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.
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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