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SFB Powershell module not working. I am unable to connect and receive bad gateway error. I can connect to all of our other Office 365 online resources/cmdlets using powershell but unable to connect to SFB. Anyone experience this issue in the past and can assist?
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Dear Expert,

I have  client computers connecting to 1 GB speed access to switches 3750/3850.

These access switches connect to a pair of 6500 core switches. These go out to the SD WAN ISP, and they mark the Skype traffic, both voice and video.

I would like to prioritise Skype traffic on the LAN segment from desktop SfB client to the edge. We use SfB online only.

Would a class map suffice and any recommendations would be highly appreciated.

Many Thanks in advance
Hi everyone,

I'm trying to install the Microsoft Lync Web App Plugin.  I get to a point during the process where I'm prompted to run the plug in, in order to get audio and video.  However, as the progress bar gets to about 90% complete a dialogue box generates and indicates the "The specified account already exists", then closes and the users is never able to reach their meeting.

Here are some details surrounding the setup -

  • The device is a Dell laptop
  • The OS is a WIN 7 64-bit platform
  • Running Microsoft Office 2013
  • This is a domain environment
  • The user is a standard user on the laptop
  • I, as an admin, have installed the Skype Meetings App as I can see it listed in Control Panel
  • I've also got the latest version of Silver Light installed
  • I've also uninstalled and reinstalled the Skype Meetings App a couple times and get the same dialogue box - Account Already Exists
  • I've cleared the cache and history
  • We don't run Office 365

I'm a bit stumped.  Any thoughts?

Thanks for your help.
Need steps to configuration integration of Skype for Business 2015 with Exchange 2016. Already have the integration running between Skype for Business 2015 and Exchange 2010.

Have introduced Exchange 2016 in same Exchange organization need to SfB integration for exchange 2016 as well.
Need help in Implementing Skype for Business 2019.

I am in the process of Implementing Skype for Business 2019 in our company. We already have 2015 Skype for Business with 2 different pools as we have 2 sites(but in the same domain). However, one issue I currently have is that the CMS(Central Management Server) is still hosted on a Legacy Database(SQL 2008), it wasn't moved to the latest database back then. So, until the CMS is not moved to the compatible Server(which is minimum of 2012), the topology for 2019 will not publish as it keeps saying that there are legacy systems and the topology is unsupported .

I wanted to ask if I could create a new CMS with the already existing(old) CMS and parallelly run the new SFB 2109 Deployment? Or any other ideas if you people can help me with?

Can Cisco WiFi prioritize Skype for Business online real time ports? These would be UDP 50,000-59,999 and UDP 3478, 3479, 3480, 3481.
How would the access point be able to classify and prioritize that traffic relative to the other traffic received on the radio?
I'm wanting to setup QoS for Skype for Business Online. When I do a packet capture I see that the real time
ports that come into play are the UDP 50,000 - 59,999. The article below calls the 50,000 - 59,999 as optional.
Is there any way through group policy to tell skype to use the UDP 3478, 3479, 3480, 3481 only or at least
to prefer it? Marking all TCP/UDP 50,000-59,999 for EF classification seems pretty broad.
Hello Experts,

I support multiple companies and am working to enable inter domain \ inter tenant use of Teams and Skype between some of them per the article listed at the url below.  Currently, I've made changes in the Microsoft Teams & Skype for Business Admin Center --> Org-wide settings --> External access area for each of the three, enabling "External access" and "Users can communicate with external Skype users" and then adding the other two domain names with status of Allowed.  After doing that I had some initial success in chatting with a user in one of the other domains when logged into the Teams app on my local system.  Since that time, however, I have attempted to chat with other users in the two other domains from my Teams app, with no success.  When I send a chat message, I typically get a message stating "This user is unavailable or offline.  We've sent an email instead.".  I even observed this when sending a chat message to another user, when I was connected remotely to his system, and was able to verify he was logged into the Team app on his system.  Is there anything else from a configuration standpoint that I need to complete?  Do I need to enable Guest access in Teams for each of the tenants?

Thanks in advance,

Issues with Skype for business signing in due to DNS unable to find our server.  This is for a single user.
Hi Experts

We are fighting to find a standard device to use it in our company for XenDesktop and xenapp
And this device has to cover this
1- support HDX protocol and 3 DHX
2- support RTME for Skype for business
3-  ability to connect two monitors
4- ability to connect webcam and headset and digital tablet
5- option if possible power over Ethernet
I managed to bring all to work on Intel NUC with windows 10

And part of these things on Intel NUC with ThinLinks as OS

But my manager wants such device cover all that but without windows
I don't find any pro thin client can cover all that without using windows as OS

Any ideas or advice here

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Skype for Business 2015 and Exchange 2016 integration/on-premise infrastructure.  Had upgraded from Lync 2010 and Exchange 2010 about 6 months ago and everything has been running smoothly.  But recently, there's 1 user out of 70 that has an issue with Skype and Exchange Unified messaging integration.  Basically, his Skype client can't properly connect to Exchange UM and thus, UM features from Skype for Biz Client are not present, i.e. call history, check/change vmail, and Calendar feed.  When checking the Skype Config Info, it shows "UCS Connection state = Exchange Connection Down" and "EWS Information = EWS not deployed".

