Changing back to Lync 2013 Icon after the April 2015 update

Some of us were surprised by the Lync 2013/Skype for Business Client update, since this security update also included the Skype4B User Interface. Lync/Skype4B administrators could still use the recently added EnableSkypeUI setting to the Client Policy in order to manage which UI they want the user to see. In our Lync Lab, we have … Continue reading Changing back to Lync 2013 Icon after the April 2015 update

Skype for Business Server 2015 Component Version using PowerShell

There are two methods to get the Skype for Business Server component version: using Windows Registry or the WMI Classes. Both methods were previously published for Lync Server 2010 and Lync Server 2013: Lync Server Component Version using PowerShell (Windows Registry) Lync Server Component Version using PowerShell (WMI Classes) The preferred method is using the … Continue reading Skype for Business Server 2015 Component Version using PowerShell

Lync Server Component Version using PowerShell (Windows Registry)

One of the first posts was about how to get Lync Server Component versions: Lync Server Component Version with PowerShell (WMI Classes) In that post, we used Get-WmiObject to query the server. Nevertheless, using that method can be slow, and for sometime it was the only one we knew. In the post Hey, Scripting Guy! Blog … Continue reading Lync Server Component Version using PowerShell (Windows Registry)

Lync/SfB Edge Server on a single subnet

The point of this post is to help those that can't have 2 NIC on 2 separated not routable subnets. I have already encountered some customers whose security team stated that it was technically impossible to deploy an additional subnet on their current security/network infrastructure. Many of you know that Lync Edge Requirements have the following … Continue reading Lync/SfB Edge Server on a single subnet

“No available Servers to connect to” when trying to view user PIN status.

Recently, someone asked me if I could check his PIN. Usually, I instruct the user to change his PIN in the Dialin Web Page, but in this case, since Lync Control Panel was already open, I check the PIN Status: Request failed with error No available Servers to connect to: The only error was managing … Continue reading “No available Servers to connect to” when trying to view user PIN status.

Difference between Open and Closed Federation in Lync/SfB Server

One of the features that Lync Server and Skype for Business Server has and customers like is the ability to federate with another company. This post will focus only on Lync/SfB to Lync/SfB or Lync/SfB to OCS federation. Usually, Lync/SfB administrators don't know if they have an open or closed federation – why is that so? Because … Continue reading Difference between Open and Closed Federation in Lync/SfB Server

Lync Server Component Version using PowerShell (WMI Classes)

Every Lync Server administrator must have this PowerShell cmdlet, which shows each Lync Server 2010/2013 Component's version: Get-WmiObject -class Win32_Product | where {$_.name -like "*Lync Server*"} | Sort-Object Name | Select Name, Version |ft -AutoSize The result will be like this: Or in Lync Server 2010: To save the result in a file just add … Continue reading Lync Server Component Version using PowerShell (WMI Classes)

CPU (Socket/No. of Core) Considerations in Lync Server 2013/Skype for Business Server 2015

Update 2017/05/29 - Added Skype for Business Server 2015 and SQL Server 2014 reference. The hardware requirements in Lync Server 2013/Skype for Business Server 2015 have increased since the previous version, which makes sense since now Audio/Video Conferencing, Monitoring and Archiving roles can be collocated in the Front End. As a result, more CPU and RAM … Continue reading CPU (Socket/No. of Core) Considerations in Lync Server 2013/Skype for Business Server 2015