsTrustedApplication -ApplicationId sefautil -TrustedApplicationPoolFqdn lyncpool.domain.local -Port 7489

As always, all topology changes have to be enabled:

Enable-csTopology

To verify that everything is setup correctly, run this tool from a windows command prompt with administrator privileges. Browse to “C:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2013\ResKit” directory. The following is an example how to check settings for user with SIP address user@.domain.com

SEFAUtil.exe /server:lyncpool.domain.local user@.domain.com

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