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

Teams: Check client version using PowerShell

An easy way to check MS Teams version is in the client by going to About > Version: The version will be displayed near the Command Box: The MS Teams client is installed per user and the version is stored in the settings.json file: %AppData%\Microsoft\Teams\ Using PowerShell we can convert JSON files to PowerShell Objects: PowerTip: Convert JSON … Continue reading Teams: Check client version using PowerShell

Lync/SfB: Check client version using PowerShell

During troubleshooting we often need to check the installed version, for Lync/SfB Server we already know how to check the installed version using PowerShell: Skype for Business Server Component Version using Get-CsServerPatchVersion Skype for Business Server 2015 Component Version using PowerShell Lync Server Component Version using PowerShell (Windows Registry) On the client we can check the version by using … Continue reading Lync/SfB: Check client version using PowerShell

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

SfB Server Component Version using Get-CsServerPatchVersion

The recent November 2015 Cumulative Update for Skype for Business Server 2015 added the Get-CsServerPatchVersion to the available PowerShell cmdlets. This new PowerShell cmdlet replaces the previous methods (Windows Registry and WMI Classes). To get the Skype4B Server Component Version: Skype for Business Server 2015 Component Version using PowerShell We need to make sure that … Continue reading SfB Server Component Version using Get-CsServerPatchVersion

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