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Office Servers and Services MVP | Founder of UC and Cloud Day | Founder of Microsoft Cloud User Group

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
  • Configure Skype for Business Server to use the unified contact store
  • Configure Exchange Server Unified Messaging for Skype for Business Server voicemail
  • Integrate Skype for Business Server and Outlook Web App.

You can find Microsoft Technet References to all of the above here https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj688098.aspx

If your more interesting in moving to a Hybrid scenario, take a look at https://ahandyblog.wordpress.com/2015/12/02/configure-lyncsfb-with-office-365-for-server-to-server-authentication/

In Part 1 we covered

  • Configure Partner Applications
  • Configure Skype for Business Server to use Exchange archiving

In Part 2 we will cover

  • Configure Skype for Business Server to use the unified contact store

In Part 3 we will cover

  • Configure Exchange Server Unified Messaging for Skype for Business Server voicemail
  • Integrate Skype for Business Server and Outlook Web App

Section 1. Configure Skype for Business Server to use the unified contact store

If server-to-server authentication between Skype for Business Server 2015 and Exchange 2013 is already configured then you have also enabled the unified contact store; no additional server configuration is required.

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If you dont want to use the Global Identity you can setup a User Policy which can be applied

First of all you need to Disable the global policy

Set-CsUserServicesPolicy -Identity global -UcsAllowed $False
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If you have enabled server-to-server authentication between Skype for Business Server 2015 and Exchange 2013 but didnt realise UCS enables by Default for “All” Skype for Business. If you go to a User based policy you will need to move the Users contacts from UCS to the Skype for Business Server by running the following command.

Invoke-CsUcsRollback –identity “Andrew Price” –verbose
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As you can see from my test user, he was not configured for UCS. It is important to note if you run Invoke-CsUcsRollBack the Skype for Business Server will wait 7 days and then check to see which user service policy has been assigned. You wont be able to configure UCS for that user until the test period has elapsed.

To create the new user based policy you need to run the following commands
New-CsUserServicesPolicy -Identity "EnableUCS" -UcsAllowed $True
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Grant-CsUserServicesPolicy -Identity "Andrew Price" -PolicyName "EnableUCS"
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Once the policy has been assigned the  Skype for Business Server will begin to migrate the user’s contacts to the unified contact store. If the user happens to be logged on to Lync 2013 at the time migration completes, a message box will appear and he or she will be asked to log off of Skype for Business and then log back on in order to finalize the process. Users who have not been assigned this per-user policy will not have their contacts migrated to the unified contact store. That’s because those users are being managed by the global policy, and use of the unified contact store has been disabled in the global policy.

You can verify that a user’s contacts have successfully been migrated to the unified contact store by running the Test-CsUnifiedContactStore cmdlet from within the Skype for Business Server Management Shell:

Test-CsUnifiedContactStore -UserSipAddress "sip:andrew.price@lyncme.co.uk" -TargetFqdn "fe01.lyncme.local"
Target will be you Skype for Business Front End Pool.

If Test-CsUnifiedContactStore succeeds that means that the contacts for the user sip:andrew.price@lyncme.co.uk have been migrated to the unified contact store

Regards

Andrew J. Price

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