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:

 

  Strangely, no users had 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

SCOM / SCCM – Script install on DMZ or Workgroup Machine

This is a very rough and ready script to install Microsoft SCCM 2012 R2 and SCOM 2012 R2 on a non-domain joined Windows Server 2012 R2 (e.g. DMZ).  The script is provided “As is” so please test it thoroughly on Continue reading SCOM / SCCM – Script install on DMZ or Workgroup Machine

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

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