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What can cause Echoes in Skype for Business?
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When she tries to skype, she can hear them, but they can’t hear her
In skype settings, it shows that the mic is working--the bar moves when you tap the built-in microphone on the laptop
In skype settings, it tests fine using their test tool--it records my voice and plays back test
It works fine if she is docked (Logitech camera) OR if you move the Logitech camera to the undocked laptop

Sound settings seem fine—again, even in skype settings, it shows microphone signal when you talk

Its just not sending her sound out thru skype using the built in mic
Can't get external teams working for a customer

Any ideas on what else to try, has anyone got this working lately?

The below has been setup on both tenants, both E3 licences

Configuring Teams to Allow Guest Access
•      Head over to your Microsoft Office 365 Admin Center
•      Under Admin Centers, select Teams & Skype (previously you needed to go to Settings > Services & Add-Ins > Microsoft Teams)
•      Go to Org-Wide Settings
•      Under External Access, you can enable this if you want to let your Teams and Skype for Business users communicate with users that are outside of your organization. You can also whitelist specific domains here.
•      Under Guest Access, you’ll want to turn on Allow Guest Access in Teams
•      You can enable or disable the other options as you need to
Configure Office 365 Groups to Allow Owners to Invite Guests and External Users
•      Go to your Microsoft Office 365 Admin Center
•      Go to Settings > Services & Add-Ins > Office 365 Groups
•      Turn on the settings for Let Group Members Outside The Organization Access Group Content and Let Group Owners Add People Outside The Organization To Groups
Configure Settings in Azure AD
•      Go to your Azure Portal
•      Go to Azure Active Directory
•      Under the Manage section, click on User Settings
•      Click on the link under External Users that says Manage External Collaboration Settings
•      Turn on Members Can Invite
Configure Sharing in Office 365
•      Go to your Microsoft Office 365 Admin Center
•      Under Settings, go to
Hello, we have deployed a Skype For Business Server 2015 FE (standard server) with an Edge Server, and a  Windows 2012 r2 Reverse Proxy, all works fine:
- Connectivity Analyzer passed with all green
- Internal SKype clients, office clients works fine: IM Video call .... ok
- External SKype clients, office clients works fine: IM Video call .... ok
- External SKype clients, android clients works fine: IM Video call .... ok

but ios devices can't login ..... i have read several posts about .... but i can't find a solution ......

anyone can help me?
Guys, I've been tasked with cleaning up/disabling skype for business enabled accounts,
Most of the accounts that have the "msRTCSIP-UserEnabled attribute set to True" are in the disabled accounts OU, there are a couple of active administrative accounts that has this attribute set to true which doesn't require skype for business,
Can you please provide some guidance as to what would be the easiest way to set this attribute to false (assuming that's what I need to do disable skype for business) on 1000 odd accounts?
I have changed the first & last name of my profile.  However, when going to I see the old  first/last name at the top-right of the web browser.  In I created a new notebook and I return to, right-click on the new notebook name and click Details, in the right side under "Added",  the old first/last name is displayed.  How can I fixed this and have my new profile name appear when in and have my new profile names when seeing the details of any onenote files in
Skype for business/Lync 2013

We purchased a Skype for business system about a year ago and are still having alot of problems with it.  The service provider seems to be getting no where in resolving them.  the biggest problem is hunt groups and park service being very slow.  heres a bit of background:

Yealink T46G deskphones connect directly to SFB server
Gigaset cordeless phones connecting via SIP connect to AudioCodes SPS server
4 loud ringers connecting to AudioCodes Loud ringer

the problem i have is when a hunt group is called it takes about 5 seconds before the phones even start to ring, then when the call is picked up it takes another 5-12 seconds to connect during which time the hold music cuts off so the caller gets silence.  usually they think the line has cut off so they hang up.  then once the call is connected it is then a further 3-4 seconds before the audio actually connects.  this is causing a major problem and to pickup another persons ringing phones takes even longer.

if a call comes through on a DDI howeer the pickup is instant.

it only seems to relate to calls going through the park serivce.  does anyone have any suggestion as to what I can check/change to improve this as, as i mentioned, the service provider is getting nowhere with it.
We have a Lync 2013 server and clients are using Skype for bussiness client.
A Distribution List's email address was changed due to spam issues on the exchange side.
But users had saved this Distribution List (DL) in their contacts in the Skype client.
As a result now they get the in the skype client that either the specified contact does not exist.
On one users client we deleted the saved contact and searched address book and he could find it fine.
This confirms that the error was due to email address being changed on the DL.

