Lync Server 2013 Centralized Logging UI- Beta

Update 4/24/2013:

As anyone who came to this blog probably realized, my Lync 2013 Centralized Logging UI quickly became outdated. Luckily, James from has done a great job of bringing it back to life!


Definitely check this out and support that project. He has done a great job of not only fixing my tool, but making it better. Thanks!


All of this talk about Lync Server 2013 centralized logging has driven me to start a little side project. A powershell UI for the lync centralized logging. I am hopefully going to add a lot more features to this, but figured I would share the early beta to get some feedback.

For more details on lync centralized logging, see this link:

Couple of things:

  1. Right now this must be run from a Lync 2013 Server
  2. This assumes that the default C:\Program Files was selected on install, if this is not where Lync is installed, you may have issues, and may need to adjust that file path.
  3. Right now it does not let you search specific text or components, I will be adding that functionality in the next rev.
Link to download is here:

If you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments, thanks!


UPDATE: 9:30PM 8/2/2012- I just finished “Beta 2” I re designed the UI. it can be found in the above link. Thanks!

UPDATE: 10:15PM 8/2/2012- I just finished “Beta 3” I added filter options to Beta 3. Link is above!


UPDATE:  8/4/2012- I just finished “Beta 4” I performed some cleanup and tweaks, as well as the ability to export your specific component logs as well.


If you like it, share it!

    Posted on by Randy Wintle in Uncategorized 11 Comments

    11 Responses to Lync Server 2013 Centralized Logging UI- Beta

    1. Peter Ladd

      Great stuff Randy. This will be a little different from past versions, but it looks like in the end, it will be much easier. Thanks for the cutting edge write up!!

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    3. Sachin

      Excellent utility, very useful and nice work. keep it up Randy

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    5. ckuever


      thanks for the excellent tool.

      Sorry, but for me it’s not working with one single standalone Lync 2013 Server.

      It seems that the tool always use the -pool Paramater which seems to fail in a standalone server environment?

      Any ideas?



      • Randy Wintle

        Oh good catch! Thanks for the feedback. I will incorporate a server option ASAP.


        • Mac

          Was there a fix for this? I keep getting the following error

          Error Code – 87, Message – Missing value for -pools option

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    7. bob k

      Good article Randy – the issue is I am not collecting any data!!


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    9. Ajey

      Nice Article, but like “bob k”, even I am not able to collect any data.


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