August 25, 2015

TIP 1520A: Skype for Business Centralized Logging - User Not Authorized

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 11:48 pm

You start with elevated administrative privileges the latest version of Skype for Business Server 2015, Logging Tool (v6.0.9319.73 released 29 July 2015) and are login as a Sfbs Administrator with CSAdministrator membership on a Skype Front-End Server.

When you attempt to “Start Logging” after having selected the desired “Scenarios” and machines under “Topology”, the following error shows up:

Error: User domain\skypeadmin  is not authorized to view or change logging OR this pool and computers are not valid. Pools or Computers - s01.domain.name,s01.domain.name.

In an environment supporting multiple server versions of Lync/Skype, verify that the machines picked under “Topology” are running Lync Server 2013 and higher as the Centralized Logging feature was only first introduced in Lync Server 2013.

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August 20, 2015

TIP 1519: Skype for Business 2015 Debugging Tools and VC++ 2013 Runtime

Filed under: Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 11:26 pm

Attempts to install Skype for Business 2015 Debugging Tools* on an administrative workstation or server running a supported Windows OS may fail with the error:

Skype for Business 2015, Debugging Tools installation or uninstallation requires that Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Minimum Runtime - 12.0.21005 Package is already installed. Either use Setup.exe for installation or run vcredist_x64.exe included with the product to install the redistributable.
[ OK ]

You can either ensure that …

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August 4, 2015

TIP 1518: Change Skype for Business / Lync 2013 Display (UI) Language

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 7:37 am

Working in a global organization means there is a need to support diverse cultures and different languages. Desktop images with the desired Windows Operating System, core productivity applications and line-of-business programs can be built using a “base” language, typically English. On top of it, multi-language pack (MUI) extends the product to enable support for languages other than English, such as for Office 201x users.

As Lync 2013 / Skype for Business 2015 (Sfbc) is part of Office 2013 Professional and …

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July 21, 2015

TIP 1517: Skype Business Edge - Schannel EventID 36888

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 10:55 pm

Found an interesting article giving a nice look into why the error “Schannel EventID 36888″ consistently appears in the Windows SYSTEM log:

A fatal error was generated and sent to the remote endpoint. This may result in termination of the connection. The TLS protocol defined fatal error code is 10. The Windows Schannel error state is 1203.

This is found to affect Skype for business / Lync Server holding Edge server roles and can impact other Windows Server with detailed SChannel logging enabled.

REFERENCES
How to enable Schannel event logging in IIS (link)

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June 30, 2015

Evaluation/Trial: Skype for Business Server 2015 (Jun 2015)

Skype for Business Server 2015
180-day Evaluation / trial version now available (64-bit only)

Available languages:
English, Chinese (Traditional / Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian and Spanish

Download today!

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June 25, 2015

TIP 1515: Lync/Skype PowerShell ‘Cannot find a part of the path…’

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010, PowerShell — Desmond Lee @ 12:31 am

Watch out for possible baffling and seemingly unexplainable failures like this if “Run as Administrator” is not used to start your Lync / Skype for Business Server Management Shell:

Get-CsWindowsService : Could not find a part of the path ‘C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp\3\Get-CsWindowsService-f6cffcce-….-….-….-………….xml’.

At line:1 char:54
+ … Get-CsWindowsService RTCMED …
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-CsWindowsService], DirectoryNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException,Microsoft.
Rtc.Management.Deployment.GetServicesCmdlet

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June 20, 2015

Update Digest: Skype for Business Server/Client 2015, Call Quality Dashboard/KHI, Lync Mobile, Management Pack, etc. (May/Jun 2015)

Skype for Business Server 2015

Updates for Skype for Business Server 2015 (KB3061064)
- version 9319.55 released 19 Jun 2015
- download SkypeServerUpdateInstaller.exe
- includes fix KB3061059 for issue described in KB3069206*
(Exchange UM Auto Attendant … Response Group Sfbs)
- See [1] for list of updates covered

Skype for Business 2015 / Lync 2013 (Desktop Client)

Update for Lync 2013 / Skype for Business 2015 (KB3054791)
- version 1.0 released 2 Jun 2015
- download lync2013-kb3054791-fullfile-x??-glb.exe (x86 and x64 Edition)
- includes Sfbc UI update (Lync 2013 -> Skype for Business 2015)
- Prerequisites: 14 Apr 2015 KB2889853, 9 Jun 2015 KB3054853# and KB2817427 (Microsoft Office 2013 Language Pack Service Pack 1)

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June 10, 2015

Update Digest: Office Web Apps Server 2013 (KB3054863) - Jun 2015

June 9, 2015, update for Office Web Apps Server 2013 (KB3054863)
- version 1.0 released 2 June 2015

Issue(s) fixed:
“The Decrease List Level and Increase List Level functions are unavailable in PowerPoint Web App in the Chrome web browser.”

Prerequisites:
Description of Microsoft Office Web Apps Server Service Pack 1 (SP1)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2880558

Download:
Update for Microsoft Office Web Apps Server 2013 (KB3054863)
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47558

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June 3, 2015

Skype for Business Server 2015 - Video Interop Server Synthetic Transaction Support Package (64-bit)

Skype for Business Server 2015, Video Interop Server Synthetic Transaction Support Package (64-bit)
- version 9319.0 released 6 May 2015 (download)
- requires .NET Framework 4.5 +
OCSCore.msi, UCMA, Watcher Node and
Windows Server Desktop Experience feature


This download includes support files needed to run Skype for Business Server 2015, VIS Synthetic Transactions. The package contains configuration files and media to support Video Interop Server Synthetic Transactions. These are needed in addition to the Synthetic Transactions that get installed through OCSCore.msi.

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June 2, 2015

TIP 1513: PowerShell Help Skype for Business 2015

Run (as local Administrator):

Update-Help -UICulture “en-us”

to get local, off-line and up-to-date PowerShell Help documentation for Windows and Skype for Business Server.

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