August 25, 2015

TIP 1520A: Skype for Business Centralized Logging - User Not Authorized

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 11:48 pm

You start with elevated administrative privileges the latest version of Skype for Business Server 2015, Logging Tool (v6.0.9319.73 released 29 July 2015) and are login as a Sfbs Administrator with CSAdministrator membership on a Skype Front-End Server.

When you attempt to “Start Logging” after having selected the desired “Scenarios” and machines under “Topology”, the following error shows up:

Error: User domain\skypeadmin  is not authorized to view or change logging OR this pool and computers are not valid. Pools or Computers -,

In an environment supporting multiple server versions of Lync/Skype, verify that the machines picked under “Topology” are running Lync Server 2013 and higher as the Centralized Logging feature was only first introduced in Lync Server 2013.

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August 20, 2015

TIP 1519: Skype for Business 2015 Debugging Tools and VC++ 2013 Runtime

Filed under: Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 11:26 pm

Attempts to install Skype for Business 2015 Debugging Tools* on an administrative workstation or server running a supported Windows OS may fail with the error:

Skype for Business 2015, Debugging Tools installation or uninstallation requires that Microsoft Visual C++ 2013 x64 Minimum Runtime - 12.0.21005 Package is already installed. Either use Setup.exe for installation or run vcredist_x64.exe included with the product to install the redistributable.
[ OK ]

You can either ensure that …


August 4, 2015

TIP 1518: Change Skype for Business / Lync 2013 Display (UI) Language

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 7:37 am

Working in a global organization means there is a need to support diverse cultures and different languages. Desktop images with the desired Windows Operating System, core productivity applications and line-of-business programs can be built using a “base” language, typically English. On top of it, multi-language pack (MUI) extends the product to enable support for languages other than English, such as for Office 201x users.

As Lync 2013 / Skype for Business 2015 (Sfbc) is part of Office 2013 Professional and …


July 30, 2015

Zurich Kurs/Course: Definitiv Start in 2 Wochen (Do. 13.08.15): PowerShell v5 Basics

Filed under: PowerShell, Events/Training, Info/Tips — Desmond Lee @ 7:06 pm

Windows PowerShellKurs: PowerShell v5 Einführung (IS35.15.41)
Wo: EB Zuerich
Start: Do. 13. August 2015 x 8
Zeit: 1800 - 2100 Uhr

Basiert auf die neueste Version 5.0 von PowerShell, die in Windows 10 RTM und die nächste Windows Server 2016 Ausgabe verfügt.

Mehr Information und Anmeldung hier.

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July 21, 2015

TIP 1517: Skype Business Edge - Schannel EventID 36888

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010 — Desmond Lee @ 10:55 pm

Found an interesting article giving a nice look into why the error “Schannel EventID 36888″ consistently appears in the Windows SYSTEM log:

A fatal error was generated and sent to the remote endpoint. This may result in termination of the connection. The TLS protocol defined fatal error code is 10. The Windows Schannel error state is 1203.

This is found to affect Skype for business / Lync Server holding Edge server roles and can impact other Windows Server with detailed SChannel logging enabled.

How to enable Schannel event logging in IIS (link)

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July 13, 2015

TIP 1516 (PowerShell DSC): Access Denied in Workgroup Environment

Filed under: Windows Server 2012 R2/ 2008 R2, PowerShell — Desmond Lee @ 7:33 am

The Desired State Configuration, DSC (as well as CIM cmdlets) feature introduced in PowerShell 4.0, relies on properly configured and functional WinRM listeners. By virtue of creating a WinRM listener, PS remoting* is enabled automatically (this is the case since Windows Server 2012 out-of-the-box). DSC does not depend on the latter nor need to run off from machines joined to an Active Directory environment to operate.

In a Workgroup environment, you may encounter challenges pushing out the resulting MOF to the desired nodes via Start-DSCConfiguration despite running with elevated administrative privileges:

VERBOSE: Perform operation ‘Invoke CimMethod’ with following parameters, ”methodName’ = SendConfigurationApply, ‘className’ = MSFT_DSCLocalConfigurationManager,’namespaceName’ =
The WinRM client cannot process the request. If the authentication scheme is different from Kerberos, or if the client computer is not joined to a domain, then HTTPS transport must be used or the destination machine must be added to the TrustedHosts configuration setting. Use winrm.cmd to configure TrustedHosts. Note that computers in the TrustedHosts list might not be authenticated. You can get more information about that by running the following command: winrm help config.
+ CategoryInfo          : NotEnabled: (root/Microsoft/…gurationManager:String) [], CimException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : HRESULT 0×803380e4
+ PSComputerName        : SERVER01

You verified that … (more…)

July 7, 2015

Speaker PowerShell Conference 2015 Asia - Singapore 18-19 Sep

The PowerShell Asia Conferene 2015 (Singapore)
The PowerShell Conference 2015, Asia (Singapore 18-19 Sep, 2015)Super excited to announce that I shall be a Speaker at the first ever PowerShell Conference 2015 Asia. Taking place in Singapore 18-19 Sep 2015 over the F1, Formula One night racing weekend, the abstract of my demo-driven break-out session is summarized below:

Lync / Skype for BusinessPowerShell Management Tips & Tricks in Lync/Skype Business Server

PowerShell is part and parcel of Lync Administration since Server 2010. Learn how to effectively put the many great cmdlets together to build useful scripts to monitor and manage your global environment in this demo driven session.

Make sure you take this opportunity to join Jeffrey Snover, industry experts, partners and MVPs share all you want to know about PowerShell in this exciting event. More information and registration here.

PS: do not miss out this wonderful opportunity to stay over to travel around and explore Singapore and the amazing South-East Asian countries.

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June 30, 2015

Evaluation/Trial: Skype for Business Server 2015 (Jun 2015)

Skype for Business Server 2015
180-day Evaluation / trial version now available (64-bit only)

Available languages:
English, Chinese (Traditional / Simplified), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian and Spanish

Download today!

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June 26, 2015

Kurs/Course Start: PowerShell v5 Basics (EB Zurich Do 13 Aug 2015)

Filed under: PowerShell, Scripting, Info/Tips — Desmond Lee @ 6:55 am

Windows PowerShellSicher Sie einen eingeschränkten Platz an den “PowerShell v5 Einführung” Kurs vor der Sommerferien Pause dieses Jahres! Der beliebte Kurs (IS35.15.41) fängt am Do. 13. August 2015 an und dauert 8-Abende.

Dieser Kurs ist basiert auf die neueste Version 5.0 von PowerShell, die in der kommenden Windows 10 und die nächste Windows Server 2016 Ausgabe verfügt.

Mehr Information und Anmeldung hier.

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June 25, 2015

TIP 1515: Lync/Skype PowerShell ‘Cannot find a part of the path…’

Filed under: Lync MVP Alliance, Skype for Business,Lync Server 2013/2010, PowerShell — Desmond Lee @ 12:31 am

Watch out for possible baffling and seemingly unexplainable failures like this if “Run as Administrator” is not used to start your Lync / Skype for Business Server Management Shell:

Get-CsWindowsService : Could not find a part of the path ‘C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp\3\Get-CsWindowsService-f6cffcce-….-….-….-………….xml’.

At line:1 char:54
+ … Get-CsWindowsService RTCMED …
+ CategoryInfo : NotSpecified: (:) [Get-CsWindowsService], DirectoryNotFoundException
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException,Microsoft.

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