One method of remotely administering a Lync deployment is through a remote PowerShell session. This is paticularly useful on a 32-bit O/S (yes, they still exist) where the 64-bit Lync Administration tools cannot be installed (see my previous post Lync and OCS Administration Tools for more information).
You can always use the Lync Server . . . → Read More: Remote Lync PowerShell Administration