SfB 2015 Server Update – February 2017

This February 2017 update takes the server from 6.0.9319.272 to 6.0.9319.277 & updates 5 components on my Standard Edition Front-End.

What’s Fixed?

  • Kb3212371 Skype for Business Server 2015 installer can’t update necessary drivers (Media Relay driver)
  • Kb3209571 LastActive attribute provides inaccurate information about a user’s presence status in Skype for Business
  • Kb3209570 You can’t set mobile phone number if it matches work phone number in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • Kb3209569 Display name in contact cards is not returned in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • Kb3209568 Add Push Notification support for Skype for Business for iOS and Android clients in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • Kb3209567 Add a flag to the Web.config file to allow Join Launcher to accept across-domain anonymous meeting join requests
  • Kb3209566 Skype for Business Server 2015 installer may fail silently in Windows Server 2016
  • Kb3209565 Enhanced 911 (E911) calls don’t work through the non-Windows authentication in Skype for Business
  • Kb3209563 Update reverts the Application Sharing Server (ASMCU) changes in CU4 in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • Kb3207037 UCWA may crash when parsing the ms-trunking-peer header in Skype for Business Server 2015

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Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – February 2017

Our February update fixes a handful of issues in the Office 2013-based Lync/SfB client (KB3161988), and in so doing it takes us from 15.0.4893.1000 to 15.0.4903.1001.

What’s Fixed

This update fixes the following issues:

  • Kb4010268 Make High Importance IM messages more prominent in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb4010264 “Search Chat Room History” pushes OK/Cancel buttons off the bottom with controls in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb4010266 The Pin/Unpin button on the screen doesn’t work when you present desktop in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb4010267 The GC roster defaults to 200px in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb4010269 The long-term fix for Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) crashes when you receive a content from a third party RDP implementation
  • Kb4010270 The location won’t be published after you update it in VDIv2 in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb4010265 Group membership isn’t synced when you enable the External Identity Manager for SharePoint 2013

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Lync 2013 Server Update – January 2017

This January update to Lync Server 2013 primarily addresses an E911 issue introduced in November. If you’ve updated to 5.0.8308.974 or 5.0.8308.977 (the November and December updates) and use E911, you should consider applying this update with a sense of urgency. It takes the server to 5.0.8308.984.

What’s Fixed?

  • Kb4010079 Emergency call (E9-1-1) fails in Lync Server 2013
  • Kb4010078 You can’t dial voice mail number from Lync or Skype for Business client in Lync Server 2013
  • Kb4010080 “The row has different number of columns than header row.” error when you run the Post Move Cleanup Tool in Lync Server 2013
  • Kb4010237 Move-CsLegacyUser cmdlet fails after you install April 2016 cumulative update in Lync Server 2013
  • KB4010081 You can’t rejoin the media of a meeting after a long disconnection in Lync Server 2013

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VVX – Missing files, config reverted

This error pops up from time to time with the Polycom UCS family of devices (VVX, Trio & SoundPoint) and it’s usually easily resolved.

MissingFilesConfigReverted-Error

Whilst the phone won’t tell you what the problem is – it doesn’t name the file(s) it can’t find – your provisioning server is likely to hold the answer.

In this example, the error is here in plain (hind)sight:

MasterConfigFile-WithError

Can you see it? Here’s how to find it.

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Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – January 2017

The New Year’s off to a cracker of a start with this week’s update to the Office 2013-based Lync/SfB client (Kb3141468), which takes us from 15.0.4885.1000 to 15.0.4893.1000.

What’s Fixed

This update fixes the following issues:

  • Kb3213025 Meeting link is disabled in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) when Exchange servers of both organizations have TNEF disabled
  • Kb3213012 “Is Typing” area has different gradient in a GC room conversation window in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3213009 The Close button doesn’t reset the search list in a room filter dialog box in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3213008 Changes for a bunch of heartbeat telemetry in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3213006 All reopened conversation windows have the same extent after you resize them in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3213005 You have no option to share the secondary monitor in application picker in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3212998 A new CustomSafeUrlPrefixes setting doesn’t work as expected in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3212994 IMs are duplicated at the receiver end in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3212991 Topic Feeds don’t have an option to only apply to a subset of rooms in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3212990 Strings in the General and Audio Device section are clipping if a high DPI is set in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3212989 Text for region isn’t displayed correctly for non-English characters for Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) meeting invite
  • Kb3212988 You cannot resize the GC room pane if it starts getting too big in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)

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AudioCodes Plugs AD Password Leak in Mediant SBCs

The release of AudioCodes SBC firmware 7.20A.100 fixes an issue where the Active Directory passwords of your SBC administrators might be inadvertently captured into the Syslog.

This issue is isolated to the AD / LDAP Authentication feature, where the SBC will let you authenticate to its web console using your Active Directory credentials. It passes those to AD and queries your group membership. If you’re in the right AD group, you’re allowed the appropriate level of access to the SBC.

