Skype for Business 2015 with Exchange Archiving. The step you probably missed

Hello Readers When enabling Skype for Business Archiving with Exchange 2013, you need to ensure you complete the following steps if the customer doesnt have in-place eDiscovery and Hold enabled. As Skype for Business Server 2015 uses the Exchange legal hold policy to determine whether to archive the Lync data for users, you will need…

Moving your Skype for Business Database LogPaths – When your Databases are deployed in SQL AlwaysOn

Hello Readers In this scenario we will look at moving your SQL LogPaths to the correct drive location after publishing your Skype for Business Topology, all databases have added to SQL Always On Availability Group . This can be a common issue, when publishing the databases and not specifying the Database and Log locations. I…

Skype for Business –Always On – The attempt to create the network name and IP address for the listener failed

Hello Readers I have been configuring SQL 2014 Always On within one of my labs and ran into the following issue when creating the Listener The attempt to create the network name and IP address for the listener failed. The WSFC service may not be running or may be inaccessible in its current state, or…

Skype for Business Always On – Database files on the server instance Error

Hello Readers, Short and sweet post, I have been recently deploying a Skype for Business Enterprise Pool with Always On and run into the follow error Error Checking for Compatibility of the database file location on the server instance that hosts the secondary replica. Below image was taken from Google as I was unable to…

Configuring SQL 2014 with Always On for your Skype for Business Deployment

Hello Readers I have been recently working on a project where we wanted to utilize Always On with their Skype for Business Enterprise deployment so I thought I would share, what is actually required to deploy a successful SQL 2014 Always On Cluster. So some of the key things before we start. DC01 – Domain Controller with…

The Importance of AD Security – Set-CsClientPin. Verify the fully qualified domain name (FQDN).Unable to find "dc-01.domain.ac.uk"

Hello Readers, This week I have been assisting a customer with a strange error message, when running the Set-CsClientPin cmdlet they received the below error message   PS C:\Users\a.price> Set-CsClientPin -Identity a.price@domain.ac.uk -Pin 2015 -Verbose DEBUG: Enter:UserPinServiceCmdlet:InternalBeginProcessing Confirm Continue with this operation? [Y] Yes  [A] Yes to All  [H] Halt Command  [S] Suspend  [?] Help…

Skype for Business Installation Error: Prerequisite installation failed: SQLExpressRtcLocal

Hello Reader I have just ran into an issue at a customer site whereby we received the error “Skype for Business Installation Error: Prerequisite installation failed: SQLExpressRtcLocal” the installation of Skype for Business was being completed on a clean Windows 2012 R2 Server but for some reason they installation of SQL Express didnt install correctly.…

Configuring your Skype for Business Deployment with Exchange 2013 – Part 1

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…

Quick Tips: Access Denied when running Test-CsExStorageConnectivity

Hello Readers I was recently building a new lab and ran into this issue Error Message Test-CsExStorageConnectivity : ExCreateItem  exchange operation failed, code=5,   Cause This issue is generally caused by not having the correct permissions, you can check your permissions by running whoami /groups. The below output shows the missing permissions you should either…