Update Digest II: Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update (Aug 2014)

You may come across another Aug 2014 cumulative update 5 for Lync Server 2013 as described in the listed KB Article:

August 2014 Cumulative Update 5.0.8308.738 for Lync Server 2013 (Front End Server and Edge Server)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2937310
version 5.0.8308.738

The download link provided in KB2937310 in fact brings you to the same CU5 “Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update KB 2809243″ (link) so you’re essentially covered.

In case you missed it …..

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Update Digest: Lync 2013 Cumulative Update (Aug 2014)

August 2014 update for Lync 2013 (KB2881070)

  • Prerequisites
    - MSO (KB2883052, August 2014)
    - MSORES (KB2817624, September 2013)
    - IDCRL (KB2817626, September 2013)
    - Lynchelp (2881083, August 2014)
  • Download lync2013-kb2881070-fullfile-x..-glb.exe (x86, x64)

Keywords: patch, hotfix, update, rollup package, lync cumulative update (Lync 2013), lync client,  security, cu update, mise à jour, cu, update rollup, RU (release update)

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Move-CsUser DCOM Operation Failed -2147467259 (Lync Server 2013)

To move a Lync-enabled user from one Front-End pool to another, you execute Move-CsUser -Target fe02pool.swissitpro.ch and were greeted with the failure message:

Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) operation begin move away failed.
+ CategoryInfo          : InvalidResult: (:) [Move-CsUser], MoveUserException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : FAILED::MoveRetry,Microsoft.Rtc.Management.AD.Cmdlets.MoveOcsUserCmdlet
+ PSComputerName        : fe02pool.swissitpro.ch

Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) operation RollbackMoveAway failed “-2147467259″.
+ CategoryInfo          : InvalidResult: (:) [Move-CsUser], MoveUserException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : FAILED::MoveRetry,Microsoft.Rtc.Management.AD.Cmdlets.MoveOcsUserCmdlet
+ PSComputerName        : fe02pool.swissitpro.ch

Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) operation begin move away failed.
+ CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (CN=user01,OU=…C=swissitpro,DC=ch:OCSADUser) [Move-CsUser], MoveUserException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : MoveError,Microsoft.Rtc.Management.AD.Cmdlets.MoveOcsUserCmdlet
+ PSComputerName        : fe02pool.swissitpro.ch

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Update Digest: Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update (Aug 2014)

Lync Server 2013

  • “CU5″ 2809243 Updates for Lync Server 2013
    - Lync Server 2013 Cumulative Update KB2809243
    - version 8308.738 (download)
    - covers Lync Server Standard and Enterprise Edition Front-End Pools, all other server roles including Persistent Chat and administrative tools
  • Installation steps 1 to 5
    - to apply to Lync Server 2013 RTM (5.0.8308.0)
  • Only steps 1 and 2 are required if previous cumulative updates as listed are installed:
    - January 2014 cumulative update (5.0.8308.577)
    - October 2013 cumulative update (5.0.8308.556)
    - July 2013 cumulative updates (5.0.8308.420)
    - February 2013 cumulative updates (5.0.8308.291)

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Lync Server 2013/2010 Enable- or Move-CsUser? (PowerShell)

Simple enough yet can be confusing to be confronted with the listed error when you try to enable a user for Lync using Enable-CsUser:

Enable-CsUser : Cannot move user in enable operation. Use the Move user cmdlet instead.
At C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2013\Modules\dlee\ Lyncutil.psm1:226 char:34
+                     Enable-CsUser <<<<  -Identity $prop.DistinguishedName `
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (:) [Enable-CsUser], InvalidOperationException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : ProcessRecord,Microsoft.Rtc.Management.AD.Cmdlets.EnableOcsUserCmdlet

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Lync Server 2013/2010 Pool Expansion/Scale Out (Network Load Balancing)

Introduced in Lync Server 2010, the optional but recommended DNS Load Balancing (DNS-LB) feature offers simpler setup, configuration and administration of SIP and media traffic compared to Hardware Load Balancing (HLB). The latter continues to be mandatory for the handling of http/s traffic in a Front-End Enterprise Edition, Director or Edge server pool comprising of 2 or more machines (in the pool).

Using Lync Topology Builder, you add machines in order to expand and scale-out an existing Lync server pool (= configuration changes on a Front End). Besides …

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Set-CsClientPin: User is homed on a server that is not supported by this cmdlet

To change the PIN of a Common Area Phone, you went ahead to execute the following on a Lync Server 201x Front-End:

Set-CsClientPin : User desmond.lee@domaino.com is homed on a server that is not supported by this cmdlet.
At line:1 char:1
+ Set-CsClientPin -Pin 0000 -Identity “…
+ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+ CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (sba01.domaini.com:String) [Set-CsClientPin], ManagementException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : User desmond.lee@domaino.com is homed on a server that is not supported by this cmdlet.,Microsoft.Rtc.Management. UserPinService.SetOcsUserPinCmdlet

Looking at the error message, the FQDN of the Front-End server appears valid and is operational.

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Use/Resize ReFS File System (Windows Server 2012 / R2)

Introduced in Windows Server 2012 is the new Resilient File System (ReFS), code name “Protogon”. Although this type of file system is recognized in both Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.x, and is automatically mounted with a valid drive letter, the following message appears when you attempt to open it under Windows Explorer:

[Window Title]
Microsoft Windows

This version of Windows doesn’t support the ReFS format on drive R.

[OK]

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Lync 201x Help! Where is the Delete Button to Remove My Phone Number?

In Lync 2013/2010 (desktop) client, you have the ability to specify a different telephone number to forward or simu-ring an incoming call. Typically, this is a private number which is not recorded in any of the standard telephone attributes in Active Directory.

To your surprise, there is no delete button or option to remove a previously entered telephone number (mobile/handy or private residential number). Since only a single number can be used at any one time for this feature, the mere act of supplying a different number will remove the last entry in the Lync Server 201x SQL backend (and hence from the Lync 201x client interface).

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Lync Server 2013: Debug-CsUnifiedContactStore

You understand that Exchange Server 2013 is required when working with the Unified Contact Store feature in Lync Server 2013. The Debug-CsUnifiedContactStore cmdlet, introduced in the Cumulative Updates for Lync Server 2013: February 2013, is well positioned to help you troubleshoot issues with regards to UCC.

Simply executing Debug-CsUnifiedContactStore throws you an error when it is executed by itself: Continue Reading »

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