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Step by step Mediation Server Pool: Skype for Business Server 2015 PartII


In my preceding post, I have covered step by step deployment process of Mediation server pool. This post covers the step by step process to add mediation server in an existing pool.

Open PowerShell and add following features.

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

Run windows update (KB2982006).

Install Silverlight.

Insert Skype for Business Server 2015 media and run setup.exe.

Run “Install Administrative Tools”

Open Topology Builder and add mediation server pool.

Right click on Mediation pool and click on New Server…

Write second mediation server FQDN.

Now publish the topology.

Open Deployment Wizard and run “Install or Update Skype for Business Server System”

Run “Install Local Configuration store”

Run “Setup or Remove Skype for Business server Components”

Now go to the first mediation server and export the mediation server certificate.

Run “Request, Install or Assign Certificates”

Now import the certificate and assign it.

Follow the same process to add more mediation server in the pool.

Once you are done start services on all the mediation servers by running “Start-cswindowsservice”.

Step by step Mediation Server Pool: Skype for Business Server 2015


In my preceding post, I have covered step by step deployment process of Front End server pool. This post covers the step by step process to deploy mediation server pool. You need to make sure your FE pool is up and running and follow the process as given below.

Join all the mediation servers to domain and login to first mediation server.

Open PowerShell and add following features.

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

Run windows update (KB2982006).

Install Silverlight.

Insert Skype for Business Server 2015 media and run setup.exe.

Run “Install Administrative Tools”

Open Topology Builder and add mediation server pool.

Once Mediation Server Pool is added with at least one mediation server, publish the topology.

Open Deployment Wizard and run “Install or Update Skype for Business Server System”

Run “Install Local Configuration Store”

Run “Setup or remove Skype for Business Server Components”

Run “Request, Install or Assign Certificates”

Request Certificate.

Fill the required fields and click on Advanced.

Write friendly name and select “Mark the certificate’s private key as exportable”

Add other mediation servers which are going to be part of your mediation pool.

Click on Next.

Now assign the certificate.

Once certificate is assigned, close the window.

Part II of this post covers installation of adding mediation server to an existing mediation pool.