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

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

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

Lync – Move On Prem users to Lync Online from CSV

Microsoft detail how to move users from Lync On-Prem to Lync Online and how to bulk move users in an OU or with a particular AD attribute: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj204969%28v=ocs.15%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396. If you want to bulk move users to Lync Online from a CSV Continue reading Lync – Move On Prem users to Lync Online from CSV

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 Continue reading Lync – Increase Internal Certificate Validity Period