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A Fix for the Lync 2010 Control Panel Crash Issue on VMWare

For those living with the annoying issue of the Lync Server 2010 Control Panel crashing on a VMWare image, a fix has quietly been released in the form of a new update to Silverlight (which was the underlying cause).

The original issue was caused by a Silverlight 5.x update (specifically Silverlight 5.1.10411.0) and the only workaround was to rollback to Silverlight 4.x. This was annoying when updates applied to the image re-upgraded Silverlight to the 5.1 version and the issue surfaced again.

On March 12, 2013 Microsoft released an update to Silverlight 5: see MS13-022: Vulnerability in Silverlight could allow remote code execution.

This updates Silverlight to be 5.1.20125.0 and . . . → Read More: A Fix for the Lync 2010 Control Panel Crash Issue on VMWare

Recent Lync Control Panel Issue (AdminUIHost AppCrash)

March 2013 Update: A fix for this issue is now available. See A Fix for the Lync 2010 Control Panel Crash Issue on VMWare for more information.

I have experienced an issue recently with the Lync Control Panel crashing on several Lync servers. It appears the problem is caused by a recent Silverlight 5 update, but may or may not surface on all Lync servers. The issue is being investigated, but in the meantime, if you are experiencing this issue there are two easy workarounds:

Launch the Lync Control Panel from a web browser using the pool FQDN. This will take the form: https://<pool_FQDN>/CSCP. Don’t forget the “s” or a . . . → Read More: Recent Lync Control Panel Issue (AdminUIHost AppCrash)