Error Starting Pool – Start-CSPool

Environment: Skype for Business (SFB) Server 2015 Standard Edition – 2 Pools Issue: After completing Step 3 the certificate request during a SFB deployment the next step was to run the cmdlet Start-CSPool -Idenity PoolFQDN.domain.com upon doing so the following error message was received Start-CsPool : Please make sure at least 1 machine(s) are in […]

Skype for Business Topology Builder could not read the topology

Environment: Skype for Business Server 2015 Standard Edition Pool1 in Production (Prod) DataCenter Pool2 in Disaster Recovery (DR) DataCenter Issue: During a deployment of Skype for Business (SFB) , we had already deployed a Standard Edition server in the production network without issues. As per the requirement we needed to deploy a secondary SFB server […]

No connectivity with any of Web Conferencing Edge Servers. External Skype for Business clients cannot use Web Conferencing modality.

Environment: Skype for Business Server 2015 Enterprise Pool Issue: After recent patches we started seeing errors on the Front-End Servers stating: No connectivity with any of Web Conferencing Edge Servers. External Skype for Business clients cannot use Web Conferencing modality. Cause: Service may be unavailable or Network connectivity may have been compromised. Resolution: Verify all […]

Enabling Exchange Pictures with the correct ManagementRole

Environment: Exchange Server 2013 Skype for Business Server 2015 Issue: Enabling the picture feature in Skype for Business so that users can upload their own pictures into Exchange Outlook Web App, however the browse button was not available   Resolution: First we validated that the appropriate settings were enabled in exchange with the below cmdlets: […]

Automatic collection of configuration data failed

Environment: Skype for Business Server 2015 – On Premise Windows Server 2012 Issue: During the installation of a Skype for Business Server 2015 on a Windows 2012 Server, we receive the error on “Automatic collection of configuration data failed” Step 1: Install Local Configuration Store. Resolution: I was able to ping the server by IP […]

Unable to resolve DNS SRV record

Environment: Skype for Business Server 2015 – On Premise Skype for Business Online Issue: In a deployment, we have setup a Skype for Business Server 2015 on premise along with an Edge pool. We have federation enabled with open federation turned off, a requirement was to federate with a client that has Skype for Business […]

Surface Hub Update

The Surface Hub has just received an Anniversary update, this has been an anticipated major release the details of the release are in the link below. Windows 10 Team Anniversary Update 1607   The key features for Skype for Business included in this update are: Performance improvements when joining meetings, including issues when joining a meeting […]

Surface Hub – How to reset back to factory

Environment: Exchange Server 2013 – On Premise Skype for Business Server 2015 – On Premise Surface Hub Skype for Business Version: 16.8.100.70 Issue: I want to reset the Surface Hub back to factory default ie. out of the box first run. Resolution: There are 2 scenarios in which I will be able to factory reset: […]

Surface Hub – Skype for Business Feedback Page

Environment: Exchange Server 2013 – On Premise Skype for Business Server 2015 – On Premise Surface Hub Skype for Business Version: 16.8.100.70 Issue: Every time you join a Skype for Business meeting on the Surface hub you are prompted with the “Send Feedback” on EVERY Call, which becomes cumbersome and slows down the ability to […]

Event ID 32073: An error was encountered when executing the stored procedure

Environment: Lync Server 2013 On-Premise Front-End Pool Edge Pool Issue: During a SQL hardening exercise to ensure that all local SQL Express servers were up to date and adhere to the corporate policies we encountered an error : “An error was encountered when executing the stored procedure that logs errors to the back-end database. Execution […]