Reassign the private key after deleting a certificate from the snap-in

In case we delete, by mistake, a certificate using the Certificate snap-in, we can still restore it. In order to do this, we need to import the certificate again and reassign the stored private key to it, without having to create a new request. The following article was published for IIS, but it also applies to Lync/SfB Server … Continue reading Reassign the private key after deleting a certificate from the snap-in

Merge certificate public and private key with OpenSSL

This post isn't about Lync Server/Skype for Business Server, but we think it will be a good reference for people that work with Lync/Skype. When we do an offline certificate request, we will get an .REQ file that looks like this: -----BEGIN NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- ################################### -----END NEW CERTIFICATE REQUEST----- Then we use public or private CA … Continue reading Merge certificate public and private key with OpenSSL

Request/Renewing Skype for Business Server 2015 Certificates

Here are the steps to request or renew certificates in Skype for Business Server 2015. Most of the steps are similar to Lync Server 2010/2013, so to start let's go to the well-known Deployment Wizard Step 3 and click Run or Run Again (depending on if you are requesting for the first time or renewing … Continue reading Request/Renewing Skype for Business Server 2015 Certificates

Lync Server 2013: Event 14497,14517 LS Protocol Stack

This issue dates a while back, but after Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update 3 (5.0.8308.556 and above) the Edge Server Access Service won't start with the Event 14497 LS Protocol Stack: One or more configuration errors were detected at startup that cannot be mitigated. Cause: There are serious problems with the server configuration that prevented … Continue reading Lync Server 2013: Event 14497,14517 LS Protocol Stack

Deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group for Skype for Business Server 2015

In Lync Server 2013, there were requests regarding an alternative to SQL Mirroring for SQL Server High Availability. This was related to the fact that SQL Mirroring was marked as a feature to be removed in future SQL Server versions: This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, … Continue reading Deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group for Skype for Business Server 2015

Skype for Business Server 2015 Component Version using PowerShell

There are two methods to get the Skype for Business Server component version: using Windows Registry or the WMI Classes. Both methods were previously published for Lync Server 2010 and Lync Server 2013: Lync Server Component Version using PowerShell (Windows Registry) https://uclobby.wordpress.com/2014/12/15/lync-server-component-version-using-powershell-windows-registry/ Lync Server Component Version using PowerShell (WMI Classes) https://uclobby.wordpress.com/2013/08/14/lync-server-component-version/ The preferred method is … Continue reading Skype for Business Server 2015 Component Version using PowerShell