Step by step Front End Pool: Skype for Business Server 2015 Part III

This is a continuation of Part II and covers installation and configuration of second Front End server and so on.

Install prerequisites on second server.

Install Windows update.

Install Silverlight.

Insert Skype for Business Server 2015 media and run setup.exe. Follow the same process as we did for first FE server.

Open Skype for Business Server 2015 – Deployment Wizard.

Install Administrative Tools.

Open Topology Builder and “Download Topology from existing deployment”

Right click on pool and add New Server…

Click on yes.

Write fqdn of second FE server and click on OK.

Now publish the topology.

Click on Next.

Select Pool FQDN and click on Next. (If you see any error with regards to pool state, ignore the same)

Now click on “Install or Update Skype for Business Server System”

Run “Install Local Configuration Store” and follow the steps as shown below.

Run “Setup or Remove Skype for Business Server Components” and follow the steps as shown below.

Now, Go to the first FE server and export the certificate from local computer certificate via adding through MMC.

Right click on certificate and click on Export…

Click on Next.

Select “Yes, export the private key”

Click on Next.

Use any user name and password.

Specify the location to export.

Review the settings and click on Finish.

Now Run “Request, Install or Assign Certificates”

Click on Import Certificate.

Import the certificate.

Now click on “Assign” to assign the certificate.

Select the certificate.

Now you are done with the installation of second FE server and use the same process for other FE servers.

Once you have minimum three FE servers in a pool then open Lync Management Shell to start the pool services.

Run à Start-CsPool –PoolFqdn <pool fqdn>

Enter “A” for Yes to All

Now check the services on each FE server and play with your FE pool. J


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