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 Server: 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 Server: 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

SfB Server 2015: Pool Pairing with CMS and AlwaysON

We already publish guides to Deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group for Skype for Business Server 2015 and also SfB Server: Moving Central Management to a pool with SQL Server AlwaysOn BackEnd. However, we were asked to create another guide when we want to pair two SfB Enterprise Pools where the Primary Pool is hosting the Central Management Store (CMS). … Continue reading SfB Server 2015: Pool Pairing with CMS and AlwaysON

Lync/SfB Server: OAuthTokenIssuer, Assigned certificate not found or untrusted.

In a recent support case the OAuth certificate was missing in one of the Front Ends: We also notice the Missing message in the Deployment Wizard Step 3, for the OAuth certificate: And in PowerShell we had the following error when we tried to check the certificates: Get-CsCertificate https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398227.aspx Get-CsCertificate : OAuthTokenIssuer: Assigned certificate not found … Continue reading Lync/SfB Server: OAuthTokenIssuer, Assigned certificate not found or untrusted.

Lync Server: Event 41029 LS Data MCU – No connectivity with the Lync Web App

In a recent support case we were working on an issue where sometimes the users couldn't use the Lync Web App. The troubleshooting started in the Event Viewer > Lync Server, we notice that we had a few errors: Log Name: Lync Server Source: LS Data MCU Date: 01/03/2017 15:00:43 Event ID: 41029 Task Category: (1018) Level: … Continue reading Lync Server: Event 41029 LS Data MCU – No connectivity with the Lync Web App

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

MSPL: How to monitor calls that are allowed/blocked by CallerIDBlock

While reviewing a comment on Missed call notification when the call is blocked by CallerIDBlock MSPL Script we realize that the calls blocked by the CallerIDBlock are hard to track. An easy way to get an event for each blocked call is to use the Log function: MSPL built-in functions > Log https://docs.microsoft.com/previous-versions/office/developer/mspl/dn439170(v=office.15) The CallerIDBlock previous version (1.1) sends the … Continue reading MSPL: How to monitor calls that are allowed/blocked by CallerIDBlock

Lync/SfB Server: Create a custom announcement for Unanswered Calls

We were asked if we could customize the sound/tone for unanswered calls when the called user isn't voice mail enabled. Usually the mobile networks will play a announcement like "Sorry, the person you tried to call isn't available please try again later". In Lync/SfB Server we cannot change the default tone, however, we can use … Continue reading Lync/SfB Server: Create a custom announcement for Unanswered Calls