Matt Ellis

Lync Management Shell shows blank hanging window…

Posted by in Lync, PowerShell, Skype for Business

I’ve had this quite a bit recently. Especially with new servers after installing the latest CU from RTM. Essentially, when you load the Lync Management Shell (elevated or not, it doesn’t matter) it just hangs. You can leave it as long as you want – it never opens. You don’t even get a command prompt. It’s annoying. I’ve worked out that you can fix this by first closing all PowerShell windows. This includes the hanging Lync Management Shell and any other PowerShell windows you might have open. Then, you need…read more

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“You do not appear to be authorized to move this user” when moving a user to Skype for Business Online…

Posted by in Lync, PowerShell, Skype for Business

We recently setup the hybrid connection to Skype for Business from our on prem environment. When trying to move a user I got the following error: Move-CsUser : HostedMigration fault: Error=(0), Description=(You do not appear to be authorized to move this user. Please verify the credentials you are running this command under and then try again.) Within Office 365 I had been assigned limited admin access to both Exchange and Skype for Business: After changing my permissions to “Global admin” I was able to move the user. So, it would appear…read more

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Creating databases causes “Access Denied” error when installing Skype for Business Server 2015 Standard Edition…

Posted by in Lync, Skype for Business

I installed the first vanilla Skype for Business Standard Edition Front End Server into our organisation the other day and came across a strange error. First off, I’m not sure whether this is Skype for Business specific or if it happened with Lync Server 2013 too? A simple Google (or Bing if you want to see less relevant results) shows that other people have indeed encountered it but we’ve got plenty of Lync servers with the same group policy, server build, permissions etc and we’ve never had this issue before….read more

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Skype for Business Preparation: How to patch SQL Express with Service Pack on Lync FE Server…

Posted by in Lync, Skype for Business

With the anticipation that Microsoft will release Skype for Business Server at the beginning of May, you’re now probably starting to think about the upgrade from Lync. There are several prerequisites for the FE server upgrade: Install minimum of Lync Server CU5 PowerShell version 6.2.9200.0 or later SQL Server 2012 SP1 or later The following security hotfix (OS dependent): Windows Server 2008 R2: KB2533623 Windows Server 2012: KB2858668 Windows Server 2012 R2: KB2982006 This short blog post will focus on the SQL upgrade to at least Service Pack 1. First…read more

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