Configuring Web Scheduler in Skype for business 2015 Environment


What are different ways to schedule a Skype Meeting?

1. Skype for Business Client.

2. Outlook Client.

Well, there is another way we can create/Schedule a Skype Meetings, Skype for business Web Scheduler using any web browser.

Web Scheduler is not something that’s available by default in Skype for Business, however we can configure it to be available for Skype users.

Configuring Web Scheduler is pretty straight forward, this blog would guide you through the configuration procedure with reference Screenshots.

Configuring Web Scheduler Application on Skype for business Server.

  • Before configuring Web scheduler, we see below Simple URL configurations in Skype for business Infrastructure:

Get-CsSimpleUrlConfiguration | Select-Object -ExpandProperty SimpleUrl

  • Run below commands from Skype for business Management shell to create a new simple URL Entry for web scheduler:

$SimpleUrlEntry = New-CsSimpleUrlEntry -Url “https://Skypeweb.contoso.com”

$SimpleUrl = New-CsSimpleUrl -Component “WebScheduler” -Domain “*” -SimpleUrlEntry $SimpleUrlEntry -ActiveUrl “https://Skypeweb.contoso.com”

Set-CsSimpleUrlConfiguration -Identity Global -SimpleUrl @{Add=$SimpleUrl} –Verbose

 

  • Now we would see another simpleurl configured below:

Get-CsSimpleUrlConfiguration | Select-Object -ExpandProperty SimpleUrl

  • Run Step 2 from Deployment Wizard on all the Front End Servers in the Skype for business Pool, which adds the components for Web Scheduler Feature.

        
     

  • After performing above actions, we would see new Virtual Directory created under Internal & External Website on Skype for business Front End Servers below:

 

  • If we look further, we will have few URL Rewrite modules that gets added below:

 

 

  • As per the URL Rewrite module settings, Front end Server will redirect user to Internal/External Web services along with Scheduler Virtual Directory (Https://Skype.contoso.com/Scheduler) which provides the sign in page.

 

 

 

 

Pragathi Raj

Premier Field Engineer – Microsoft

Comments (5)

  1. jennifer says:

    I know this is an older post but hopefully someone can answer. We currently use one simple url in our environment IE https://domain.com/dialin and https://domain.com/meet. Is it okay to continue along the same line and create the https://domain.com/scheduler for the simple url for the external web services?

    1. Pragathi Raj says:

      Hi Jennifer,

      I see that you are referring to Option 3 for Simple URLs in the article : https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398287(v=ocs.15).aspx

      Yes, you can use https://mneet.domain.com/Webscheduler as Scheduler simple URL, similar to your other simple urls https://meet.domain.com/dialin & etc.

      Below are the commands I used in my lab and it worked just fine:

      $SimpleUrlEntry = New-CsSimpleUrlEntry -Url “https://meet.contoso.com/webscheduler”
      $SimpleUrl = New-CsSimpleUrl -Component “WebScheduler” -Domain “*” -SimpleUrlEntry $SimpleUrlEntry -ActiveUrl “https://meet.contoso.com/webscheduler”
      Set-CsSimpleUrlConfiguration -Identity Global -SimpleUrl @{Add=$SimpleUrl} –Verbose

      Cheers,
      Raj

  2. Bruno says:

    Do any certificates need to be updated as well?

    1. Pragathi Raj says:

      Yes, The Initial Scheduler URL that we plan to use (in above example its Skypeweb.contoso.com) should be part of Certificate SAN entry (Front End Servers & Reverse Proxy)

  3. I think this a great help for customers.

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