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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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 …

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Lync 2013 Server Update – November 2016

As of ~8th December this update has been withdrawn by Microsoft: “An issue was discovered in the Lync Server 2013 November 2016 Update (build 8308.974) that causes contact searches on mobile clients to return no results. Because of this issue, the November 2016 Update is no longer available for public download. The Skype for Business …

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Lync 2013 Server Update – August 2016

Just skating in to make the final week of our Aussie Winter, this CU updates six components from 5.0.8308.956 to its numerical anagram (if such a concept exists) of 5.0.8308.965. What’s Fixed? Kb3182609 Searching address book fails when SIP address starts with a “+” in Lync Server 2013 Kb3182610 Japanese characters in the subject of a missed call …

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Lync 2013 Server Update – May 2016

Curiously designated as an April update on the “Updates for Lync Server 2013” webpage, we now have a late-May 2016 update for the Lync 2013 server. This takes the five components that were patched last month to a “release 2.0” (or later) refresh and bumps them up from 5.0.8308.949 to 5.0.8308.956. What’s Fixed? There appears …

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One user’s calls won’t sim-ring

I encountered an interesting situation this week where a user’s calls wouldn’t sim-ring. All of the evidence said it was active, but it just wouldn’t happen; there was no attempt to initiate the sim-ring leg when an incoming call arrived. Sim-ring remained visible to the client, was captured in the XML in his client’s Lync-UccApi-0.UccApilog, …

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