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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Quick Tip: Am I SE or EE?

I occasionally find myself thrown into a strange Lync or SfB environment – sometimes it’s even a TeamViewer session – and I need to hit the ground running and start discovering what’s going on. Quicker than running up Topology Builder or wading through the output of Get-CsPool, “Get-CsComputer –Local” will tell you very quickly if the …

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Lync September 2014 Security Updates

A number of “Important” security updates have hit this week. Here are the download links for you. I’ll build upon this post in the coming days with the usual screen-grabs… Lync 2010 server (to 4.0.7577.276): http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44080. (This RGS update in this one requires a reboot after installation).   BEWARE: The have been multiple reports that …

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Lync 2010 Server Update – April 2014

Here’s the Q2 update for Lync Server 2010. What’s Fixed “This cumulative update improves the reliability, stability, and performance of Lync Server 2010, Core Components”.  Oh, and these bits: 2954538 Application and desktop sharing features are missing when Lync Web App runs on Internet Explorer 11 or Firefox 2884800 Can’t join a meeting in Lync …

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Get-ReplicationHealth.ps1

My current work project is to add an Australia-wide Lync deployment into a much larger global installation. As part of this I’ve found it’s sometimes a challenge to monitor just those bits that I’m responsible for. The Command “get-CsManagementStoreReplicationStatus” – or “get-CsMana<tab><tab>” as I prefer to call it – outputs too much “noise”, scrolling many …

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Lync 2010 – Client & Server updates – January 2014

The new year’s off to a great start with a flurry of update packages. Last week I blogged the Lync 2013 & Sonus Tenor updates, and here’s what’s in the January update for the Lync 2010 Client and Server. What’s Fixed? Server “This cumulative update improves the reliability, stability, and performance of Lync Server 2010”. …

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Ringback tone as your RGS MOH violates the Australian Standard

(There’s a caveat I’ll get to later, but at least I have your attention now). Every so often a customer will ask me to configure a recording of ringback tone as a Response Group’s MOH source. Their argument is that they don’t want their callers to be placed on hold or appear to be stuck …

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Get-InvalidRgsAgents.ps1

On a recent window-shopping expedition through the event logs on a customer’s Front-End I stumbled across instances of warnings 31137 & 31138. These are generated when Lync realises that users belonging to RGS Agent Groups are no longer EV-enabled, or no longer exist. During the Active Directory update non-UC enabled agents were found. The following …

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