Skype for Business – Resource Forest and Surface Hub sign-in
Nov04

Skype for Business – Resource Forest and Surface Hub sign-in

We recently came across an issue where a customer could not sign-in to a Microsoft Surface Hub. There’s a great article here: https://ucsorted.com/2015/08/31/understanding-user-mapping-in-a-skype-for-business-resource-forest/ explaining how a Resource Forest model works. When you enable a SfB user, the proxyAddresses attribute is populated with the users SIP address in the format SIP:name@domain.com.  In a Resource Forest model...

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Skype for Business – Update Installer – There were errors during the installation process.
Aug02

Skype for Business – Update Installer – There were errors during the installation process.

I was recently installing the latest Skype4B CU and came across a strange issue where one of the updates would not install. The error message I received was: “Skype for Business Server 2015 Update Installer: There were errors during the installation process. For details, see the log file atC:\Users\chris\AppData\Local\Temp\Skype_patchinstallerlog-FE01-[2016-08-01][15-28-31].txt” Checking the log files indicated an error...

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How To: Upgrade Office Web Apps 2013 to Office Online Server 2016
Jun17

How To: Upgrade Office Web Apps 2013 to Office Online Server 2016

On your current farm run “Get-OfficeWebAppsFarm“. Make a note of the InternalURL, ExternalURL, CertificateName and Machines (Note you may only have the ExternalURL configured). E.g. InternalURL: https://webapps.mycompany.local ExternalURL: https://webapps.mycompany.com CertificateName: My WAC Certificate Machines: WebApps01, WebApps02 Run “Get-OfficeWebAppsHost“. Make a note of the allowList. E.g. allowList:...

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Skype for Business – Office Online Server ISO Download
Jun14

Skype for Business – Office Online Server ISO Download

Microsoft recently released Office Online Server to replace Office Web Apps.  OOS allows you to use Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote from your browser.  Lync and Skype for Business utilise OOS for enhanced PowerPoint sharing. All Microsoft articles advise to download Office Online Server from the Volume Licensing Service Center, however it’s quite difficult to find.  Try searching for “Office”, “Office...

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Skype for Business – Hide Response Group from Address Book
Apr15

Skype for Business – Hide Response Group from Address Book

Back in 2012 I wrote a post on how to hide Response Groups from the Address Book in Lync 2010 using ADSI Edit.  The same process also applied to Lync 2013.  Original Article: http://chrishayward.co.uk/2012/10/16/hiding-response-groups-from-address-book-lync-server-2010/ The original article involved finding the Response Group AD Object manually using ADSI Edit and changing the msExchHideFromAddressLists (Exchange property) to TRUE....

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Lync 2013 – TLS Negotiation took too long to complete
Apr13

Lync 2013 – TLS Negotiation took too long to complete

I recently came across an issue with Lync 2013 where SCOM (System Center Operations Manager) was periodically reporting errors with the Conferencing Attendant and IM MCU.  The SCOM errors were as follows: Alert: [LYNC] Conferencing Attendant failed to join the conference. Source: LS Conferencing Auto Attendant Component [F05.DOMAIN.LOCAL] Path: FE05.DOMAIN.LOCAL Last modified by: System Last modified time: 4/11/2016 11:01:50 AM Alert...

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