Adventures with Import- and Update-CsUserData Pt.2

I’ve spent a lot of time this year working with the <verb>-CsUserData commandlets in SfB, and it’s been an interesting time. This is part 2 in a series where I document the traps I’ve fallen into with the Import-CsUserData and Update-CsUserData commands in particular. Part 1 – Update-CsUserData fails on bad data. Part 2 – …

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Adventures with Import- and Update-CsUserData Pt.1

I’ve spent a lot of time this year working with the <verb>-CsUserData commandlets in SfB, and it’s been an interesting time. This is part 1 in a series where I document the traps I’ve fallen into with the Import-CsUserData and Update-CsUserData commands in particular. Part 1 – Update-CsUserData fails on bad data. Part 2 – …

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SfB 2015 Server Update – August 2019

Hot on the heels of last month’s CU10 comes CU10 HF1 – the “whoops” fix-up release. This is build 6.0.9319.562, and it updated three components on my Standard Edition Front-End. What’s Fixed? 4518680 Can’t transfer external calls by using Polycom VVX phones in Skype for Business Server 2015 4518679 Skype meeting disconnection due to missing …

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Cscp logs Event 35009 – “Authorization Failed”

My colleagues and I recently encountered an intermittent problem with the CSCP reporting “Authorization Failed” when you tried to sign in. This was a Skype for Business 2015 Enterprise Edition pool, and so it didn’t take long to localise the issue to just one Front-End server. Each failed attempt dropped an instance of event 35009 …

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SfB 2015 Server Update – July 2019

It says August 1 on my calendar, but this update is badged July 31st on the download site, so July it is. Known Issue: “call hold,” “transfer,” and “resume” options for the Polycom VVX series may fail. (See below for more details.) Fixed: See SfB 2015 CU10 HF1 Our last CU (May’s CU9 / 6.0.9319.548) …

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Test-CsDatabase shortcuts

I don’t know about you, but I’m not getting any younger, and my eyes often glaze over when faced with a table of numbers to compare for differences. This is often the case when I issue one of my fave p$ shortcuts to test my SfB server’s databases: Test-csDatabase -LocalService | ft *name,*edver* Do this …

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SfB 2015 Server Update – May 2019

In March we saw an update that took SfB 2015 Server to 6.0.9319.544, and this May update (officially CU9), while incrementing only 4 build numbers to 6.0.9319.548 updates six components on my Front-End. What’s Fixed? This cumulative update includes a defense in depth fix and enables Location-Based Routing to support the Skype for Business mobile …

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SfB 2015 Server Update – March 2019

Our January release took the SfB 2015 Server to 6.0.9319.537, and now we have a March update taking Core Components and UCWA to 6.0.9319.544. (I thank Luis Ramos for bringing this to my attention. Check out his very detailed post on the subject.) What’s Fixed? It looks to be too soon to tell for this …

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SfB 2015 Server Update – January 2019

This week saw the release of an update for SfB Server 2015, taking the server up from 6.0.9319.534 to 6.0.9319.537 and updating 8 components on my Standard Edition Front-End. My fellow MVP Luca has commented on the size of this one, which is indeed a lot larger than its predecessors: Latest #Skype4B CU 2019-01 has …

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Test-EdgeConnectivity.ps1

The larger and more complex your on-prem SfB installation is, the greater the likelihood of encountering firewall problems. If you run this script on your Front-End server(s) it will: query the topology to find all of the Edge servers. (Add the “-site” switch to only retrieve those in a given topology site) initiate a TCP …

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