Lync/Skype client can’t send a message to anyone internally

If a user Lync/Skype client can’t send a message to anyone internally or externally follow the following steps 1.Sign the user out of Lync/Skype Client and close the client 2.Browse to C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Microsoft\office\15.0\Lync folder 3.Delete the SIP.Username folder and clear down the tracing folder with any files that can be deleted. 4.The open Reg edit as…

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SKYPE FOR BUSINESS – STANDARD EDITION POOL FAILOVER DISASTER [UPDATED] Posted on September 29, 2015 by Mark Vale Last week I blogged about my experiences with trying to simulate a DR event by performing a planned failover of a Standard Edition pool paired deployment. For those of you who read that post will know it is…

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Managing Persistent Chat Rooms in Skype for Business 2015

Pshell reference way to be able to run the Lync 2010 client on a OCS 2007 R2 environment – simply by bypassing a version check. To bypass this check, you have to create a new registry entry: Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Communicator Name:  DisableServerCheck Type: DWORD Value: 1 (00000001) List AD user details : Get-CsUser -Identity “sat*” #Rename…

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Configuring sudo Access

Configuring sudo Access Log in to the system as the root user. Create a normal user account using the useradd command. Replace USERNAME with the user name that you wish to create. # useradd USERNAME Set a password for the new user using the passwd command. # passwd USERNAME Changing password for user USERNAME. New password: Retype new password: passwd: all authentication tokens updated successfully.…

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Skype Powershell Cheat Sheet: Lync 2013 & Skype for Business 2015

Credit too Steve Moore – Skype for Business TSP User Management #Enabling a user for Enterprise Voice and issuing a phone number to the user. Set-CsUser -EnterpriseVoiceEnabled $True -LineUri “TEL:+6129161297” #Move all users from to Get-CSUser -filter {RegistrarPool -eq “”} | Move-CSUser -Target “” -ignoreBackendStoreException -Force #Find a user’s Routing Group Get-CSUser…

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Replacing Lync Edge server in Lync 2010 Farm

Lync Edge server replacement or removal Follow the steps below.   Browse to <Office Location> > Lync Server 2010 > Standard Edition Front End Servers > <ServerName>. Right-click, Edit Properties. Under “Associate Edge pool..”, change to <Active Edge> Under <Office Location> > Lync Server 2010 > Edge pools, delete suksh-pwd-led01.   Wait/confirm replication.   On <Removed…

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Old OCS removal from Lync or Skype Farm

Part 1 – remove OCS CWA trusted application:   Remove-CsTrustedApplication -Identity <OCSFQDN>/urn:application:<OCS01> Remove-CsTrustedApplication -Identity <OCSFQDN>/urn:application:<OCS02> Remove-CsTrustedApplicationPool -Identity <OCSFQDN> If fail remove via the Topology Builder Part 2 – remove other object associated with OCS, if possible:   Remove conference endpoints associated with old OCS server:   Remove-CsTrustedApplicationEndpoint -Identity “” Remove-CsTrustedApplicationEndpoint -Identity “”   Remove conference…

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Removing Public Providers from Skype For Business

Remove old AOL & Yahoo public providers    Remove-CsPublicProvider -Identity “Yahoo!” Remove-CsPublicProvider -Identity “AOL”   Recreate Skype public provider (as per[] )   Remove-CsPublicProvider -Identity “Skype”   New-CsPublicProvider -Identity Skype -ProxyFqdn -IconUrl[] -NameDecorationRoutingDomain -NameDecorationExcludedDomainList “,,,” -Enabled $true -EnableSkypeIdRouting $true -EnableSkypeDirectorySearch $true

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Looking to find our System Info on a Windows server via CMD

Run > CMD > systeminfo Host Name: “<HostName>” OS Name: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise OS Version: 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601 OS Manufacturer: Microsoft Corporation OS Configuration: Member Workstation OS Build Type: Multiprocessor Free Registered Owner: <***> Registered Organization: <***> Product ID: <XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX> Original Install Date: 05/08/2014, 10:44:40 System Boot Time: 24/09/2016, 03:03:23 System Manufacturer:…

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