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Live Meeting Service End of Life

If your company is using Office Live Meeting, we have some important reminders for you. We’ve been...

Author: dodeitte Date: 12/15/2017

Issue Installing Prerequisites on a Server with KB2966828

This has been an issue for awhile now, but not normally something I run into as most of my installs...

Author: dodeitte Date: 03/06/2017

Issue with CMS Replication in a Hardened Environment

This was an interesting issue I ran into recently at a customer.  They were migrating to Skype for...

Author: dodeitte Date: 03/06/2017

Skype for Business Basic Client & Updates

Starting with the July 5, 2016, update for Skype for Business 2016 (KB3115268), the Skype for...

Author: dodeitte Date: 07/15/2016

Skype for Business Server Real-Time Statistics Manager 1.1 Available

An update to Skype for Business Server Real-Time Statistics Manager is available. The following...

Author: dodeitte Date: 04/25/2016

Last Cumulative Update for Lync Server 2010 Available

This will mark the last Cumulative Update for Lync Server 2010 as we are at the end of the 5 year...

Author: dodeitte Date: 04/19/2016

.NET Framework 4.6.1 and Skype for Business Server 2015/Lync Server 2013

Update 2/13/17 - .NET Framework 4.6.2 is supported with the February 2017 Cumulative Update for...

Author: dodeitte Date: 02/12/2016

How to Setup Shared Line Appearance in Skype for Business Server 2015

Update 3/6/16 - Updated list of supported Polycom phones. Shared Line Appearance (SLA) is a new...

Author: dodeitte Date: 11/29/2015

New Skype for Business Server 2015 PowerShell Cmdlets Not Available After Applying November 2015 CU

After applying the Skype for Business Server 2015 November 2015 Cumulative Update, some additional...

Author: dodeitte Date: 11/28/2015

Issue Installing Skype for Business Server 2015 in a Hardened Environment without Internet Access

During the install for Skype for Business Server 2015, SQL Express fails to install with the...

Author: dodeitte Date: 11/27/2015

Skype for Business Server Real-Time Statistics Manager

Update 4/20/16 – Added information on upgrading Statistics Manager. A pretty cool new tool is...

Author: dodeitte Date: 10/24/2015

How to Change the Certificate Store Used for Lync Client Certificates

Update 3/12/18 - Clarified the options for the registry setting (HKLM or HKCU). I've gotten this...

Author: dodeitte Date: 05/31/2015

What Databases are Moved when Running Invoke-CsDatabaseFailover?

I have a customer question recently on how to know what databases the Invoke-CsDatabaseFailover...

Author: dodeitte Date: 05/29/2015

Issue Updating WsFedPassiveMetadataUri for Passive Authentication in Lync Server 2013

I had a customer recently where we were setting up passive authentication for Lync Server 2013 and...

Author: dodeitte Date: 05/11/2015

How to Verify if Skype for Business Server 2015 Database Updates Completed Successfully

Update 7/31/18 - Added database versions for July 2018 Cumulative Update. You can find the Lync...

Author: dodeitte Date: 05/10/2015

Issue with X-Frame-Options and Lync Server 2013 Simple URLs

I had a customer recently that started getting the following when external users tried to join a...

Author: dodeitte Date: 05/05/2015

Installing Prerequisites for Skype for Business Server 2015

Update 3/6/17 - Added information about KB2966828. Taken from the Server requirements for Skype for...

Author: dodeitte Date: 05/04/2015

Skype for Business Server Installer Now Checks for Updates

A new addition in Skype for Business Server is the ability for the installer to check to see if any...

Author: dodeitte Date: 05/03/2015

Lync Server 2013, Lync Web App & Google Chrome Support Updated

In this post, I discussed the new behavior when using Google Chrome to join a Lync meeting. An...

Author: dodeitte Date: 01/06/2015

Issue Installing IIS ARR on Windows Server 2012 R2

Update 6/1/16 – Updated download link for ARR 3.0 Stand-alone package.  With the update, Web Farm...

Author: dodeitte Date: 01/05/2015

Lync Server 2013 December 2014 Cumulative Update, Lync Web App & Google Chrome

Update 1/6/15 - Added link to cumulative update that resolves this issue.Update 12/27/14 - Added...

Author: dodeitte Date: 12/15/2014

Issue with Lync Conversation Window Extension

I had a customer question the other day that I hadn't seen before. The issue was that people...

Author: dodeitte Date: 12/11/2014

Issue Installing SQL Server 2012 Express Instances on Lync Server 2013

I ran into this issue at a customer recently. The Lync Server 2013 Deployment Wizard would throw an...

Author: dodeitte Date: 09/09/2014

How to Remove Legacy OCS Dial-in Simple URL from Lync Server

If you've migrated to Lync Server from a previous version of OCS, you may have noticed that you...

Author: dodeitte Date: 09/02/2014

Issue Installing August 2014 Cumulative Update for Microsoft Lync Server 2013

You may encounter an issue while trying to install the August 2014 Cumulative Update for Microsoft...

