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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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 …

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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. …

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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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SfB 2015 Server Update CU4 – November 2016

It’s been a big year of content for Skype for Business Cumulative Updates, and CU4 doesn’t let us down. This update takes the server from 6.0.9319.259 to 6.0.9319.272 & updates 8 components on my Front-End. What’s Fixed? Kb3203706 Long silence when you dial into a meeting in Skype for Business Server 2015 that has name …

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An SfB DCOM error with a difference

At some point you’ll have performed enough upgrades or migrations to have encountered a DCOM error while trying to move users from one pool to another. It’s generally well-documented: Anthony, Michael, Paul, Michael or others might have shown you the light. It’s usually a permissions thing. You don’t have enough of them. I was a …

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SfB 2015 Server Update CU3 – June 2016

CU3 for Skype for Business is in some regards a doozie! Microsoft has finally relented (much, I’m sure to the chagrin of various software vendors) and baked “Busy on Busy” into the product. “What’s that” you ask? Read on & follow the links, or wait for my next post on the subject. This update takes …

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“Customizing security roles” for SfB reports is not supported

My commiserations to you. If Google has brought you here because you’re not able to deploy Skype for Business monitoring reports, I have some bad news for you. You’ve just tried to deploy reports to SQL 2014 Web Edition – and that’s not a supported version. The linked article above is quite definite: “If you …

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Update-SfbCertificate.ps1

Skype for Business – like so much else these days – relies on PKI certificates, and the community has risen to the opportunity with some great tools to help us manage them. Here are two in my “essentials” kit: Check out the “Lync Certificates Report“: If you’ve not found it already, Guy Bachar & Yoav …

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SfB 2015 Server Update – March 2016

This update – our first for the year – takes the server from 6.0.9319.102 to 6.0.9319.235. Is this officially CU2? Let’s go with it and see what happens. (Update: Yes, it is “CU2”). What’s Fixed? Kb3095143 Windows 10 users who use Edge can’t join a meeting from Skype for Business Web App Kb3141123 Event ID …

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