#Skype4b: Error while requesting certificate


Requesting and assigning a certificate to Lync/Skype for Business server is a crucial process. Any kind of ignorance while requesting the certificate can trouble end-user services. If you are requesting the certificate for Lync/Skype for Business server, you may notice “WARNING: The chain of the certificate “xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx” is invalid”. If you will look into the…

How does Office Web Apps / Office Online server integration work with Lync/SfB Server?


Office Online Server (OOS) is a latest version or new release of Office Web Apps Server. It plays an inimitable role for Microsoft UCC (Exchange, Lync/SfB, SharePoint) applications. In this blogpost, I’ll cover the integration workflow between Lync/SfB and OOS. OOS provides enriched PowerPoint presentation view to Lync/SfB end-users. When a user uploads PowerPoint file…

Windows Fabric and Server Placement – Part II


Part I of this article talks about Windows Fabric basics. In part II, will describe how Lync Server 2013 and Skype for Business is tied together with Windows Fabric. Will call out few best practices which should be taken care while placing Front End Servers in virtualized environment. In Lync Server 2013 & Skype for…

Windows Fabric and Server Placement – Part I


Windows Fabric plays a key role for Front End pool services availability in Lync Server 2013 and Skype for Business Server 2015. In Lync Server 2010 this responsibility was managed by Cluster Manager. Lync Server 2013 / Skype for Business 2015 Front End Pool services availability totally depend on windows Fabric and Fault & Upgrade…

Lync Server 2013 – Location Based Routing: Part II


In part I Lync Server 2013 – Location Based Routing aka LBR, I discussed about the basic fundamentals, benefits, capabilities and routing methodologies. To extend the same, part II will cover implementation steps and test cases. As discussed in part I, LBR is a set of rules which handle your PSTN calls to comply with…

Lync Server reporting url error


Lync monitoring reports deployment is a key part of the management & administration of Lync server. Sometimes, it is simple to configure and use but some time you can face some problems. You can get this common error “An error occurred during report processing.” While accessing report url. Sometimes this error can occur because of…

Remove Lync Server Standard Edition from existing Lync infrastructure


Business critical applications such as Exchange and Lync are very tightly integrated with Active Directory. Many preparation steps are required to introduce these application or even when you’re migrating to the newer version. Most of the times professionals see, few changes like installation or removal are required frequently for small branch site deployments. Let’s start…