I've tried enabling/disabling UM via EAC, running mailbox repair, and even moving the mailbox to another DB, but the issue still persists and there's no error of any kind on the event logs on exchange and skype servers.   The user's UM still works fine within Outlook.

At this point, i'm stuck and need so guidance.
With voice calls and conference calling with Microsoft Teams - is there anything
different about the IP pathing or about the protocols that are used? With Skype
the RTP gots to an Anycast address and then into the MS network. Is all that
the same with teams? Any other differences for voice? For video?
What is needed in order to use Skype For Business?
Basically, we'd like to use Skype For Business to share screens and chat between two persons in our company but our company is NOT using Office 365.
So we downloaded and installed Skype For Business. On the Sign In page, we see the message "Use the sign-in address for your organization - not a Skype Name or Microsoft account".
Please see attached screen shot.

What is the "sign-in address for your origanization"? How can we get it? Does this mean that we have to open an O365 account and be a subscriber?

Skype for Business Server Access Edge gets this event ID 7024 form source Service Control Manager cannot be found.
Can group chat be disabled in Skype for Business? Is there a setting so that only certain users can create/initiate a group chat?

Other users can basically only do an individual chat.

Our company uses O365 for all employees. One app we use within it is Skype for Business. We would like to get a report showing how many individual messages a given user sends from Skype. The MS reports only seem to provide session counts. I know in the conversation history you can see the messages sent/received, but to manually scroll through Inboxes and count these is not practical. Are there any PS scripts for this?

Thanks for the assistance in advance!
Hey guys looks like Microsoft forced one of our clients into using Teams for Microsoft :(

Is there a way to create contact groups like you could in Skype for Business?

The best thing that I can find to do is to search for people and make then favorites.
Hi Experts

we have on premise Skype for business 2015 and everything work well

but today some users they have Iphones they made update to the latest mobil client and they are not able to login anymore

from IOS the latest version with the latest version of skype for business client

i have iphone with IOS version 11.2.5    and skype cleint version   and everything working with me

so the problem located on the client version

do i have to change something on front end server or what i have to do to figure out this issue

kindly advice
How can I set my Skype default options to be that anyone can present/share files when Skype is opened? My current set up means that I have a Skype meeting and then when the person wants to share I have to change the settings and then re-commence the meeting? It's set so that only people from my organisation can share...thanks
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i have Windows 10 Pro (full up to date) and i have SKYPE App (8.3) along with SKYPE for Business.
My issue is that SKYPE for Business works fine and loads and logs me in automatically. however, the SKYPE App does sign in but doesnt start to the point if someone messages me i get a notification.
i have Notifications on. there is no way to add the SKYPE icon to the styart-up folder to force it to open,
does anyone know how to make it open fully when windows is started. like you could do in the old Desktop version.
Has anyone seen an issue where trying to run Skype for Business 2016 and Outlook 2016 on a Windows 7 machine causes Outlook to not be able to connect.

Skype is running,
When I try to open Outlook 2016, I get an error saying 'We are unable to connect right now. Please check your network and try again later."

Error Message
Is there any to have Skype for Business show you all the Poor Quality calls for a given time period?
MS Call Quality Dashboard appears to show you the number and percent of bad calls for a building
or region. But it does not show you any details about those calls - who the users were, the phone
numbers, the date/time, the MOS scores, the jitter etc. If I go to Skype Analytics I can search on user
ID and then scroll through the calls for that individual user. But in order to find a pattern for poor
quality I need better search. Barring that - is there any way to export Skype Analytics data or data
from MS CQD?
It was ugly with Skype. Still haven't figured how how to add (or invite) external contacts to chat in Teams
We are running an on prem Skype for Business server that was only used internally for IM and meetings. It was a 1 server setup and all worked great.
We now want to add an edge server so we can host skype meetings with external clients
The edge server is in our dmz and not a domain joined server
I edited my topology and added the edge server and published the topology. I then exported the config to a zip and imported it during the installation of the local configurations store. after running all was fine with the green checkmark and the complete.
I ran the setup for server components, requested and added a cert form a online auth. all went fine also

Everything installed fine except the server keeps giving topology errors saying it cant find info on the local domain
Has anyone seen this before?

Having some issue with Azure AD Sync.
I was playing around with a user that was currently synced.

I moved him to an OU that wasnt synced, in Office365 he got deleted.
I then restored the account in Office365, now hes "In-Cloud"
I moved him back to the correct OU and initialized a "Start-AdSyncSyncCycle -PolicyType Initial"

However, he does not get synced, and as of right now he cannot setup a Outlook profile or login to Skype for Business.
Any ideas what i can do?

I want to be able to sync this user.
I want him to be able to login to Skype For Business and Outlook.
OWA works without any problems.

Error message when signing into Skype:
You can’t sign in to Skype for Business Online because the certificate can’t be acquired or validated






Skype is for doing things together, whenever you’re apart. Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are.

With Skype, you can share a story, celebrate a birthday, learn a language, hold a meeting, work with colleagues – just about anything you need to do together every day. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you - on your phone or computer or a TV with Skype on it. It is free to start using Skype - to speak, see and instant message other people on Skype for example.

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