Persistent Chat previously known as GroupChat in Lync 2010 lets organizations set up topic-based chat rooms that persist over time and can be searched, allowing geographically distributed teams to better collaborate with one another in real time.
In Lync Server 2013, Persistent Chat has had key changes – integrated client experience within the Lync 2013 client, integrated server deployment and administration and management with Lync Server 2013.
Prerequisites for Persistent Chat Server ->
Microsoft Lync Standard Edition
SQL Server 2008 R2
Let get started,
Open Lync Server 2013 Topology Builder & Right Click on Persistent Chat Pools & Selecy new persistent Chat Pools,
Assign name to Persistent Chat Pool & Do not change default Persistent Chat port,
Define the Fully qualified domain name for Chat pool. In my case I am using Single Computer pool..
Define SQL Store,
Define the file store for Chat server,
Here you can see the overview of the persistent chat server. Now publish the topology.
Once you Now publish the topology open Lync Control pane & go to Persistent Chat the new tab in Lync 2013. Click on Persistent Chat policy & edit the Global policy.
In global persistent Chat policy Select “Enable Persistent Chat” & Click OK.
Now click on Category& click on “New”.
Select Service as shown,
Assign name & description to the New Category.
Tick Enable inivitation Enable file upload Enable chat history