Polycom Group 500 integration with Lync Server 2013

So we got hands on a Polycom Group 500! This is a relative new RealPresence product from Polycom – although smaller than HDX 7000, it continues to maintain most of its features. In Group Series, Polycom dropped the support for ISDN and People On Content. As of the writing of this article, the Polycom Group Series is … Continue reading Polycom Group 500 integration with Lync Server 2013

Lync Phone Edition Test Device won’t update to unapproved version

Last week we were trying to update a Lync Phone Edition to 4.0.7577.4414, and the update was successfully imported as shown in the next print screen: After a factory reset, the phone was requesting the last approved version (4.0.7577.4411). In the logs we found this: 10/30/2013 10:44:24,david.paulino@*****,10.0.1.1,UCPhone,30/10/2013 05:42:45,"0004F2959F06","0004f2959f06","POLYCOM","CX500","Rev-4","ENU",cpe.nbt;4.0.7577.4397;26/06/2013 15:16:38, http://<internal FQDN>/RequestHandler/Files/UCPhone/POLYCOM/CX500/Rev-4/ENU/4.0.7577.4411/CPE/CPE.nbt; https://<external FQDN>/RequestHandlerExt/Files/UCPhone/POLYCOM/CX500/Rev-4/ENU/4.0.7577.4411/CPE/CPE.nbt;4.0.7577.4411;27/09/2013 22:03:02 After … Continue reading Lync Phone Edition Test Device won’t update to unapproved version

Lync 2013 Client IMWarning / Disclaimer issues with Special Characters

IMWarning is a message that is showed every time a chat windows is opened. This is a new feature on Lync Client 2013 Basic and Full, since the RTM version has a limitation to show Special Characters. In Portuguese, for instance,  "Atenção" contain the ç and ã characters which will not be correctly displayed in Lync 2013 Client. To … Continue reading Lync 2013 Client IMWarning / Disclaimer issues with Special Characters

Difference between Open and Closed Federation in Lync/SfB Server

One of the features that Lync Server and Skype for Business Server has and customers like is the ability to federate with another company. This post will focus only on Lync/SfB to Lync/SfB or Lync/SfB to OCS federation. Usually, Lync/SfB administrators don't know if they have an open or closed federation – why is that so? Because … Continue reading Difference between Open and Closed Federation in Lync/SfB Server

Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update List: September 2019

Since we already have a Lync Server 2010 Cumulative Update List it makes sense to have the same for Lync Server 2013. We can use the PowerShell cmdlet described in Lync Server Component Version to know which version is installed. After running Lync Server Update package, not all components will be updated to the latest version – this is a … Continue reading Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update List: September 2019

Lync Server 2010 Cumulative Update List: June 2019

In a previous article we discussed how to check Lync Server Component Version. After checking the versions, a good thing is a table to verify what Cumulative Update were installed in the server. We can use the Lync Server Core Component as reference, since this component is always updated. When we update Lync Server, not all components … Continue reading Lync Server 2010 Cumulative Update List: June 2019

Lync Server Component Version using PowerShell (WMI Classes)

Every Lync Server administrator must have this PowerShell cmdlet, which shows each Lync Server 2010/2013 Component's version: Get-WmiObject -class Win32_Product | where {$_.name -like "*Lync Server*"} | Sort-Object Name | Select Name, Version |ft -AutoSize The result will be like this: Or in Lync Server 2010: To save the result in a file just add … Continue reading Lync Server Component Version using PowerShell (WMI Classes)

The Office Communications Server Front-End service terminated with service-specific error 2147975170 (0x80078002)

Sometimes you get Front End Services to stop unexpectedly and in the event error you receive the message:  "The Office Communications Server Front-End service terminated with service-specific error 2147975170 (0x80078002)". This is a rare event, but it might occur in scenarios when the Archiving Setting "Shutdown if archiving fails" is enabled or something happens to … Continue reading The Office Communications Server Front-End service terminated with service-specific error 2147975170 (0x80078002)

EnableFastFailoverTimer in Lync Server 2013 Trunk Configuration

New stuff has been added to Lync Server 2013 but some things aren't visible right away. On the Lync administrator side the interface didn't change much – Control Panel and Topology are almost the same, and PowerShell is still black. "Under the hood", we will find out that things are quite different – new settings, new … Continue reading EnableFastFailoverTimer in Lync Server 2013 Trunk Configuration