Retirement of the Lync Connectivity Analyzer Tool

As some of you may have noticed, the Lync Connectivity Analyzer tool has been retired and is no longer available for public download.  We are interested in hearing how you used the tool, and what we could provide in the form of a tool that would better assist you in troubleshooting connectivity or sign-in issues….

3

Lync Backup Service – EVENT ID 4060 – The server principal "CONTOSO\skype-pool1-FE2$" is not able to access the database "msdb" under the current security context.

Recently, I was working on a case with pool-pairing with a unique twist. The import status for Conferencing Module was working, but for User Module was failing . Upon looking further, I noticed EVENT ID 4060 with the following text Log Name: Lync Server Source: LS Backup Service Date: 5/16/2017 11:25:48 AM Event ID: 4060…

0

Understanding User Replicator in Lync Server 2013 and Skype for Business Server 2015

Reference: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/toml/2005/05/09/lcs-2005-user-replicator-faq/ This post starts of with a reference at the top, only because it is indeed a very well written blog post from a little over 10 years ago. Since LCS 2005, we have had User replicator and while a lot has changed, the principles for User Replicator is essentially the same. User replicator runs…

3

After an in-place upgrade to Skype for Business Server 2015 Response Group Workflows Fail to work

In a peculiar case, we noticed that after an in-place upgrade from Lync Server 2013 to Skype for Business Server 2015, Response Group Workflows stopped working. The initial troubleshooting involved verifying (i) that the Response Group Service is starting, (ii) the work-flow is defined in Skype for Business Server 2015 after the upgrade, (iii) the…

2

Testing IM and Web-Conferencing Archiving set to Critical

Organizations often chose to enable IM Archiving for multiple reasons, while some may be for record keeping purposes, others may have a regulatory /compliance requirement to ensure IM Archiving is occurring for every IM and Web-Conferencing Session. When an organization is archiving for regulatory /compliance purposes, it may be possible that they are required to…

0

Understanding Monitoring and Archiving on Lync Server 2013

Monitoring and Archiving has undergone major changes since Lync Server 2010. For Lync Server 2010 and prior versions, we had Message Queuing (MSMQ), have messages stored on a communications server, which were transported to the Monitoring Server and the Archiving Server, using MSMQ, and then were consumed into respective server roles using an Agent. In…

0

Skype for Business Cloud Connector Version 1.4.2 Release

Skype for Business Cloud Connector Version 1.4.2 Release This is an important update as it is the first update that will automatically update all existing installed Skype for Business Cloud Connector (Cloud Connector) 1.4.1 appliances based on the update schedule that administrators have configured for their Cloud Connector Hybrid PSTN Sites. For details please refer…


Insertion of an error report was throttled to prevent flooding of the Call Detail Recording (CDR) Database

Often a Lync Administrator will see EVENT ID 56208 – Insertion of an error report was throttled to prevent flooding of the Call Detail Recording (CDR) Database on their Front-End Servers, potentially on other server roles like a Mediation Server too. While most administrators chose to ignore this alert, this blog-post sheds light on what…

5

Prepare for Cloud Connector Edition Release 1.4.2

Expected release date for this is 3/20/2017 pending final testing. Look for release announcement here. This update is important, as it is the first to automatically update all existing installed Skype for Business Cloud Connector 1.4.1 appliances, based on the update schedule that administrators have configured for their Cloud Connector Hybrid PSTN Sites. For managing…