ClsLogger.EXE Crashes with Unhandled Exception

TLDR: I think it’s broken – or as James Arber implied on Twitter, it might have made it out the gate prematurely. My suggestion: Do not install this version! Out of the blue recently Microsoft updated the Skype for Business 2015 Debugging Tools version from 6.0.9319.73 to the interestingly-named (well, numbered) 7.0.1678.1.1. Before you can …

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SfB 2015 Server Update CU5 – May 2017

This May 2017 update takes the server from 6.0.9319.277 to 6.0.9319.281 & updates 8 components on my Standard Edition Front-End. What’s Fixed? Kb4020997 Skype for Business Server 2015 Front-End service may crash in Windows Server 2016 Kb4020994 Event ID 36023 is consistently logged on Multiple Front-End servers in a Skype for Business Server 2015 environment …

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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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