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)

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/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

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

Checking for “ms-RTC-SIP-TrustedServer” multiple Active Directory entries with PowerShell

While publishing and enabling a topology, we were getting this error: Enable-CsTopology: Multiple Active Directory entries were found for type"ms-RTC-SIP-TrustedServer" with ID "<SERVER FQDN>". The publishing was successful but then the enabling was showing this error. The next step was to check the duplicates in the Active Directory Configuration Partition. For those who have already … Continue reading Checking for “ms-RTC-SIP-TrustedServer” multiple Active Directory entries with PowerShell