This is another version of my original “One Click send SIP-Stack logs as an Email to Administrator”, in my first release the program is developed to collect the log files zip them then attach it to an email and send it to the pre-defined Administrator’s or IT-Help desk email, in this article I’m sharing a new version of the that program, this one is even better why? this one will collect the log file, zip it and transfer the file using the built-in “File Transfer” feature of Lync / Skype for Business.
This program was build with the wonderful help of Mr.Christoph Weste, All credit goes to him for taking the time to develop this important part that allow Lync / Skype for Business client to use the Share File feature to send the log file instead of sending it via Email. follow him on Tiwtter @_CWeste
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UPDATE 06-Jan-2016: I uploaded the source code to GitHub for programmers out there, hope someone take the code and make it better for the community – a mention goes a long way 😉
Howdy and happy new year,
P.S. following paragraph is a serious of Bla bla bla you can skip it and start by the solid and underlined part
a while ago customer with about 10,000 seats pointed out nicely to me that they are finding it annoying explaining to the users how to find, collect and send the SkypeFB /Lync client logs for troubleshooting, to start with as you all may have already seen in your day to day work day, some users find it difficult to enable “hidden” folders, not to mention finding the log file, zip it and send it, so he said why Microsoft doesn’t make it easy to do this task, we went back and forth in this subject but I realized I can help, so with my beginner C# skills I decided to write a very basic simple application that can be integrated into the Skype for business / Lync client action menu which I did and it has been used by the customer without big problems, and I decided to share it with the community, maybe it make your life easy too
this program is tested with 64bit domain joined machines, download from TechNet Gallery
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Today I’m going to write about a problem I’ve been seeing in a lot of deployments that include Skype for business or Lync Server on a Windows server 2012 R2 OS at customers
Side Note: this blog article was written using my new Lumia 950XL with OneNote and Display dock connected to it, how cool is that 🙂
During one of my regular on-site visit to a customer of mine, I ran into a problem with a user cannot sign in to Lync 2013 clients, whenever the user try to login he gets an error message telling him to check his username and password (Login credentials), although the credentials is 100% correct, he could never log in, interesting to say here is that the history of the customer’s infrastructure included an Active directory migration.
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In Part-1 I made an introduction about Skype for Business new server role the Video Interop server, this part will be a step by step guide on defining a VIS in the topology, installing the VIS server and configuring it.
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Better late than never, I finally got me a Skype for Business Server ISO image for testing, I always wanted my Blog to have everything my readers could need, so I decided to write guide on how to upgrade from Lync to Skype for business, and because there are a number of good guides out there detailing the steps I decided to take another approach using a one diagram that describe what will you be doing in a nutshell, for details I recommend following one of the following Guides written by SkypeFB MVPs:
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We upgraded recently our Polycom RMX/DMA infrastructure which added the Skype video calling functionality as well as the presence for the DMA rooms in Lync.
According to Polycom official integration guide, they gave two options to enable the presence for the rooms, one automatic using a service account with Domain / Lync administrative privileges (which is not always an option for customers and was not an option also for my company), or there is the other way which is manual method which was not mentioned in the guide.
So I received a request to find a way to enable those contact as a Lync contact without giving this admin privileges to the DMA, if you try to use the Lync control panel you will face a problem when trying to search for the contact object you created and want to use. So following I will show the way to manually enable Active Directory contact objects for Lync 2013, to use it in whatever you need
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UPDATE 19-01-2015: thanks to Lync MVP Thomas Poett, and his input, I updated the article
how many times did you stumble upon a question from a customer if a certain feature or deployment scenario is supported by Microsoft and Lync 2013 or not.
we all forget, I mean there is a new stuff happening in our world (UC) every minute and sometime we loss tracks, so I have what I call my SCS (supported Cheat sheet) where I keep all information I have through my years in Lync by something I read or researched or learned from someone else about Lync supportabilities, and I decided to share it here in a blog article about what is supported or not supported regarding Lync 2013.
feel free please to correct my information, or put a comment about something I did not mentioned and I will be add it to this article, the purpose is to use this article as a fast / complete resource for “supported or not supported” questions.
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something we have been missing in the Lync Community is a place, one place that contain the information & skills you need to know and have to troubleshoot technical problem with Lync (Skype for Business)
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I had free time in the holidays that I spent playing around with databases of Lync and took notes of what I found and learned and decided to put them in an article to be used as a…let’s say Lync databases anatomy, I’ll be talking about a simple Lync pool installation and databases included with it.
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