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”

Skype for Business 2015 – Edge Servers not discovered by SCOM SfB Management Pack

I recently came across an issue where the SCOM (System Center Operations Manager) Agent was installed on all servers in a customers Skype for Business (SfB) Edge pool but they were not appearing in the SfB Management Pack (Skype for Business 2015 Server Continue reading Skype for Business 2015 – Edge Servers not discovered by SCOM SfB Management Pack

Skype for Business 2015 – Automated Backup Script

A few years ago I created a Lync 2013 backup script that would backup data from all servers in the Topology. Lync 2013 Automated Backup Script This script also works with Skype for Business 2015 but it specifically backed up Response Continue reading Skype for Business 2015 – Automated Backup Script

Skype for Business – Failed to execute a stored procedure on the back-end

I recently ran an “In-Place” upgrade from Lync 2013 to Skype for Business 2015 on a 3 node Enterprise Front End pool.  After the upgrade all 3 Front Ends were logging the following error every 10-15 minutes. Log Name: Lync Continue reading Skype for Business – Failed to execute a stored procedure on the back-end

Hyper-V 2012 R2- Replica Email Notification Script

Here is an example Hyper-V replica email notification script. Scenario is Hyper-V cluster replicating business critical VMs to a single Hyper-V host.  The script can be ran as a scheduled task on the DR Hyper-V host to send email notifications. Continue reading Hyper-V 2012 R2- Replica Email Notification Script

Skype for Business – Central Management Backup Module Failed

I recently deployed Skype for Business 2015 standard edition pool pairing.  The CMS was originally on a Lync 2010 Standard edition server and was moved over to a Skype4B Pool1 when Lync was decommissioned. Skype4B Pool2 (FE2) was logging the following event IDs every few Continue reading Skype for Business – Central Management Backup Module Failed

Skype for Business (Lync) – Easiest way to add trusted root certificate authorities to Edge

Ok here is a little tip when trying to add trusted root certificate authorities to Skype for Business 2015 and Lync 2010/2013 Edge servers. Microsoft have a list of Unified Communications Certificate Providers detailed here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929395 Windows now automatically downloads Trusted Root certificates Continue reading Skype for Business (Lync) – Easiest way to add trusted root certificate authorities to Edge