Category Archives: Lync / Skype4B

Articles Relating to Microsoft Lync or Skype For Business

Extension based SBC routing for non-DID numbers? You bet!

As you may have guessed by some of my recent posts, I have a client that is in the middle of a large cross-forest migration of their Skype4B environment. The issue As part of their requirements to cut users over, users will be getting new SIP addresses and are being cutover “step by step” instead… Read More »

Adventures with Import-CsUserData and “Specified part does not exist in the package”

TL;DR Searching for the error message and looking for the answer? Skip to the bottom! Introduction to Import/Export-CsUserData I feel a bit of an introduction is necessary as I wouldn’t encourage anyone to mess with these cmdlets unless there are no other options, but. I’ve recently been building a new Skype for Business 2019 deployment… Read More »

Fabric Circular Logging for Skype for Business 2019

The issue If like me, you have been using Pat’s awesome Get-CSFeatures script for your Skype for Business builds. You may have noticed a feature that no longer works with 2019. “Misc Server Config > Set Fabric logging to circular” with the error “This server does not have Windows Fabric Installed” This is no fault… Read More »

Report on External Federation in Skype for Business

Introduction Skype for Business is a great communications platform. And as with any form of communication, both inside and outside the company there are always desires to audit who users are communicating with. Maybe you’re looking to see if users are talking to your direct competitors, or maybe you need to disable open federation and… Read More »

Sefautil Server: Could not find default endpoint element

So ran into a weird one when deploying Landis Computer’s brilliant SefautilServer for a client recently.If you don’t know what that is, I suggest checking out Greigs review over here or maybe just installing it and playing with it with his guide over here Anyway. I got this error message when trying to register the… Read More »

Automatic Australian Holiday Rulesets for Response Group Service

New-CSRgsAustralianHolidayList.ps1 Update 6/01/2019 Released Version 3.0 rebuilt to use a new data source for 2020 About the tool This is a script that adds/maintains the relevant Australian Holidays to your Skype4B  / Lync environment based on data available from the Australian Government Website. I re-wrote most of the script from scratch and added a whole bunch… Read More »

Installing Skype4B on Server 2016? Don’t Let The Skype for Business 2019 Installer Update!

Okay, clickbait title be damned, but hear me out here, I’ve installed a few 2019 FrontEnds and I’ve found an interesting bug on Windows Server 2016 Note: I’ve run into this bug on multiple installs as have co-workers of mine with both standard and enterprise pools. But all the installs were on Windows Server 2016… Read More »

Cross Forest Trusts for User Migration and Skype for Business

I’ve been involved in my fair share of acquisitions and mergers larger companies over the years. You know, the kinds that are large enough to need government approval? A lot of them are fairly simple. The bigger company buys the smaller company and starts migrating users into their domain with tools like Microsoft Identify Manager,… Read More »