Default Sonus SBC cause codes “protect” against re-routing

I’ve long been a fan of the “Easy Config Wizard” in Sonus’ SBC 1k, 2k and now SWe Lite devices. With very few exceptions, all of my SBCs are deployed from scratch using it.

If you’re not familiar with it, it presents you with a few basic questions and when you click Finish it sets up a mostly working SBC for you, with SIP Server tables, Signaling Groups & some basic transformation tables. Just add some certs (and credentials if your SIP carrier wants them) and you’re online between Lync or SfB & your carrier in no time:

EasyConfigWizard

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Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – August 2017

It’s been 3 weeks since our last update to the Office 2013-based Lync/SfB client. Today we go from 15.0.4945.1000 to 15.0.4953.1000, aka Kb 4011046.

What’s Fixed

A handful of items are addressed in this update:

  • Kb 4035431 “Call forwarding settings failed” dialog occurs after you sign out Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) if RCC is enabled
  • Kb 4035430 Switch between “Compact View” and “Content View” does not work in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb 4035429 Improves join launcher when you join a Skype meeting through a meeting link in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb 4035428 Updates factory image version number for Lync Room System devices in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb 4035427 Security issues when trying to connect to the “skypeforbusiness.us” domain in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb 4035426 Unread messages in persistent chat rooms are marked as read when you click IM conversation tabs in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb 4035425 “MAPI unavailable” error for MAPI connection in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb 4035424 Several seconds delay on an incoming instant message toast in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • What’s New / Changed

    Nothing documented.

    Known Issues

    Nothing documented.

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    Lync 2013 Server Update – July 2017

    This July update takes the server to 5.0.8308.992 from March’s 5.0.8308.987. This time ’round 6 components receive an update – and its mysteries have me VERY curious…

    What’s Fixed?

    • Kb 4034279 Enables the “Move-CsMeetingRoom” cmdlet to move a meeting room from on-premises to Online in Lync Server 2013
    • Kb 4023333 Peer to peer application sharing is available in Skype for Business on Mac in a Lync Server 2013 environment
    • Kb 4023332 Delegate can pick up Peer to Peer call on behalf of delegator now in a Lync server 2013 environment
    • Kb 4023331 Improves Contact Management in Skype for Business on Mac in a Lync server 2013 environment
    • Kb 4023330 Enables you to manage delegates and set up simultaneous ring feature in a Lync Server 2013 environment
    • Kb 4023329 Enables you to subscribe presence for contacts in contact lists in Lync Server 2013
    • Kb 4023328 Introduces new Application Programming Interface (API) to manage contacts and groups on Mac in Lync server 2013
    • Kb 4023327 Adds “CsHybridApplicationEndpoint” cmdlets to manage cloud voice or bot applications in Lync Server 2013
    • Kb 4023326 PSTN call is dropped when it’s put on hold by a PSTN callee in Lync Server 2013
    • Kb 4023323 Event ID 20003 is logged and UCWA may crash in Lync Server 2013
    • Kb 4023322 Event ID 53106 “Unable to save message” is logged in Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat Compliance Server
    • Kb 4023320 “Your chatroom access may be limited due to an outage” error when you add or remove users in Lync Server 2013
    • Kb 4023319 Incorrect caller ID is sent when admin makes an outgoing call on behalf of a manager in Lync Server 2013

    What’s New?

    There are a few bits of interest here. Firstly, one new P$ commandlet and the expected verb variations:

    • Get-CsHybridApplicationEndpoint
    • New-CsHybridApplicationEndpoint
    • Remove-CsHybridApplicationEndpoint
    • Set-CsHybridApplicationEndpoint

    (We saw these appear in SfB CU5 back in May so it’s no great surprise to see them back-ported to Lync now).

    This one particularly took my fancy so I thought I’d experiment some more:

    Kb 4023332 Delegate can pick up Peer to Peer call on behalf of delegator now in a Lync server 2013 environment

    Unfortunately my tinkering here amounted to nought, so I’ve polled my MS contacts and MVP peers to see if anyone knows what’s going on. Stay tuned…

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    Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – July 2017

    It’s been 3 weeks since our last update to the Office 2013-based Lync/SfB client. Today we go from 15.0.4933.1000 to … 15.0.4933.1000 – although the article (kb3213574) and other evidence – see below – confirms it’s 15.0.4945.1000.

    What’s Fixed

    This one contains a solo update:

    Kb 4032344 Low Internet Explorer performance when Skype for Business 2015 add-in for Internet Explorer (OCHelper.dll) is enabled.

    What’s New / Changed

    Nothing documented.

    Known Issues

    You might think this update hasn’t worked, but it’s just not playing by the usual rules.

    Help / About doesn’t show it and it’s not revealing itself to Get-CsConnections either.

    It is however all good – it’s just only updated the Browser Helper Add-on – and you’ll find it in IE / Settings / Manage add-ons. (See below).

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    ClsLogger.EXE Crashes with Unhandled Exception

    TLDR: I think it’s broken – or as James Arber implied on Twitter, it might have made it out the gate prematurely.

    My suggestion: Do not install this version!


    Out of the blue recently Microsoft updated the Skype for Business 2015 Debugging Tools version from 6.0.9319.73 to the interestingly-named (well, numbered) 7.0.1678.1.1.

