KB2982006 missing on SfB Server 2015 In-place upgrade

Thanks to Tobie Fysh to point out that the steps described in the previous post KB2982006 missing while installing SfB Server 2015 on Up-to-date Windows Server 2012 R2, don't apply if we are doing an inplace upgrade from Lync Server 2013 to Skype for Business Server 2015. We cannot use the same workaround because the Skype for … Continue reading KB2982006 missing on SfB Server 2015 In-place upgrade

KB2982006 missing while installing SfB Server 2015 on Up-to-date Windows Server 2012 R2

Recently we had a question related to the KB2982006 prerequisite missing on a Windows Server 2012 R2 that had all the latest Windows Server updates installed. This is a known issue when the Deployment Wizard fails with the following error: Prerequisite not satisfied: Before you install Skype for Business Server 2015, you must Install an … Continue reading KB2982006 missing while installing SfB Server 2015 on Up-to-date Windows Server 2012 R2

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

SfB Server: Moving Central Management to a pool with SQL Server AlwaysOn BackEnd

In a previous post, we described how to configure AlwaysOn Availability Groups for Skype for Business Server 2015: Deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group for Skype for Business Server 2015 That same post covers a green field deployment, but in this one we are going to work on a scenario where the xds and lis … Continue reading SfB Server: Moving Central Management to a pool with SQL Server AlwaysOn BackEnd

Lync/SfB: How to configure Internal Web Services Override FQDN

A common question while planning/deploying Lync Server and Skype for Business Server is: When do we need to configure Internal Web Services Override FQDN? The answer to this is quite simple — we only need it if we have to split SIP traffic from HTTP/HTTPS. We know that this answer will raise more questions, so first we should … Continue reading Lync/SfB: How to configure Internal Web Services Override FQDN

Request/Renewing Skype for Business Server 2015 Certificates

Here are the steps to request or renew certificates in Skype for Business Server 2015. Most of the steps are similar to Lync Server 2010/2013, so to start let's go to the well-known Deployment Wizard Step 3 and click Run or Run Again (depending on if you are requesting for the first time or renewing … Continue reading Request/Renewing Skype for Business Server 2015 Certificates

Deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group for Skype for Business Server 2015

In Lync Server 2013, there were requests regarding an alternative to SQL Mirroring for SQL Server High Availability. This was related to the fact that SQL Mirroring was marked as a feature to be removed in future SQL Server versions: This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, … Continue reading Deploying SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Group for Skype for Business Server 2015