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Configure the location database in Lync Server 2013


Topic Last Modified: 2012-09-17

To enable clients to automatically detect their location within a network, you first need to configure the location database. If you do not configure a location database, and Location Required in the location policy is set to Yes or Disclaimer, the user will be prompted to manually enter a location.

To configure the location database, you will perform the following tasks:

  1. Populate the database with a mapping of network elements to locations. If you use an Emergency Location Identification Number (ELIN) gateway, you need to include the ELIN in the <CompanyName> field.

  2. Validate the addresses against the master street address guide (MSAG) that is maintained by the E9-1-1 service provider.

  3. Publish the updated database.


Alternately, you can define a secondary location source database that can be used in placed of the location database. For details, see Configure a secondary Location Information service in Lync Server 2013.