Category Archives: Fixes

Office 365 domain purpose changing without modifying domain settings

I’ve come across an interesting bug in the Admin Center Preview portal in-regards to the domain purpose changing without reason. This is further to my recent blog posting: http://realtimeuc.com/2016/06/federation-fails-with-o365/, which required disabling the Skype for Business domain purpose for domains using On-Premises or Third-Party hosted environments without hybrid configured to resolve federation issues. First you’ll… Read More »

Skype for Business Federation fails only with Office 365 domains

While working with a Third-Party hosted Skype for Business environment leveraging Exchange Online for Email/Voicemail, I came across an issue where federation worked except with sip domains hosted in Office 365. Looking at the client logs from both sides of the communication in snooper, you can see constant 504 Server time-out entries: Hosted client to… 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 »

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 »

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 »