SQL Server 2012 is not supported in some Lync Server 2010 server roles


Microsoft Lync Server 2010 does not support the use of Microsoft SQL Server 2012 for the following server roles:

  • Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition back-end databases 
  • Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition collocated server databases
  • Lync Server 2010 Central Management Store master replica databases
  • Lync Server 2010 Archiving services databases
  • Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Server Reports databases
  • Lync Server 2010 server role replica databases

More Information

SQL Server 2012 no longer uses the Database Management Objects (DMO) functionality that is used by the following Lync Server 2010 installation sources:

  • The Lync Server 2010 Deployment Wizard
  • The Lync Server 2010 Install-CsDatabase PowerShell cmdlet
These installation sources are used to create or update the Lync Server 2010 databases that are listed in the "Summary" section.

For more information about SQL Server 2012 and about the discontinuation of DMO, go to the following Microsoft websites:


Article ID: 2718721 - Last Review: 21 Nov 2012 - Revision: 1