Update sorts and searches contacts by Furigana in Lync 2013

Introduction

This article describes an update for Microsoft Lync 2013 that enables you to sort and search contacts by Furigana characters.

Note Furigana is the phonetic character system that is used to display Japanese.

More Information

To enable this feature, install the following update:
2880474 Description of the Lync 2013 update: April 2014

After you install this update, you must enable the EnablePhoneticSearch setting. To do this, run the following commands in the Lync Server Management Shell:
$x = New-CsClientPolicyEntry -Name "EnablePhoneticSearcH" -Value $true

Set-CsClientPolicy -PolicyEntry @{Add=$x}
After you enable this setting, you must add the required name fields to the ABS index. To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Run Absconfig.exe on Lync Server front-end servers that have Address Book Service enabled to open the ABS Configuration Tool dialog box.

    Note You may have to locate Absconfig.exe. The Absconfig tool is not installed by default in Lync Server 2010 and Lync Server 2013. To download the tool, go to one of the following Microsoft websites:
  2. In the AD Attribute Name column, add the following name fields. Then, select the corresponding item in the OC Field Name column and select the check boxes in the Enabled columns for the following fields:
    • msDS-PhoneticFirstName
    • msDS-PhoneticLastName
    • msDS-PhoneticDisplayName
  3. Under Which users do you want to include in the ABS files? (Specify Filters), select the Do not apply any include or exclude filters option.
  4. Under Which value of the phone number do you want to include in the ABS files?, select the Include phone number value that is currently present in the AD for the phone attributes and the Proxy/Addresses attribute option.
  5. Click Apply changes.
  6. Restart RtcSrv on every front-end server in the pool.
  7. Run the following command to restart the IIS service on every front-end server in the pool:
    iisrest /restart 
  8. If you are running Lync Server 2013, go to step 9. If you are running Lync Server 2010, run the following command in the Lync Server Management Shell, and then wait for the replication process to finish:
    Update-CsUserDatabase 
    Note The end of the process will be indicated in the event logs. To locate the event, use event ID 30024.
  9. Run the following command in the Lync Server Management Shell, and then wait for the replication process to finish:
    Update-CsAddressBook 
    Note The end of the process will be indicated in the event logs. To locate the event, use either event ID 21004 or event ID 21010.
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Article ID: 2941654 - Last Review: 17 Apr 2014 - Revision: 1

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