Tag Archives: Lync

Get-CSInstalledClient

While working on some slides for my upcoming session: Path to Skype for Business client deployment on The Skype Show: http://www.theskypeshow.com/episode-3-backing-up-desktop-client-and-security/ I wanted to come up with a few lines of code to list how the Skype for Business/Lync client was deployed to a computer. There’s quite a few options these days standalone, basic, part… Read More »

Lync conference bridge is in another call

While testing a new conference bridge that was added to an existing Lync Server 2013 deployment, the Lync client would report the bridge number “is in another call”. Sifting through server side logs the call was bouncing around like a hot potato between the Front End and Edge servers. The Front End would try to… Read More »

Phantom Conference Bridge

While verifying a new conference bridge for a client, I came across a phantom conference bridge entry listed on the Lync Server Dial-in page but not on the Outlook meeting invites. Using Get-CsDialInConferencingAccessnumber cmdlet which lists information about all dial-in conferencing numbers configured in an organization and the region parameter to search for the specific… Read More »

Skype for Business/Lync client: Can’t move user to the Other Contacts group

While working with a client on end user training material, it was reported that the option to move or copy a contact to the “Other Contacts” group in the Skype for Business/Lync 2013 client was unavailable. Digging deeper… I found that although the option to “Copy Contact To” was available for a contact within the… Read More »

The login SA does not exist on this server

While deploying a Lync 2013 pool for a client, we ran into issues publishing the new Lync Topology and installing databases. Looking at the Create database log, the issue occurs while the database owner is being set: Setting owner for database xds to sa. Exception Stack: Type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.FailedOperationException, Message: Set owner failed for Database ‘xds’.… Read More »

CyberData VoIP v3 Paging Server

The CyberData VoIP v3 Paging Server allows a single SIP phone extension to access up to a 100 multicast zones and to connect to an analog overhead paging system. The VoIP paging server is powered via Power over Ethernet (PoE) or a power adapter (not included) with a MSRP of $499. Features: Web-based Administration Voice… Read More »

DCOM Error When Attempting To Move Lync Users

Working with a client to move users between a Lync 2010 pool and a new Lync 2013 pool, a colleague of mine came across the following error: Unable to connect to some of the servers in pool “poolname” due to a Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) error. Verify that Front End service is running on… Read More »

Vaddio A/V Bridge

Vaddio A/V Bridge provides the ability to integrate soft codecs like Lync and Skype into traditional A/V designs. http://www.vaddio.com/product/av-bridge The A/V Bridge supports USB or IP streaming for Capture, Content Delivery or PC Conferencing applications and works with most A/V equipment. Resources: Support Center: http://support.vaddio.com/support/av-bridge Manual: http://www.vaddio.com/images/document-library/342-0518_revc_av_bridge_manual.pdf In the box: AV Bridge Pair of Rack… Read More »

Expresso – Free Tool to Build Advanced Regex in Lync

Normalization rules in Lync use .Net regular expressions (regex) to specify how phone numbers in various formats are matched to patterns and translated to the E.164 format. ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg399071.aspx ) The Lync Server Control Panel provides a normalization rule builder, which helps walk through the process of creating basic regular expressions covering most scenarios. The… Read More »