Skype for Business – QoS with 3rd Party Applications
Jul25

Skype for Business – QoS with 3rd Party Applications

Are you using Citrix or any other 3rd party application that handles media (e.g. Call Recording / Contact Centre) with Skype for Business?  You may find you’re not marking this traffic with the correct DSCP markings. You should configure QoS in the usual method using a Windows GPO.  Mark Vale documents this process really well: https://blog.valeconsulting.co.uk/2015/09/07/skype-for-business-configuring-quality-of-service-qos/...

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Skype for Business – Bulk Set Client Pin
Jul25

Skype for Business – Bulk Set Client Pin

Note this script is provided as an example only – By default a user can set their own Client Pin via the Dial-In Conferencing page (usually dialin.domain.com). You may have a requirement to bulk set a Client Pin if you’re rolling out a large number of VOIP phones.   The script example below sets a 6 digit client PIN consisting of a two digit prefix followed by the last 4 digits of the users LineUri: PowerShell # Set a pin...

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Lync – Increase Internal Certificate Validity Period
Feb24

Lync – Increase Internal Certificate Validity Period

When you deploy Lync and assign internal certificates to your Lync servers (E.g. Front End, Internal Edge, SBA and Gateways) by default you will only have a 2 year certificate from the “Web Server” template. I like to create a new Certificate Template for Lync with a 5 year lifespan as it can be quite annoying having to renew certificates, especially on the Edge servers and Gateways where you have to export the cert...

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Lync 2013 – Standard Edition Pool Pair Failover Script
Jan22

Lync 2013 – Standard Edition Pool Pair Failover Script

Lync 2013 introduced a new feature called Pool Pairing. Given the scenario below with 2 sites using Lync Standard Edition with paired pools, in the event that Front End 01 was to fail, or Site 1 failed completely all users will automatically register to Front End 02. However they will receive an error in their Lync client “Limited Functionality due to Outage”, lose their buddy lists, presence information, conferencing...

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Lync Tip: Bandwidth Requirements Simple Calculator
Jan10

Lync Tip: Bandwidth Requirements Simple Calculator

So you need to calculate how much bandwidth Lync will use, you launch google and type “Lync bandwidth requirements”.  You click the top link for Microsoft Downloads “Lync 2010 and 2013 Bandwidth Calculator” here http://windowspbx.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/simple-smb-lync-bandwidth-calculator.html.  You download the zip, open the excel file then realise you don’t have a degree in quantum physics or it’s...

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