SfB 2015 Server Update – August 2021

It’s been three months since our last update to Skype for Business Server 2015, which was a rare security update that took us to 6.0.9319.606.

This is build 6.0.9319.619, and it’s a bit of a doozie. It updated seven components on my Standard Edition Front-End, and also uninstalled the now-defunct Skype for Business Online PowerShell module. Check out the scary one I’ve highlighted:

What’s Fixed?

  • KB 5005505 “Set up Voice Mail” option in Skype for Business client redirects to Outlook on the web instead of Cloud Voicemail
  • KB 5005509 PAI is removed when a call is forwarded in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005517 Users are removed from a meeting when using Skype for Business Server 2015 UCWA applications
  • KB 5005508 Using AlwaysUnverifiable with AllowedDomain treats the domain as discovered in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 4576666 Contact card shows wrong title in a meeting on Skype for Business on Mac
  • KB 4576668 Support push notification for iOS 13 in Skype for Business Server 2019 and 2015
  • KB 5005516 Can’t create IVR response groups in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005523 An iPhone receives a call instead of a file from a Skype for Business desktop client
  • KB 5005525 Incorrect message of checking name when using a valid name to create a chat room in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 4583494 Missed call notification because of wrong handling of SIP header in Skype for Business Server 2019 and 2015
  • KB 5005507 “403 forbidden” when sending a SIP REFER request to a federated user in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005510 Can’t escalate a conversation to a conference if LBR is enforced in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005511 Skype for Business client disconnects every few minutes
  • KB 5005513 RTCSrv crashes on all Front End servers in all pools in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005520 Busy on Busy setting isn’t ignored for a Team Call group in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005522 Can’t add a second PSTN call if Mediation Server serves different site gateways in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005518 Skype for Business on Mac delegates can’t schedule meetings for delegators in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005519 Users can’t join a meeting through a meeting link in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005524 No push notification for SBA users on iOS devices in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005504 RGS agent continues supervised transfers after a queue timeout and the blind transfer is initiated in Skype for Business Server 2015

 
I note that the Web app and Mediation components received updates, but there are no kb’s listed explaining their contribution to this CU.

What’s New?

Nothing noted. No cmdlets have been added to the SfB module in this update.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

What’s Gone?

This CU also uninstalls the skype for Business Online PowerShell module, given the product’s recent retirement.

The installer prompts: DONE: SkypeOnlinePowerShell.Exe was uninstalled successfully.
Please install Microsoft Teams cmdlets module for Windows PowerShell manually as a replacement for Skype for Business Online, Windows PowerShell Module. Download it from: https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/MicrosoftTeams.


 

Two commandlets have also been removed from the SfB PowerShell module:

  • Get/Set-CsUserSettingsPageConfiguration

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SfB 2019 Server Security Update – May 2021

This security update for SfBS 2019 (addressing a spoofing vulnerability) is build 7.0.2046.369, up from the previous 7.0.2046.367. It updated four components on my Standard Edition Front-End.

What’s Fixed?

What’s New?

Nothing noted. No cmdlets have been added to the SfB module in this update.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

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SfB 2015 Server Security Update – May 2021

This security update for SfBS 2015 (addressing a spoofing vulnerability) is build 6.0.9319.606, up from February’s security update version 6.0.9319.601. It updated only two components on my Standard Edition Front-End.

What’s Fixed?

This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Skype for Business Server and Microsoft Lync Server. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2021-26422 and Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2021-26421.

What’s New?

Nothing noted. No cmdlets have been added to the SfB module in this update.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

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Please format your Aussie phone numbers correctly!

AAARGH! Everywhere I turn I see Australian phone numbers formatted in a mess of crazy ways.

Websites, auto-sig’s – there might even still be some printed business cards left in circulation.

PLEASE! IT HAS TO STOP!

Some History

As public switched telephony has evolved we’ve jumped through various stages.

We started with the manual switchboard where an operator connected your call.

Photo credit: The Hollywood Reporter.

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SfB 2019 Server Update – March 2021

This latest update to SfBS2019 is build 7.0.2046.367, and it updated three components on my Standard Edition Front-End. (The last update was the security update to 7.0.2046.352 released in February).

What’s Fixed?

There are no bugfixes named in this update.

What’s New?

The next phase of Modern Admin Control Panel has landed, adding several new tabs: voice routing, voice features & response groups.

There’s more information in this article: “General availability of Modern Admin Control Panel (MACP) for Skype for Business Server 2019“. (See also my MACP page for screen-grabs, installation steps and some debug tips).

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

No new commandlets have been added to the Skype for Business PowerShell module in this update.

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SfB 2019 Server Security Update – February 2021

I woke to a flurry of news this morning, with updates to the Windows TCP/IP stack, as well as security updates for Lync Server 2013, SfBS 2015 and 2019.

This update for SfBS 2019 is build 7.0.2046.252, up from the previous 7.0.2046.248. It updated only two components on my Standard Edition Front-End.

What’s Fixed?

This security update resolves a denial of service vulnerability in Microsoft Skype for Business Server and Microsoft Lync Server. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2021-24099.

What’s New?

Nothing noted. No cmdlets have been added to the SfB module in this update.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

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SfB 2015 Server Security Update – February 2021

I woke to a flurry of news this morning, with updates to the Windows TCP/IP stack, as well as security updates for Lync Server 2013, SfBS 2015 and 2019.

This update for SfBS 2015 is build 6.0.9319.601, up from the previous 6.0.9319.598. It updated only two components on my Standard Edition Front-End.

What’s Fixed?

This security update resolves a denial of service vulnerability in Microsoft Skype for Business Server and Microsoft Lync Server. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2021-24099.

What’s New?

Nothing noted. No cmdlets have been added to the SfB module in this update.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

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2021 mugshot: a Victa Redphone

I’ve long been fascinated by electro-mechanical devices – a contraption that uses electricity to make things move in the real world.

This explains my love of pinball machines, and of the wonderful mechanisms inside public telephones (“PTs”), both of which I have examples of in our home today. It probably also explains the drive to build crazy effects for our annual housewarming.

Had I realised this earlier in life I might have ended up in process control or industrial engineering, but telephony drew me in.

My ‘corporate mugshot’ for 2021 is the chunky, heavy handset from an Aussie “Redphone”.
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Neil’s amazing PowerShell code toggle

As a consultant I move from project to project, usually meeting a bunch of new people each time, imparting some wisdom, and moving on. One of the highlights for me is what I learn from the people that I encounter along the way.

And so it was that I met Neil East in Canberra, and he shared with me his amazing PowerShell code toggle.

The point of this is that it’s a MIND-BOGGLINGLY simple way of replacing a line (or more) of a script with an alternative. Typically this is when you’re developing and might want to run some code in a “read only” mode, or some other debugging process, and you might have a need to toggle back and forth many times.

Neil’s trick exploits that PowerShell has two different ways of commenting-out code:

The most common is just starting a line with a “#”.

# This line won't be actioned

The other is to wrap one or more lines in a “<#" and a "#>“.

<# This will be skipped too #>

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SfB 2019 Server Update – November 2020

Following hot on the heels of this week’s update to SfBS 2015, we have the equivalent version for 2019.

This is build 7.0.2048.248, and it updated only two components on my Standard Edition Front-End. (The last update was to 7.0.2046.244 released in September).

What’s Fixed?

Just the one update:

  • Kb 4576668 Support push notification for iOS 13 in Skype for Business Server 2019.

What’s New?

Nothing noted.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

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