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Cannot find any suitable disks for database files. You must manually specify database paths


Issue: Unable to install Lync server 2013 component on Computer.
Error Message: Install-CsDatabase: Command execution failed: “Cannot find any suitable disks for database files. You must manually specify database paths.”

·       You try to install or update Microsoft Lync Server 2013 by using the Lync Server 2013 Deployment Wizard.
·       You try to install or update Lync Server 2013 by using Bootstrapper.exe at a command prompt. 
·       You try to install or update Lync Server 2013 databases by using the Install-CsDatabase PowerShell command in the Lync Server Management Shell. 

Problem statement:
Sometime you will see above error because the drive on the computer on which you try to install or update Lync Server 2013 or Lync Server 2013 databases has less than 16 GB of free space.

To install or update Lync Server 2013 databases, the drive must have at least 16 GB of free space. Therefore, when the Install-CsDatabase PowerShell command discovers that there is less than 16 GB of space on the locally detected or user specified drive, you receive the error message.
Resolution:
Microsoft recommendation for Lync server 2013 installation on drive for free space:
If the issue occurs when you try to install Lync Server 2013, make sure that the computer on which you want to install the Lync Server 2013 databases has at least 72 GB of free space on its local drives.
OR
If the issue occurs when you try to update Lync Server 2013, make sure that the computer on which you want to update the Lync Server 2013 databases has more than 16 GB of free space on its local drives.

Thank you.

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