The leak only occurs if you have LDAPDEBUGMODE set to 3 (the highest level) in the SBC’s AdminPage.

Here’s a capture of the syslog from an affected device, logging Gilligan’s AD password:

SyslogCapture

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Lync 2013 Server Update – December 2016

This “Take 2” at the November CU updates the Core and Web Components from 5.0.8308.974 to 5.0.8308.977, addressing this issue that snuck into the last update:

Kb3212869: Searching for a user on Lync Mobile returns no results after the November 2016 Cumulative Update for Lync Server 2013 is installed.

What’s Fixed?

Just the above.

What’s New?

Nothing apparently.

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PDP (CAC) Errors After Installing SfB 2015 CU4

I noted in my recent post about CU4 that I’d seen a recurrent 32270 error in my Lab after the install, and that it took another reboot to banish.

Roll forward a few weeks to my current customer deployment and I’ve been seeing recurrent PDP (Call Admission Control) errors… since the moment CU4 went on.

These are popping out roughly every 5 minutes:

Event36023-DisconnectedFromServer

Event 36023, LS Bandwidth Policy Service (Core)
 
Disconnected from server.
 
Machine FQDN server1.contoso.com (IP address: 10.10.10.10, TCP listening port: 448, Type: Intracluster) in pool myfepool.contoso.com
Cause: If the specified server is removed from the topology or is currently draining or is stopped, this behavior is expected; otherwise, a network issue may have caused the disconnect.
Resolution:
If this behavior is unexpected, resolve the network issues between the two servers. Ensure that the service is listening on the specified port and FQDN.

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Lync 2013 / SfB 2015 Client Update – December 2016

Our pre-Christmas update (KB3127976) takes the Office 2013-based Lync/SfB client from 15.0.4875.1001 to 15.0.4885.1000, and boy is it bursting with Christmas cheer!

What’s Fixed

This update fixes the following issues:

  • Kb3207126 Whiteboard content is truncated when it’s saved in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3207125 Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) crashes when sign-in if you’re your own manager
  • Kb3207123 You expect to hide the entire mode bar in a group chat room in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3207121 You cannot sign in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) reliably due to the MEX document download failures
  • Kb3207119 “RTC_E_INVALID_OBJECT_STATE” error when you sign in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3207117 You can’t sign in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) successfully when the computer is unlocked
  • Kb3207115 You cannot sign in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) if cache loading has issues
  • Kb3207114 Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) may crash when a string is formatted incorrectly
  • Kb3207113 Appear Offline invisible when using EnableAppearOffline and CustomStateURL policies in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3207112 Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) should use proxy server to sign in instead of trying direct connection
  • Kb3207111 The performance of user logon process by disabling CEIP is expected to improve in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3207109 Overlap occurs on the Options-IM dialog box in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3207108 An empty conversation item is saved as a missed conference in Conversation History in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3207106 Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) crashes when the string for the call duration is generated
  • Kb3207105 Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) isn’t active after you apply “Activate a window by hovering over it with the mouse”
  • Kb3207077 Contact groups don’t contain all the people when you enable certain option in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3207075 Users can’t retrieve Exchange highres photo and publish its availability in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3207074 Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) crashes when you use French language to send IM to a distribution group
  • Kb3207073 Letters flash when you type Japanese or Chinese or English in an IM box in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3207072 Persistent chat notification settings aren’t loaded after you restart or sign back in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3207070 Windows hotkey triggers unread conversation windows like a missed call in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3207069 Update to add a web join link to the meeting invite in Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013)
  • Kb3207068 Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013) clients can’t resume inbound media bypass calls from on-hold

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Shared Address Space Routing is Disabled

Guess what happens if you setup your CsHostingProvider incorrectly when deploying Skype for Business on-premises with Office 365 UM? Calls won’t make it to voicemail and a somewhat inaccurate error message from SfB might distract you from the fix.

Here’s the relevant part of the trace of a call that the Edge server is trying to send to O365 UM:

TL_ERROR(TF_DIAG) [sfbedgepool\contoso_svr00]0694.08E8::12/01/2016-09:47:52.868.00002010 (SIPStack,SIPAdminLog::WriteDiagnosticEvent:SIPAdminLog.cpp(833)) [3238978885] $$begin_record
Severity: error
Text: Split domain (cross-premise) routing is disabled
Result-Code: 0xc3e93d8a SIPPROXY_E_EPROUTING_MSG_SPLIT_DOMAIN_DISABLED
SIP-Start-Line: INVITE sip:greig@contoso.com;ms-organization=Contoso.onmicrosoft.com SIP/2.0
SIP-Call-ID: 0f5de291-6adb-457e-b12d-60b3a207748a
SIP-CSeq: 253 INVITE
Peer: exap.um.outlook.com:5061
Data: cause="Possible server configuration issue";summary="Shared address space routing (hosting of users on multiple deployments) is disabled";external-domain="contoso.com";external-type="domain-type-local";internal-domain="contoso.com";internal-type="domain-type-local"
$$end_record

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