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Lync Server 2013 monitoring database installation | Rasmus' Ramblings on IT and other stuff
Mar 082013

I recently installed the monitoring database for my company Lync Server 2013 infrastructure.

Following the guide at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj205271.aspx was straight forward, but as often happens, something went wrong.

When it wanted to create the SQL server database, the topology publish process failed with an error message: “The network path was not found”.

The database server I wanted to use, is a recently installed SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012.

Adding the server to the topology builder went fine, but the topology publish operation reported error creating the database. The log file contained this section:


Running the Install-CSDatabase cmdlet did not provide more information:

install-csdatabase : An error occurred while creating or updating the database for feature MonitoringStore. For details
, see the log file 'C:\Users\administrator\AppData\Local\Temp\Create-MonitoringStore-sqlservername-[
At line:1 char:1
+ install-csdatabase -ConfiguredDatabases -SqlServerFqdn sqlservername ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:SourceCollection) [Install-CsDatabase], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : TaskFailed,Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Deployment.InstallDatabaseCmdlet
WARNING: install-csdatabase failed.
WARNING: Detailed results can be found at
install-csdatabase : Command execution failed: The network path was not found.
At line:1 char:1
+ install-csdatabase -ConfiguredDatabases -SqlServerFqdn sqlservername ...
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Install-CsDatabase], IOException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ProcessingFailed,Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Deployment.InstallDatabaseCmdlet

In the end, it turned out that the server running the SQL server didn’t have network sharing turned on.


After turning on “network discovery and file sharing” the Install-CsDatabase process succeeded.

  5 Responses to “Lync Server 2013 monitoring database installation”

  1. Thanks for this! Had the exact same problem and fixed it with this method.

  2. Thanks – this is exactly what the issue was!

  3. Oops you saved me from the hell!
    Am also getting problem of lync services. especially front end server stucks of starting and am unable to sign in to lync client.Please if you can also try to find out the solution.
    Thanks for support

  4. Dude thank you

  5. You sould my problem. Thanks

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