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 […]

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 […]

Move-CSLegacyUser : Object not set to an instance of an Object

Environment: Office Communications Server 2007R2 to Lync Server 2013 Migration Servers: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (OCS2007R2), Lync Server 2013 (will be upgraded to Skype for Business Server when OCS2007R2 is decommissioned) Issue: The Lync Server 2013 had been setup, and the OCS2007R2 configuration has been merged with the topology. Our next step was to […]

SSRS Certificate Not Binding

Environment: SQL Server 2012 R2 SQL Server 2012 R2 Reporting Services (SSRS) Skype for Business Server 2015 Issue: During a deployment of Skype for Business Server , we were deploying the monitoring server reports. Before doing so we needed to assign the certificate to the SSRS server. The DBA had already assigned a certificate but […]

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 […]

Lync server 2013 Monitoring Reports Deployment Errors

Had a deployment this week where we needed to get the Lync 2013 monitoring reports deployed however the environment was a bit different than i was accustomed to. The LCSCDR and QoeMetrics were hosted on the backend SQL database Server A with non default SQL port, however the SSRS Web frontend was hosted on Server […]

Lync 2013 SQL Tips when deploying Enterprise Edition

As i’ve gone through numerous enterprise edition deployments everyone is unique but here is a few issues back-end SQL server issues i’ve ran into when deploying Enterprise Edition. Microsoft Recommends hardening SQL server this means a couple of things: 1. Changing the port number from the default tcp port of 1433, when the port is changed the […]