VX says VVX “Not Acceptable Here”

Protocols and standards. We live and die by them, and while we can’t live without them, sometimes they can be a royal PITA. And so it is apparently, with Polycom’s interpretation of RFC4568 Session Description Protocol (SDP), with which I became all too familiar this week. I was called in to try and figure out …

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Adding Direct Trunk Select to Skype for Business

At about the same time any given Skype for Business deployment gains its second PSTN gateway / Session Border Controller, the old diagnostician in me wants a means to be able to directly send calls to each one individually. By being able to directly focus my outgoing calls on just one SBC I can confirm …

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Microsoft updates WAC/OOS pre-req’s

Getting a new Office Web Apps or Office Online Server to report “Healthy” is no mean feat, and you’ll find no shortage of blog posts with advice in that direction. Hence it was with great interest that I noticed Microsoft has recently updated the pre-req’s. (OK, it was either back in May or only last …

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WAC/OOS error: Could not read settings

I was struggling with an Office Online Server recently that didn’t want to talk to me. I was able to create the OfficeWebAppsFarm OK, but then couldn’t query it (as I wanted to check its health): PS C:\> Get-OfficeWebAppsFarm Get-OfficeWebAppsFarm : Could not read settings from WEBAPPS. The destination is unreachable. The fix was a …

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Calls to SfB RGS drop instantly – FE logs event 31140

If you’ve ever created a Lync or Skype for Business Response Group Workflow using PowerShell you really appreciate how quick and easy it is to do from the Response Group browser interface, the “Response Group Configuration Tool”. Unfortunately sometimes the PowerShell path is unavoidable: if you have more than 4 options in an IVR menu, …

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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 …

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Lync 2013 Server Update – March 2017

This March update takes the server to 5.0.8308.987 from January’s 5.0.8308.984. Only two components need updating this time ’round. What’s Fixed? Kb 4016533 OAuth authentication fails in Lync Server 2013 that has the January 2017 cumulative update installed What’s New? Nothing apparently. I can confirm no new PowerShell Commandlets materialised following its installation.

Installing SEFAUtil Server

Preparation Installation Operation Tips, tricks and traps Debugging There’s an old joke that goes “Q: Why do people take an instant dislike to <InsertNameOfUnpopularPolitician>?” “A: It saves time”. And so it is with SEFAUtil. Without doubt SEFAUtil is an indispensable utility. “Secondary Extension Feature Activation Utility” – to give it its full name – ships …

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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 …

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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 …

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