Office ProPlus Bug in FRDC: Skype for Business screensharing

Hello Readers I have noticed an issue with First Release for Deferred Channel whereby the Skype for Business Client isnt able to offer control during a screenshare. The options for giving control are available however when you select “Give Control Automatically” and “%User” nothing happens. Tested Versions: First Release for Deferred Channel (16.0.7329.1037) Defered Channel…

QuickTip: Command execution failed: Error Constructing or Publishing Certificate

Hello Reader When building some new labs for testing, I ran into the following error when requesting a certificate from my internal CA Server “Command execution failed: Error Constructing or Publishing Certificate”   This issue is causing by the Active Directory Certificate Service either being stopped or experiencing a fault. If you restart this service…

Skype for Business SQL Always On Database Script – Change Log

Hello Readers This post is to track all changes made to the Skype for Business SQL AlwaysOn Script I have made available via the Technet Gallery.   Information about Script I have been recently working with a lot of Skype for Business Deployments with SQL AlwaysOn BackEnd Servers and decided to make a little script…

Notes from the field: a=ptime causing issues returning calls to Skype for Business from Alcatel handsets

Hello Readers I have been recently rolling out a Skype for Business Voice pilot to one of my customers and ran into a weird issue also described here https://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/c97531a1-2935-4165-8d76-e9707ee84be4/488-invalid-incoming-gateway-sdp-invalid-media?forum=communicationsservertelephony. This deployment is designed to integrate with the existing Alcatel telephony system that is also managed by my organisation and the requirements are simple. Be able…

Issue running Move-CsUser – There were some issues that came up during the move that will require your attention

Hello Readers I have recently ran into an issue where I have deployed two new Lync 2013 Pools with Pool Pairing and when I try move a test users from new Pool 1 to new Pool 1 DR I receive the following error. Warning message when you run the Move-CsUser cmdlet WARNING: There were some…

Come and see me talk about Skype for Business Deployments with SQL AlwaysOn

Hello Readers I will be speaking at the next Unified Communications Birmingham User Group about my experiences with working with SQL AlwaysOn deployments. In recent months I have done a number of deployments to customers as well as into my own labs and I am going to share my experiences then do a live demo…

Powershell Script: Set your Skype for Business Databases into the correct state for SQL AlwaysOn

Hello Readers I have been recently working with a lot of Skype for Business Deployments with SQL AlwaysOn Backend Servers and decided to make a little script which helps take some of the pain out the process. This script will Alter the SQL Databases into Full Recovery Mode, execute a SQL Backup and Robocopy the…

Skype for Business/Lync Server with Exchange Online for UM – Attempts to route to servers in an Exchange UM Dialplan failed

Hello Readers I have been working on a issue with a customer where they would randomly receive “Missed Call Notifications” from themselves and if you look at the Front End Server Event Logs you would get the following error.   Attempts to route to servers in an Exchange UM Dialplan failed No server in the…

Configuring your Skype for Business Deployment with Exchange 2013 – Part 2

Hello Readers, In this post I will look at how to configure your Skype for Business Pool with Microsoft Exchange 2013, this is aimed at readers who haven’t configured Lync 2013 with Exchange 2013 in past deployments. We will look at the following; Configure Partner Applications Configure Skype for Business Server to use Exchange archiving…