Skype for Business – Move-CsRgsConfiguration : Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

During a side-by-side Lync 2013 to Skype for Business migration I encountered an error moving Response Groups using Move-CsRgsConfiguration. Move-CsRgsConfiguration -Source lyncfepool.domain.local -Destination skypefepool.domain.local This resulted in the error “Move-CsRgsConfiguration : Object reference not set to an instance of an Continue reading Skype for Business – Move-CsRgsConfiguration : Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

Skype for Business – Import Common Area Phones from CSV

I recently had a customer that required 90 Common Area Phones creating in Skype for Business.  This is quite a tedious task so the easiest way is to populate a CSV and use a PowerShell script to do the import. When Continue reading Skype for Business – Import Common Area Phones from CSV

Skype for Business – Can I have Voicemail if I use Lotus Notes?

The short answer is no, you require Exchange Unified Messaging, whether that is provided by Exchange 2010 SP3, 2013 2016 or Exchange Online. But, what about if you deploy an Exchange server just to service Voicemail and forward the Voicemail on Continue reading Skype for Business – Can I have Voicemail if I use Lotus Notes?

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

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

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

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 Continue reading Skype for Business – Office Online Server ISO Download

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 Continue reading Skype for Business – Hide Response Group from Address Book

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 Continue reading Lync 2013 – TLS Negotiation took too long to complete

Skype for Business – Get QoS Configuration with PowerShell

When configuring QoS (Quality of Service) in Microsoft Lync / Skype for Business you need to modify the media port ranges for various Services and Configuration using PowerShell. Pat Richard has made a brilliant QoS calculator for Lync/Skype for Business Continue reading Skype for Business – Get QoS Configuration with PowerShell