Missing Kerberos Account Assignments after SfB Server 2015 In-place Upgrade

Recently we were asked why in a multi site deployment the Kerberos Account Assignments disappeared on a global level, after a single site performed an In-Place Upgrade to Skype for Business Server 2015. When we look at the planning details for the In-Place Upgrade to Skype for Business Server 2015, it mentions that we need to have additional considerations … Continue reading Missing Kerberos Account Assignments after SfB Server 2015 In-place Upgrade

Lync/SfB: How to change Persistent Chat Privacy Web Form

Recently we were asked to disable the Open Room creation in Persistent Chat. The purpose was to only allow users to create Private or Closed Rooms from the website. After some research we didn't find any setting/policy that could disable or remove that option. The only option was to try to find in the web … Continue reading Lync/SfB: How to change Persistent Chat Privacy Web Form

Missed call notification when the call is blocked by CallerIDBlock MSPL Script

After deploying the CallerIDBlock script, some users mentioned that they received a Missed Call Notification in their mailbox. During our troubleshooting process, we found out that this was happening because the priority of the CallerIDBlock was low: Get-CsServerApplication | ft -AutoSize https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/skype/Get-CsServerApplication In this example, the CallerIDBlock has priority 12, while DefaultRouting has 8. The Missed Call Notification is generated by … Continue reading Missed call notification when the call is blocked by CallerIDBlock MSPL Script

Lync/SfB Server: Test-CsDatabase uses local server to determine ExpectedVersion

While doing some lab testing we notice the Test-CsDatabase uses the local server current update to verify which is the expected version. As an example, in our lab we have pool.gears.lab with January 2014 Cumulative Update and it will return the following: Test-CsDatabase -ConfiguredDatabases -SqlServerFqdn sql01.gears.lab | Select SqlServerFqdn, SqlInstanceName, DatabaseName, InstalledVersion, ExpectedVersion | ft -AutoSize … Continue reading Lync/SfB Server: Test-CsDatabase uses local server to determine ExpectedVersion

Hyper-V: Configure VLAN Trunk on Kemp LoadMaster

One of the Load Balancers that we have in our lab is LoadMaster from Kemp Technologies. We already published an article on how to deploy it: UC Lobby: Deploying Kemp Technologies Free LoadMaster as Lab Load Balancer/Reverse Proxy Why do we need to enable VLAN Trunk? The reason for this is that our lab "router" reached … Continue reading Hyper-V: Configure VLAN Trunk on Kemp LoadMaster

PSScript: Lync/SfB Server Certification Store Validation

In a previous post, we published the checks/validations that we should do in the Certification Store in the Lync/SfB servers. Checks to do in the Lync/SfB Certificate Store We decided to write a PowerShell with all these checks to make it simple to use. The script will be kept in sync with the post, meaning that … Continue reading PSScript: Lync/SfB Server Certification Store Validation

Address Book search for “First + Last Name” when Display Name is “Last, First Name” (WebSearchOnly)

It is quite common to have users stored in Active Directory (AD) with "Last, First Name" (e. g., "Paulino, David"). Since Lync/SfB is heavily dependent on AD, what will happen to users that want to search for "First + Last Name"? Regarding the Address Book download, this is an issue that has already been discussed … Continue reading Address Book search for “First + Last Name” when Display Name is “Last, First Name” (WebSearchOnly)