    Before you can install it you’ll need to uninstall the previous version:

    AnotherVersionIsAlreadyInstalled

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    Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Security Update – June 2017

    It’s been 3 months since our last security update to the Office 2013-based Lync/SfB client, and five weeks since this one. Today we go from 15.0.4927.1000 to 15.0.4933.1000. It addresses a risk of remote code execution.

    Kb 3191939: This security update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted Office file. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2017-0283.

    What’s Fixed

    This security update [also] contains improvements and fixes:

    • Kb 4023594 Can’t upload a file in a persistent chat room by selecting the “send” button in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
    • Kb 4023595 Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) crashes when you sign in to the client
    • Kb 4023597 Update to join a conference meeting without an audio device in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)

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    SfB 2015 Server Update CU5 – May 2017

    This May 2017 update takes the server from 6.0.9319.277 to 6.0.9319.281 & updates 8 components on my Standard Edition Front-End.

    What’s Fixed?

    • Kb4020997 Skype for Business Server 2015 Front-End service may crash in Windows Server 2016
    • Kb4020994 Event ID 36023 is consistently logged on Multiple Front-End servers in a Skype for Business Server 2015 environment that enables CAC
    • Kb4020993 DTMF tone isn’t played when some DTMF packets are dropped in the network in Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Kb4020991 Enables “move-csmeetingroom” cmdlet to move meeting room from on-premises to Online in Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Kb4020987 The update to OcsMcu.msp can’t be applied when conferencing is disabled in Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Kb4020986 Enables new CallerId Policy for PSTN calls in Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Kb4020984 The ms-client-diagnostics header for application sharing scenario is not correctly formatted in Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Kb4020983 “sorry, I didn’t get that…” GVA announcement is triggered by external audio sources in Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Kb4019726 Call remains ringing on a PSTN phone when you click End Meeting in a Skype meeting in Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Kb4019725 Event ID 44005 and 44008 are logged when you try to leave a voicemail in Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Kb4019724 You cannot join Skype meeting after you perform a pool failover in Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Kb4019723 Agents in a Response Group can’t receive call after you invoke pool failover in Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Kb4019722 Event ID 30210 occurs when you try to leave voicemail in Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Kb4015911 Pool failover fails when you have many conference directories in Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Kb4015910 Event ID 53106 “Unable to Save Message” occurs in Skype for Business Server 2015 Persistent Chat Server
    • Kb4015907 Update that enables simplified meeting join experience in Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Kb4015904 Enables UCWA to populate “OTHER CONTACTS” and “FAVORITES” groups at first sign in to Skype for Business mobile app
    • Kb4015902 Failed to start MatchMaking service and its dependencies if FIPS for RGS is enabled in Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Kb4015901 Calls to RGS may fail after an in-place upgrade from Lync server 2013 to Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Kb4015900 Enables “VoicemailOnBusy” ActionType to be set for Exchange Online users in Skype for Business Server 2015 Busy Options
    • Kb4015899 “Busy Options” feature doesn’t check the second incoming call in Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Kb4015898 RGS agents may stop receiving calls after you run the “Enable-CsTopology” cmdlet in Skype for Business Server 2015
    • Kb4015893 Enables delegate management feature for Unified Communications Web API in Skype for Business Server 2015

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    Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – May 2017

    Our May update to the Office 2013-based Lync/SfB client (Kb 3191876) follows last month’s update and takes us from 15.0.4919.1000 to 15.0.4927.1000.

    What’s Fixed

    This update fixes the following issues:

    • Kb 4019641 Updates the meeting invitation to let mobile client join PSTN calls with one-tap in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
    • Kb 4019640 Hebrew words in instant messages are displayed in reverse order in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
    • Kb 4019639 Displays a message when you sign in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) without network connection

    What’s New / Changed

    Nothing documented.
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    Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – April 2017

    Our April update to the Office 2013-based Lync/SfB client (Kb 3178731) follows last month’s Security Update and takes us from 15.0.4911.1000 to 15.0.4919.1000.

    What’s Fixed

    This update fixes the following issues:

    • Kb 4016107 Supports to join a meeting in Lync Web App when you don’t sign in to Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
    • Kb 4015934 Can’t sign in to Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) when you resume laptop to a different network
    • Kb 4015933 Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) that is running on an AOAC device does not sign-out
    • Kb 4015932 Rich Text Format isn’t fully preserved in the exported archiving data in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
    • Kb 4015931 Instant messages may stop displaying, or out of order in conversation history in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
    • Kb 4015930 The IM button isn’t enabled for all users in the contact card in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
    • Kb 4015928 You may not see a shared video in a conference that has many participants in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
    • Kb 4015927 Can’t see Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) conversation history, calendar data, and presence data in Outlook
    • Kb 4015925 Cannot sign in to Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) when you register the domain as a vanity domaintitle
    • Kb 4015924 Meet Now user can’t see video from other users in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
    • Kb 4015923 Installation state is changed to “Run from My Computer” after you apply an update for Lync 2013 (Skype for Business)
    • Kb 4015922 Removes the “ is not active on an IM device” alert in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
    • Kb 4015921 Update to show list of opened rooms in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
    • Kb 4015920 Adds support to resize the width of the tab list of conversations in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
    • Kb 4015919 Adds an Insert Link button in the action bar of the chat input area of IM window in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
    • Kb 4015918 Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) crashes in the lync.exe process on startup

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