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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Skype for Business – Director Pool in DMZ (Secure Environment)
Dec18

Skype for Business – Director Pool in DMZ (Secure Environment)

I was recently working for a customer where their security policy prohibited traffic from the internet terminating on servers within the LAN. Skype for Business (Including previous versions Lync and OCS) uses a Reverse Proxy to terminate web requests within the DMZ and re-write the requests to the Front End Pool(s) within the LAN.  The request is received on TCP/443 (HTTPS) and sent to the Front End VIP on TCP/4443.  In the case of...

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Skype for Business 2015 – Enable User “Active Directory operation failed”
Dec17

Skype for Business 2015 – Enable User “Active Directory operation failed”

When enabling users for Skype for Business you may encounter the following error: “Active Directory operation failed on “Domain Controller”.  You cannot retry this operation: “Insufficient access rights to perform the operation” I first blogged about this in 2011 for Microsoft Lync 2010 when moving users from an OCS 2007 R2 to Lync 2010 pool: Lync 2010 move user – 1 Error(s) Failed while updating...

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