“Cannot find the location of the Central Management Store in Active Directory” error on your Skype For Business Pool

Recently I faced an issue in which when trying to execute any command related to the CMS on an Enterprise Pool, I was getting the same error or a blank result: “Cannot find the location of the Central Management Store in Active Directory” The situation was worrying me because Skype For Business Server was not… Read more

Lync/SfB: Check client version using PowerShell

During troubleshooting we often need to check the installed version, for Lync/SfB Server we already know how to check the installed version using PowerShell: Skype for Business Server Component Version using Get-CsServerPatchVersion https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/uclobby/2015/12/08/skype-for-business-server-component-version-using-get-csserverpatchversion/ Skype for Business Server 2015 Component Version using PowerShell https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/uclobby/2015/05/01/skype-for-business-server-2015-component-version-using-powershell/ Lync Server Component Version using PowerShell (Windows Registry) https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/uclobby/2014/12/15/lync-server-component-version-using-powershell-windows-registry/ On the client we can check the… Read more

Lync2013/Skype4B: Active Directory contact is changed to the phone number in the contact list

On 14th July 2015, a new Lync2013/Skype4B client update was released (KB3054946 – 15.0.4737.1001). We were eager to see it released, especially because it includes the following fix: Active Directory contact’s name is changed to the phone number in the contact list of Skype for Business or Lync 2013 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3072753 Most users didn’t notice it… Read more

Address Book search for “First + Last Name” when Display Name is “Last, First Name” (WebSearchOnly)

It is quite common to have users stored in Active Directory (AD) with “Last, First Name” (e. g., “Paulino, David”). Since Lync/Skype4B is heavily dependent on AD, what will happen to users that want to search for “First + Last Name”? Regarding the Address Book download, this is an issue that has already been discussed… Read more

Last + First name searches in Lync/Skype4B Address Book (GalContacts.db)

In a previous post in Joe Calev’s WebLog, we were shown how to enable Last + First name searches in Lync Server: How to enable last name, first searches in Lync Address Book http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jcalev/archive/2012/06/06/how-to-enable-last-name-first-searches-in-lync-address-book.aspx That workaround works for WebSearchAndFileDownload and FileDownloadOnly — what we basically need is the GalContacts.db file. Recently, Joe Calev’s workaround was introduced… Read more

Lync Server 2010 Cumulative Update List: April 2016

In a previous article we discussed how to check Lync Server Component Version. After checking the versions, a good thing is a table to verify what Cumulative Update were installed in the server. We can use the Lync Server Core Component as reference, since this component is always updated. When we update Lync Server, not all components… Read more

Lync Server Component Version using PowerShell (WMI Classes)

Every Lync Server administrator must have this Cmdlet, which shows each Lync Server 2010/2013 Component’s version: Get-WmiObject -class Win32_Product | where {$_.name -like “*Lync Server*”} | Sort-Object Name | Select Name, Version |ft -AutoSize The result will be like this: Or in Lync Server 2010: To save the result in a file just add “>>… Read more