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

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

Lync/SfB Server: Event 41026, LS Data MCU after May 2017 .NET Framework update

Update 2017/06/28 – In Workaround #1 we also need to request new Front End certificates with Client and Server authentication in the EKU. Recently we notice that Lync Server 2010/2013 and Skype for Business Server 2015 Front Ends were generating the Events 41025 and immediately after the Event 41026: Log Name: Lync Server Source: LS … Continue reading Lync/SfB Server: Event 41026, LS Data MCU after May 2017 .NET Framework update

Lync/SfB Server: Manually update the Edge Server Configuration

In a recent support case we had a case that the customer had some urgency to add a new Allowed Domain to be quickly pushed to his Skype for Business 2015 Edge Servers. However, the replication wasn't working: Get-CsManagementStoreReplicationStatus | ft -AutoSize https://docs.microsoft.com/powershell/module/skype/Get-CsManagementStoreReplicationStatus An easy solution to this is to perform a manual update and … Continue reading Lync/SfB Server: Manually update the Edge Server Configuration

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)