Skype for Business SQL Error System.IO.IOException: The network name cannot be found.

On a recent Skype for Business Enterprise Server deployment, we added a new SFB Pool with the appropriate infrastructure ie. Backend SQL Cluster, DFS Network share. When it was time to Publish the topology we selected all the defaults for SQL where it will “Automatically Determine database file location” where the installer will look at the […]

Skype for Business Server Cumulative Update Missing Instructions

The Skype for Business Server Cumulative Update 1 KB3061064 was released yesterday November 17, 2015. The instructions are located here are pretty detailed however it appears that the instructions for the below Upgrade or update the Enterprise Edition pool that has at least three front-end servers Skype for Business Server 2015 Standard Edition and other roles […]

Lync 2013 – Skype for Business iOS Client Side by Side Comparison

The Skype for Business iOS mobile client was released on October 14th and the first update just after a month later which included the Call Forwarding Feature was pushed out on Nov 16th. I wanted to put out this quick comparison since when you install the initial update you no longer have Lync 2013 installed […]

Error code 1603 – Skype for Business In-Place upgrade

Was performing a Lync 2013 to Skype for Business In-place upgrade a couple weeks back when during the installation I received the error 1603: Error returned while installing Server.msi(RegistrarStore), code 1603. and then. Error returned while installing OcsCore.msi(Feature_LocalMgmtStore), code 1603. After a bit of investigation I found that initially this deployment was a Lync Server […]

Error 1603 Deploying Skype for Business Front-end Server

I was deploying a new Skype for Business Front-End Server, after installing all the pre-req software as per the Server requirements for Skype for Business Server 2015 where they also have a powershell command in order to install the OS features required to support the Skype for Business Front-end Server: Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS, Web-Server, Web-Static-Content, Web-Default-Doc, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Asp-Net, […]