Step by step Skype for Business Server 2015 Enterprise Edition


Skype for Business Server 2015 Enterprise Edition supports large enterprise pools which provides high availability, scalability and resiliency. Enterprise edition supports scalable front end pools which can be extended up to 12 front end servers per pool while you need minimum 3 front end servers to setup enterprise edition front end pool. Mediation Server can be collocated with front end pools while rest of the server roles can be deployed either as a standalone server or as a pool.

In this post, I’ll collect all the information which is required to deploy an enterprise edition pool. For step by step Standard Edition deployment click here

Before starting the deployment process please make sure infra is ready and you have designed your Skype for Business solution properly as per your business requirements. Below image represents a design example for generic Skype for Business deployment.


Common Prerequisites for Skype for Business Server: Download and keep the things ready for deployment.

Download Windows hotfix

KB article 2858668 for windows server 2012 and KB article 2982006 for windows server 2012 R2

Download Silverlight

Windows features prerequisite (Windows Server Installation Media is mounted as D: in my steup)

Front End Server:

Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core, RSAT-ADDS, Windows-Identity-Foundation, Web-Server, Web-Static-Content, Web-Default-Doc, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Dir-Browsing, Web-Asp-Net, Web-Net-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Log-Libraries, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Http-Tracing, Web-Basic-Auth, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-Client-Auth, Web-Filtering, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Dyn-Compression, NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-Mgmt-Tools, Web-Scripting-Tools, Web-Mgmt-Compat, Server-Media-Foundation, BITS -Source D:\sources\sxs

Mediation Server:

Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core, RSAT-ADDS, Windows-Identity-Foundation, NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45, Web-Asp-Net45 -Source D:\sources\sxs

Persistent Chat Server:

Add-WindowsFeature Net-Framework-Core, RSAT-ADDS, Windows-Identity-Foundation, NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45, Web-Asp-Net45, MSMQ –Source D:\Sources\SxS\

The sequence and step by step deployment links are given below:

Deploy Office Web Apps Server

Deploy Skype for Business Back End Server

Configure SQL Server (if using SQL mirror for Back End databases)

Prepare standalone file store or configure DFS

Deploy Skype for Business Front End Pool (Part I, II and III)

Deploy Skype for Business Server Mediation Pool (Part I and II)

Deploy Skype for Business Server Persistent Chat Pool (Part I and II)

Deploy Skype for Business Server VIS Pool

Deploy Skype for Business Server Edge Pool

Deploy Reverse Proxy for Skype for Business Server

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2 thoughts on “Step by step Skype for Business Server 2015 Enterprise Edition

  1. Vijay Birari

    Dear Ajay, Thanks for the great post. Could u tell me what is the deference between it’s standard & Enterprise edition, can we upgrade it std. to ent. edition or need to separate installation . Could you share it’s interview questions & answer with us.

    Thanks,
    Vijay Birari

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