How to Change the Certificate Store Used for Lync Client Certificates

I’ve gotten this question from time to time from customers about the certificate that Lync issues to users and it showing up in the certificate picker for users.  The Lync server issues a certificate to the clients with the Client Authentication Enhanced Key Usage (EKU), so the certificate can sometimes show up in the certificate picker in…


What Databases are Moved when Running Invoke-CsDatabaseFailover?

I have a customer question recently on how to know what databases the Invoke-CsDatabaseFailover cmdlet was going to move for each DatabaseType parameter.  Some of them are self explanatory, but others aren't as easy to guess and some that are listed don't do anything.  Below is a list of the DatabaseType parameters and the databases:…


Issue Updating WsFedPassiveMetadataUri for Passive Authentication in Lync Server 2013

I had a customer recently where we were setting up passive authentication for Lync Server 2013 and we needed to change the ADFS server that we were using.  That seemed like an easy enough task, however, once we changed to the new ADFS server, we were still being redirected to the old ADFS server.  The process…


How to Verify if Skype for Business Server 2015 Database Updates Completed Successfully

Update 12/11/17 – Added database versions for December 2017 Cumulative Update. Update 5/17/17 – Added database versions for May 2017 Cumulative Update. Update 2/13/17 – Added database versions for February 2017 Cumulative Update. Update 11/4/16 – Added database versions for November 2016 Cumulative Update. Update 6/27/16 – Added database versions for June 2016 Cumulative Update….


Issue with X-Frame-Options and Lync Server 2013 Simple URLs

I had a customer recently that started getting the following when external users tried to join a Lync meeting they were hosting: This content cannot be displayed in a frame To help protect the security of information you enter into this website, the publisher of this content does not allow it to be displayed in…


Installing Prerequisites for Skype for Business Server 2015

Update 3/6/17 – Added information about KB2966828. Taken from the Server requirements for Skype for Business Server 2015 and Install prerequisites TechNet articles, the following prerequisites need to be installed before attempting to install Skype for Business Server 2015: First, make sure you are running the latest service pack for your OS: Windows Server 2012 R2,…


Skype for Business Server Installer Now Checks for Updates

A new addition in Skype for Business Server is the ability for the installer to check to see if any updates have been released, then download and install them during the installation of Skype for Business Server.  This is very similar to what newer versions of SQL Server do during their installation process.  When you launch…