Last + First name searches in Lync/SfB Address Book (GalContacts.db)

In a previous post in Joe Calev's WebLog, we were shown how to enable Last + First name searches in Lync Server: That workaround works for WebSearchAndFileDownload and FileDownloadOnly — what we basically need is the GalContacts.db file. Recently, Joe Calev's workaround was introduced in Lync Server 2013 (Nov 2014 Cumulative Update) and it is also … Continue reading Last + First name searches in Lync/SfB Address Book (GalContacts.db)

Lync Server 2013: Update ‘Windows Fabric Patch’ could not be installed. Error code 1603

In August 2014, an update to Windows Fabric was included in the Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update. There's a list for the Windows Fabric updates: Lync/SfB: Windows Fabric version List During an update in our Lab, we got the following error message: Also, an error was logged in Event Viewer: Log Name:      Application Source:        MsiInstaller … Continue reading Lync Server 2013: Update ‘Windows Fabric Patch’ could not be installed. Error code 1603

Lync/SfB: Windows Fabric version List

In a previous post related to checking the Lync/Skype for Business Server component version, we forgot to mention about Windows Fabric: Lync Server Component Version using PowerShell (Windows Registry) Skype for Business Server 2015 Component Version using PowerShell When we published the Component Version PowerShell cmdlet for Lync Server 2010, we only included the Lync … Continue reading Lync/SfB: Windows Fabric version List

Lync/SfB: Different scenarios using EnableSkypeUI option

The Lync/SfB Client April 2015 update introduced the new SkypeUI. For some this post may be late, but we still see some confusion on what we have to do before applying the update or which scenarios are available. The article in the link below describes the configuration that we need to do: Configure the client experience … Continue reading Lync/SfB: Different scenarios using EnableSkypeUI option

Lync/SfB Server: Checking for duplicate entries in the Active Directory Configuration Partition

While troubleshooting the issue described in Checking for "ms-RTC-SIP-TrustedServer" multiple Active Directory entries with PowerShell, we encountered more duplicates for the same server, so we decided to compile all in one place. Like in our previous post Checks to do in the Lync/SfB Certificate Store, this list will also be updated and, again, you are … Continue reading Lync/SfB Server: Checking for duplicate entries in the Active Directory Configuration Partition

Skype for Business Server 2015 Cumulative Update List: August 2019

With the first release of an update for Skype for Business Server 2015, it is a good opportunity to publish a list of Cumulative Updates. We will try to keep it updated as soon as a new Cumulative Update is released. Like in the previous versions, this list will include the version for the Core … Continue reading Skype for Business Server 2015 Cumulative Update List: August 2019

Checks to do in the Lync/SfB Server Certificate Store

Update 2019/06/10 - Added Check #7 for expired certificates. The checks described in this article are the result of what we normally check during troubleshooting. Some of these already have specific error events, but the objective here is to try to avoid that these events occur. We plan to keep the post updated and add … Continue reading Checks to do in the Lync/SfB Server Certificate Store