So now the issue is how to clear this old DL contact from all users in the company either through script or GPO.
LInk below shows the procedure on how to re-download the address for a client:-

If use GPO to push out registry setting and a login script to clear out the old address book files from Lync folder the would it also get rid of the saved contacts from the Skype client?

Or is there a better way of doing it?
Wondering if anyone can either simplify this or make a suggestion. Currently we have exchange 2013 and have it connected to our on-prem pbx so our vm are hosted by exchange 2013. This has been working well. We are switching to office 365 this year and I was going to implement exchange online UM using a session border controller to connect to our on-prem pbx.

Now I see Microsoft is retiring exchange online vm December 2019 so I am looking into what replaces it. And I am getting very lost and confused. I’ve been reading about cloud VM, teams, skype and direct routing etc.

I asked Microsoft and they just sent me a bunch of links on how to configure on-prem Pstn with Skype.

Can anyone explain in layman’s terms what I need and/or if you have a suggestion of something else that would work as well as the 2013 UM, I’m open to that as well.

We have a client that has just kitted out a conference room with a large display and conference kit, including camera and microphone. There is a pc connecting all of this together running Windows V10 pro. (internet connected)

This client would like to share the desktop and be able to invite people to join them for private presentations, skype meetings etc.

We use a lot of Microsoft products, but are having a great deal of trouble finding out from Microsoft exactly what we need to use / buy to do this.

Can anyone advise what is required? Please bear in mind that this is a stand alone computer. No local teams or groups that we need to communicate with, these will all be external clients.

We considered Skype for Business, but this requires a dedicated local server, which we don't have here. Someone suggested Teams, but again we are unsure whether everyone would need teams themselves to take part, and even whether we can share our desktop using this.

Can anyone suggest the best solution for this stand alone meeting room?

Any advice much appreciated.

Many thanks.
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How can I get rid of Skype from my Windows 10 Laptop. It shows up in my notifications as running. I just recently noticed it ws not there before.  I don't use and don't want it. When I open it, options I don't find any options to turn off.  I've looked in Control Panel Programs - it is not there. When I look at services, I do not find it. I did a search on my hard drive skype.exe shows up 5 times. When I try to remove/rename - It tells me  not allowed I don't have permission.
Product: Outlook 365
Scenario: Calls that comes to the mainline (main phone number) should go to a separate inbox, let's call that the main number. However, calls that come to both the main number and a personal mail box or rings on the same phone of another user. In other words, two numbers are assigned to the same IP phone.

Goal: I am trying to prevent voice mails from going to the personal inbox, which are somethings happen. The voice mail should only go to the main line inbox.
Other facts: When a call is sent to the main number, Skype for Business receives the call on the personal Skype for Business user's account.
The delegate phone number is setup in Outlook as an additional mailbox.
Calls to the mainline are never picked up, but is utilized only as a voice mail box service.
How can I prevent voice mail from going to the personal inbox, in Outlook 365?
Skype integration with Exchange 2016 OWA, works only if the mailbox is hosted on specific Exchange 2016 DB. This server is the first server

This does not work as soon as the mailbox is moved to some other Exchange 2016 server DB.
My objective is to find a collaborative meeting space where people can communicate with other members around an agreed upon topic without having to adhere to a particular time. Despite this flexible structure, members should still be able to 'propose' a new meeting time and new discussion topics as-needed.

I have begun the sheet here with this purpose in mind and will add to it as more information comes in over time.
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?
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
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?
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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

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.

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.






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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