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Moving CMS front end Standard to CMS Enterprise Lync

I have implementing one of my client in OIL company, beforehand I have conduct PIC Microsoft Lync use Standard Edition and now the company want to change use Microsoft Lync Enterprise Edition and decommission Standard Edition.

it make me confuse because CMS Database Lync has Installed in standard Edition and before decommission I want to move CMS to Enterprise Edition

below step by step moving CMS

Open Lync Server Management Shell in new Server, here I open Microsoft Lync in Server Enterprise Edition and type command

Install-CsDatabase –CentralManagementDatabase –SqlServerFQDN “SQLServer” –SqlInstanceName “name Instance” –clean


if you don’t have instance name, you can skip command –SqlInstanceName

after that press ENTER and check successful


after that type command to move CMS


and Press Y to confirm


after success moving, publish topology use the command



check CMS has installed in New Server Enterprise with command and topology Builder




Categories: Lync
  1. TimGone
    June 19, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Thanks. I’m preparing to move the database in our environment from the Lync Standard edition to a true SQL server. I’m so confused about the SQL ‘instance’ though. My DBA team does not use instances, however everything I’ve read says to install Lync in it’s own instance.

    I noticed you mentioned that you can just leave out the instance and let it install. Are you confident that works? Is it supported?

  2. June 19, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Hi TimGone, do you have still installed lync in standard Edition?
    if you have installed lync in standard edition you cannot using SQL Server Management studio. but if you have installed lync in enterprise edition you need new database in SQL Server Management studio.
    yes, you can install with instance or without instance, it’s no problem.
    both of them supported.
    and you can add new database in topology builder.
    if you still confuse, do not hesitate to ask in my blog again.

  3. TimGone
    June 20, 2012 at 8:44 am

    Yes, we are currently running on Lync Standard Edition. In preparation for migrating to Lync Enterprise, I’ll be using your same method to create and then move the database to a dedicated SQL server.

    From there I assume we can begin building our first Enterprise Pool. Thanks for the insight!

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