As you already know, Exchange 2016 is now available as RTM since October 1st.

With this new release, many new features and improvements have been included, and as part of these improvements the configuration of the integration of Skype for Business / Lync with Exchange OWA (or Outlook on the Web as they now call it).

If you already tried to configure this integration, the process is not so simple and straightforward. With Exchange 2016, it has been simplified Smile

Now, you just need to run a “simple” PowerShell command to configure this integration for all your Exchange 2016 servers – just once.

  • Configure the integration

New-SettingOverride -Name <descriptive name>  -Component OwaServer -Section IMSettings -Parameters @("IMServerName=<your Lync Server/pool  name>","IMCertificateThumbprint=<Exchange Certificate Thumbprint>") -Reason "Configure IM" -MinVersion "15.01.0225.41"

  • Refresh the configuration

Get-ExchangeDiagnosticInfo -Server $ENV:COMPUTERNAME -Process Microsoft.Exchange.Directory.TopologyService -Component VariantConfiguration -Argument Refresh

  • Restart the OWA pool

Restart-WebAppPool MSExchangeOWAApppool

Et voila