Introduction

This article describes an update that enables you to sort contacts by Furigana characters in Microsoft Lync 2010.

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

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To enable this feature, install the following cumulative update:

2842627 Description of the cumulative update package for Lync 2010: July 2013
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. To download the tool, go to the following Microsoft website:

    Lync Server 2010 Resource Kit Tools

  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 these processes will be indicated in the event logs. To locate the event, use either event ID 21004 or event ID 21010.

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