Skype for Business Inplace Upgrade – Undocumented Disk Space Requirements

It’s fairly well blogged and documented that you’ll need ‘a disk’ with ‘at least 32 Gb free’ to be able to perform the Skype for Business in-place upgrade. The pre-requisite checker even tells you… Before this server can be upgraded, the following must be resolved: Unable to find suitable drives…

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Get-CsVoiceFlow – Shows Voice Policy, PSTN Usages, Routes, and Trunks

In some organisations, it can be a complex task to create a sensible and resilient Enterprise Voice configuration, and it can be difficult when working on new environment’s and seeing their configuration for the first time. Wouldn’t it be good if you could quickly show the flow from any particular…

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Wait-CsManagementStoreReplicationStatus PowerShell Script

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Working in IT, obviously means that I’m an inpatient sort of person. One of the most frustrating moments dealing with Lync is waiting for Central Management Store replication. The PowerShell cmdlet is Get-CsManagementStoreReplicationStatus or as everybody knows it Get-CsMan<tab><tab> And then to see if it’s completed, the ritual keyboard banging…

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Mobile Security with PointSharp

Everybody knows that Lync is secure, it uses TLS encryption for signalling and media end-to-end, but for some companies that’s not enough. It’s not only important that the application traffic be secured, but the devices and credentials used to access and use corporate services also need to be kept safe.…

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Lync Server Centralized Logging Service Agent Service could not be started

Just a quick article to highlight an issue I had recently. Fresh install of Lync Server 2013, updates applied via WSUS (everything was approved) and the latest Lync Server Cumlative Update (September 2014) had been applied. Lync Topology was configured, front end server brought online. Everything looked ok, Topology tab…

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MS14-055 Broke My Edge Server

** Update 5 see’s Microsoft re-release the server.msp security patch – confirmed working. A client just contacted me saying they had no edge access. Internal clients were showing “Limited External Calling”. Environment is Lync Server 2010, running on Windows 2008 R2.. This specifically affected the Edge Server role only. Troubleshooting…

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