Lync 2010 - Publishing the topology error: Missing Machine

Symptom: When you publish something to the topology in Lync 2010, you receive the following error:

The following machines from the topology you are publishing were not found in Active Directory and will result in errors during Enable-CsTopology as it tries to prepare Active Directory entries for the topology machines.  If you choose to publish this topology Enable-CsTopology will have to be re-run once the missing machines are domain-joined:


Solution: Exit out of the topology builder and relaunch it.  However, when you relaunch the topology builder, right click on it and Run as different user.  Type in your domain admin credentials.  You should now be able to successfully publish your topology.

3 thoughts on “Lync 2010 - Publishing the topology error: Missing Machine

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    1. Jack Post author

      You can also try logging into the workstation as a domain administrator and then right clicking the Topology Builder and running as Administrator.

      Please let me know how it goes,


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