Update Digest: Skype for Business Server 2015 CU5 (May 2017)

Skype for Business Server 2015 Cumulative Update 5 “CU5” KB3061064
– version 9319.281
– released 17 May 2017 (download)
– list of bug/hot fixes per KB3061064
– adds Windows Server 2016 support!
– for Skype for Business Server 2015 running on Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Update Digest: Lync Server 2013 / Skype for Business Mac CU1 (Nov/Dec 2016)

Lync Server

  • Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update (KB2809243)
    – version 5.0.8308.977 Released 13 Dec 2016
    – download LyncServerUpdateInstaller.exe
    – adds support for Skype for Business for Mac (KB3204553)
    – resolves no search results returned (with Lync Server 2013 Nov 2016 Cumulative Update 8 Hotfix 1 KB3200080 [version 5.0.8308.974])

Skype for Business on Mac

  • Skype for Business on Mac CU1
    – released Nov 2016
    download the installer package
    – server backend requirements:
    + Skype for Business Server 2015 Cumulative Update version 9319.272 or higher (KB3061064)
    + Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update version 8308.974 or higher (KB2809243)
    + Lync Server 2010 is not supported

REFERENCES
– Lync Server 2013 November 2016 Cumulative Update 8 HF 1 (link)
– (NextHop) Skype for Business on Mac CU1 Released! (link)
– Known issues – Skype for Business on Mac (link)

 

Update Digest: Skype for Business Server 2015 Cumulative Update 4 (Nov 2016)

Skype for Business Server 2015 Cumulative Update (4)

  • described in KB3061064 Updates for Skype for Business Server 2015
  • version 9319.272 released 11/04/2016
  • download SkypeServerUpdateInstaller.exe
  • this update enables Location-Based Routing, LBR to support Skype for Business mobile clients
  • issues fixed:
    – KB3203706 Long silence when you dial into a meeting in Skype for Business Server 2015 that has name recording disabled
    – KB3203153 You experience intermittent message delivery delay or failure in Skype for Business Server 2015 Persistent Chat rooms
    – KB3203152 Lync Phone Edition telephones cannot put a call on hold if “Music on Hold” feature is disabled
    – KB3203148 Front End server of Skype for Business Server 2015 crashes upon restart
    – KB3203707 Japanese characters in the subject of a missed call notification message are garbled
    – KB3203150 Calls to mobile clients fail if Skype for Business Server 2015 has advanced privacy mode enabled
    – KB3203147 LS Storage Service event 32054 after you upgrade to Skype for Business from Lync 2013

Pluralsight (Video) Course: Core Administration – Skype for Business Server (Overview ‘Flyer’)

If you have not yet signed up for my “Core Administration – Skype for Business Server” Pluralsight (and other excellent) online video course(s), you may want to check out this course’s free overview here or click on “Course Overview” under the Table of Contents (link).

Enjoy!

Pluralsight (Video) Course: Core Administration – Skype for Business Server

I am super excited to share with you an online video course for IT Pros and DevOps which I authored entitled “Core Administration – Skype for Business Server”. You can learn at your own pace with this practical course with lots of demo touching on premise to cloud deployments (Office 365 / Skype for Business Online).

Sign up for this (and other great) course(s) at Pluralsight today. Looking forward to your support and feedback!

ABSTRACT
Skype for Business Server empowers seamless communications and data sharing anywhere from desktop to mobile. This course will teach you the core administrative aspects from system and user management to practical troubleshooting tips and tricks.

DESCRIPTION
Operating a complex platform like Unified Communications and Collaboration to provide seamless access across typical productivity tools and applications is a challenging undertaking. In this course, Core Administration – Skype for Business Server, you’ll learn the foundational knowledge of system and user management.

First, you will acquire the skill to handle core user administration, policies, and configuration settings. Next, you’ll learn how to manage topology, define system components, and behavior to control access privileges. Finally, you’ll understand how to deploy tools and applications to effectively troubleshoot and support the environment.

When you’re finished with this course, you’ll gain the essential skills and know-how to run a smooth and problem-free infrastructure.

As a bonus, this course takes a look at on-premise vs. Skype for Business Online (Office 365) deployment scenarios in addition to management using PowerShell Remoting and a reference test lab topology to help complement your learning experience.

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Skype for Business Server: Login Failed (Untrusted Domain)

You are login with a Skype for Business Server administrative account holding appropriate rights/permissions on a workstation which is joined to the Active Directory domain. Upon executing a #skype4b command on the Control Panel or management shell, you encountered the error below:

Get-CsAddressBookConfiguration : Login failed. The login is from an untrusted domain and cannot be used with Windows authentication.
At line:1 char:1
+ Get-CsAddressBookConfiguration
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-CsAddressBookConfiguration], SqlConnectionException + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Rtc.Common.Data.SqlConnectionException,Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Internal.GetAddressBookConfigurationCmdlet

If you have recently changed the account’s password, simply lock and unlock the administrative workstation using the updated credentials to fix this issue.

Update Digest: Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update KB2809243 (Apr 2016)

Knowledge based articles related to this KB2809243

  • KB3148257 April 2016 cumulative update 5.0.8308.949 for Lync Server 2013, Shared Line Appearance
    KB3140586 April 2016 cumulative update 5.0.8308.949 for the Lync Server 2013 Mediation Server
    KB3140585 April 2016 cumulative update 5.0.8308.949 for the Lync Server 2013, Response Group service
    KB3140584 April 2016 cumulative update 5.0.8308.949 for Lync Server 2013, Conferencing Server
    KB3140582 April 2016 cumulative update 5.0.8308.949 for Lync Server 2013, Front End Server and Edge Server
    KB3140581 April 2016 cumulative update 5.0.8308.949 for Lync Server 2013, Core Components
  • version 8308.949 released 13 Apr 2016
  • download LyncServerUpdateInstaller.exe
  • applies to Microsoft Lync Server 2013 and Lync Server 2013 Multitenant Hosting Pack (Standard and Enterprise Editions)
  • steps 1 to 5 required to apply this update for Lync Server 2013 RTM (5.0.8308.0) per KB2809243

#skype4b: Active Directory Error “-2147418113”

You are performing operational tasks in Skype for Business Server with the Control Panel when an Active Directory error message similar to the below started popping up for no apparent reason:

Get-CsUser : Active Directory error “-2147418113” occurred when looking for global catalogs in forest “swissitpro.ch“: “The user name or password is incorrect.”
At line:1 char:1
+ Get-CsUser -Identity swissitpro\desmond
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-CsUser], ADOperationException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : Microsoft.Rtc.Management.ADConnect.ADOperationExcep
tion,Microsoft.Rtc.Management.AD.Cmdlets.GetOcsUserCmdlet

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Skype/Lync: This Operating System is not Supported by this Application

Office 2013 Pro with Lync 2013 RTM is installed on a new Windows 10 desktop machine. As soon as you click a Lync or Skype for Business meeting invite URI, an error keeps appearing:

Error

This operating system is not supported by this application.

[ OK ]

Despite having restarted the Lync application follow by reboot of the machine, the same error appears. It is getting late and you are not able to join the meeting. What can you do?

Workaround
– append ?sl= to the meeting URI to join using the Lync/Skype Web App.

Fix
– first start one of the Office applications like Word to allow setup to complete the final installation steps.