Configuring Skype for Business URLs for Windows Server Web Application Proxy 2012 R2

Hello Readers

I have been recently playing with Windows 2012 R2 Web Application Proxy for Skype for Business URLs (Meet, Dialin, Lyncdiscover, Internal/External web services and WAC) and was getting a bit frustrated with the process. So like any good IT Professional I thought there must be an easier way to create the Skype for Business URLs with the required backend servers, port numbers and certificate.

Please welcome New-WebApplicationProxy.ps1 script designed to deploy and configure the required Skype for Business URL. In this script there is some customizable options in case you dont like the name conventions I have used for the Skype for Business URLs. You can edit the following using Notepad or Powershell ISE.

## Customize Options ##
${SfB Rule WebExt} = ‘Sfb rule for {0}’
${SfB Rule LyncDiscover} = ‘Sfb rule for LyncDiscover’
${SfB Rule Dial} = ‘Sfb rule for Dialin’
${SfB Rule Meet} = ‘Sfb rule for Meet’
${OOS Rule} = ‘Office Web App/Online Server Rule

Only edit the wording with ‘  ‘ for example ${SfB Rule LyncDiscover} = ‘Sfb rule for LyncDiscover’ to ${SfB Rule LyncDiscover} = ‘Sfb rule for LyncDiscover.lyncme.co.uk’

Section 1. Running the script

We will now run the process of how to create the Skype for Business URLs.

Launch Powershell as Administrator

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Browse to the location of the downloaded script

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Press Enter

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Specify your public certificate thumbprint as shown above and Press Enter

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Specify your internal domain name and Press Enter

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Specify your external domain name and Press Enter

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Specify your internal web services name as shown above and Press Enter

Examples of web services url are shown below

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Specify your external web services name as shown above and Press Enter

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Specify your internal Office Web Apps/Office Online Server name or Pool name as shown above and Press Enter

For the purpose of this post I have a single OOS called os01.lyncme.local

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Specify your internal Office Web Apps/Office Online Server name or Pool Domain name as shown above and Press Enter

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Specify your external Office Web Apps/Office Online Server name as shown above and Press Enter

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This now completes the deployment and configuration of the Skype for Business URLs and Office Web Apps/Office Online Server.

Section 2.

Section 3. Downloading the Script

So where can you download this script?

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Configuring-Skype-for-880b1898

 

If you have any ideas for me to improve this script? Ping me an email at andrew.price@lyncme.co.uk

 

Regards

Andrew J. Price

3 thoughts on “Configuring Skype for Business URLs for Windows Server Web Application Proxy 2012 R2

    • To answered my own question, yes, this still need to be setup prior to running the script, and if you haven’t set it up already (as was the lab in my lab) you also need to setup ADFS on a domain joined PC

      • Hi Chris

        Yes, you do need a ADFS server within your lab/production environment for this to work and correct, needs to be domain joined

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