Author: dodeitte Date: 08/19/2014

Issue Adding Users to Persistent Chat Rooms

I had a question from a customer recently that was having issues adding users to Persistent Chat...

Author: dodeitte Date: 05/15/2014

Issue Completely Disabling Photos in Lync 2013

I had a customer request recently to be able to completely disable photos for some users in Lync...

Author: dodeitte Date: 05/12/2014

How to Get Office Web Apps Server 2013 to Report a Healthy Health Status

I see this a lot in customer environments with Office Web Apps Server 2013 deployed for use with...

Author: dodeitte Date: 01/12/2014

How to Enable Detailed Logging in Lync Web App

I was troubleshooting an issue with media connectivity in Lync Web App and needed to gather...

Author: dodeitte Date: 01/09/2014

How to Get a List of Explicit Chat Room Members and Managers

You can use the query* below to get a list of explicit permissions assigned in Group Chat or...

Author: dodeitte Date: 01/09/2014

Effects of Changing a User's SIP Address in Lync Server 2013

A question I get a lot when talking with administrators about Lync is how to handle name changes and...

Author: dodeitte Date: 01/06/2014

Lync Server 2013 Threshold Files for PAL Available

The PAL (Performance Analysis of Logs) tool is a powerful tool that reads in a performance monitor...

Author: dodeitte Date: 11/19/2013

Lync Server 2010 Threshold Files for PAL Available

The PAL (Performance Analysis of Logs) tool is a powerful tool that reads in a performance monitor...

Author: dodeitte Date: 11/19/2013

Issue with Group Chat 2010 Client Not Displaying Information for Certain Chat Rooms

I ran into an interesting issue onsite with a customer recently. They have Group Chat 2010 deployed...

Author: dodeitte Date: 11/17/2013

Issue with Office Web Apps Server 2013 Published Externally Using TMG 2010

I was helping a customer setup Lync Server 2013 when we ran into an interesting issue while testing...

Author: dodeitte Date: 11/10/2013

Issue with Presence Not Updating Based on Free/Busy After Applying September 2013 Cumulative Update - Part 2

With the release of the November 2013 Cumulative Update for the Lync 2013 client free/busy...

Author: dodeitte Date: 11/10/2013

Issue with Lync Server 2013 Logging Tool After Applying Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Updates

I ran into an interesting issue while I was building out a test environment in my lab. After...

Author: dodeitte Date: 10/31/2013

How to Publish Lync Server 2013 Web Services with Windows Server 2012 R2 Web Application Proxy

Update 5/12/15 - Added information about disabling translation of URL values in request...

Author: dodeitte Date: 10/29/2013

Lync Server 2013 Now Supported on Windows Server 2012 R2

With the release of the Updates for Lync Server 2013: October 2013, Lync Server 2013 is now...

Author: dodeitte Date: 10/25/2013

Change in Lync 2013 Taskbar Icon - Part 2

With the release of the September 2013 Cumulative Update for the Lync 2013 client, the icon used in...

Author: dodeitte Date: 09/21/2013

Issue with Presence Not Updating Based on Free/Busy After Applying September 2013 Cumulative Update

Update 11/10/13 - This issue has been resolved with the release of the November 2013 Cumulative...

Author: dodeitte Date: 09/21/2013

SQL Clustering Now Supported in Lync Server 2013

Lync Server 2013 now supports using SQL clustering for the SQL store. From the Database Software...

Author: dodeitte Date: 08/20/2013

Change in Lync 2013 Taskbar Icon

Update 9/20/13 - With the release of the September 2013 Cumulative Update, the icon has reverted...

Author: dodeitte Date: 07/10/2013

How to Verify if Lync Server 2013 Database Updates Completed Successfully

Update 7/9/18 - Added database versions for July 2018 Cumulative Update. You can find the Skype for...

Author: dodeitte Date: 07/02/2013

Importance of Setting the Correct SQL Server Collation

This was a really interesting issue that I ran into at a customer recently. The goal was to install...

Author: dodeitte Date: 07/02/2013

Sample Lync Server Archiving Report Available

Update 11/26/13 - I have release an updated version of the reports. This version of the reports...

Author: dodeitte Date: 06/02/2013

Issue with Accessing CMS on Paired Standard Edition Server

Update 5/31/13 - Added information about using "Prepare first Standard Edition server" to add...

Author: dodeitte Date: 04/28/2013

Archiving Options in Lync Server 2013

Update 7/11/13 - Added "How Do I View Archived Content?" section Lync Server 2013 has made a couple...

Author: dodeitte Date: 04/24/2013

Issue with Calling Number Translation Rules and E.164 Extensions

I came across this issue while troubleshooting dialing issues at a customer. When a Lync 2013 user...

Author: dodeitte Date: 04/21/2013

Issue with Automatic Updates Enabled & Office Web Apps Server 2013 Update

Update 4/8/13 - Added information about change to KB2760445 automatically updating. I came across...

Author: dodeitte Date: 03/29/2013

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