Lync/SfB Server: How to fix msRTCSIP-DeploymentLocator when it’s empty/not set

While working on a support case we notice that the AD Attribute msRTCSIP-DeploymentLocator wasn't set for some Skype for Business enabled users. These users could sign in and use the Skype for Business features, however, we decided to make sure all SfB OnPrem users had the correct value - "SRV:" We can use the following … Continue reading Lync/SfB Server: How to fix msRTCSIP-DeploymentLocator when it’s empty/not set

Changing Lync/SfB Server PowerShell windows size

A quick way to change the Lync/SfB Server PowerShell window size is to run the following cmdlets: However, this change is temporary, when we open a new Lync/SfB Server PowerShell it will return to the default values. To modify the default values we need to change Layout settings in the Lync/SfB Server PowerShell shortcut properties: Lync … Continue reading Changing Lync/SfB Server PowerShell windows size

Lync/SfB Server: Certificate assignment location

Usually to check the Lync/SfB Server assigned certificates we simply use the Certificate Wizard (Step 3 in the Lync/SfB Deployment Wizard): Or we can also use a PowerShell cmdlet: Get-csCertificate https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/skype/get-cscertificate However, there is another way... We can go directly to where the assigned certificates information is located. The certificate assignment is stored in XML, … Continue reading Lync/SfB Server: Certificate assignment location

Lync/SfB Server: Rebuilding the SQL Local Databases

While troubleshooting an issue where the Front End Service wasn't starting, we notice that the Event Viewer > Applications and Services Logs > Lync Server had references to the local database unavailability: Log Name: Lync Server Source: LS User Services Date: 02/01/2019 14:18:40 Event ID: 32122 Task Category: (1006) Level: Warning Keywords: Classic User: N/A Computer: sfbfe01.recore.lab … Continue reading Lync/SfB Server: Rebuilding the SQL Local Databases

Cannot remove the Director Pool – Users or Contacts are associated to it.

While trying to decommissioning a Lync Server 2013 Director Pool we got the following error message when we publish the new topology: This wasn't expected since a Director Pool shouldn't have users associated with it. After troubleshooting the issue, we notice that some users had the attribute msRTCSIP-PrimaryHomeServer associated to the Lync Server 2013 Director … Continue reading Cannot remove the Director Pool – Users or Contacts are associated to it.

Lync/SfB: Quickly access the Certificate Store

In a previous post we wrote about the Checks to do in the Lync/Skype for Business Server Certificate Store, however, sometimes we might also want to manually check it using the Certificate Store MMC. Since Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 we can quick access the Certificate Store MMC, for Local Computer and Current User, using Command Prompt/PowerShell or the … Continue reading Lync/SfB: Quickly access the Certificate Store

Lync/SfB Server: Stop Front End service in Starting state

Some of the cases we work have the Front End service in a Starting state: In PowerShell the status is StartPending: We cannot stop it on the Services Management Console: We can go to Task Manager and try to manual stop the service: If that doesn't work we need to Go to Details and End task that is associated with … Continue reading Lync/SfB Server: Stop Front End service in Starting state