Microsoft Lync

Resolving Microsoft Fabric issue on Lync 2013 SBA

I recently got an error on Microsoft Fabric that is installed on my Lync SBA. As a result, the Lync 2013 Front End service refuse to start with an error about the other Front End being down. This message doesn’t really make sense for an SBA since there is only 1 Front End on the pool. following is the exact error and the solution to solve it.
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PortQueryUI for SBA usage

Introduction

Couple of month ago, I posted a paper that was giving all the ports used by the SBA SBC and Lync SBA Ports . We can found couple of list that are giving the required port to be open for Skype and especially for SBA. This page content a small tools that I improved to be able to test the connectivity between the SBA and all the other server that are part of the Skype environment.

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Using REST API to update Sonus SBA on SBC1000/2000

Summary

SBA required different type of update:

  • SbcComms update
  • Lync Cumulative Update
  • Windows Update RollUp

All this update can be done trough WebUI but they can also be trigger using the Sonus REST API that can be scripted with Powershell. This article describe all the steps required to update an SBA. It also contains a “All In One” script that will completely update an ASM automatically.

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Using REST to deploy an SBA on Sonus SBC1000/2000

Summary

This is a guide writes for the Sonus SBC1000/2000 with SBA. It may sometime be needed to deploy the SBA using scripting. To do it, the REST API is available and allow us to have a dynamic script that will start all the action and wait for their completion. This article contains all the steps required one by one then a script that is completely deploying the SBA in 30 min without human interaction.

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Identify TCP dynamic port of SQL instance

Summary

SQL ports are a key information of your Lync infrastructure, they need to be clearly identify in order to guaranty a proper replication. The official UDP 1434 is well-known, but identifying the TCP ports can be a bit more difficult. The objective of this article is to determine the TCP port use by an SQL instance. By default SQL Server listens on TCP port number 1433, and for named instances TCP port is dynamically configured.

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Lync 2013 Databases and Replication

Summary

Databases and Replication are the dorsal spine of every Lync deployment since Lync server 2010. They allow a Lync environment to have only one configuration tools set (Topology Builder and Control Panel). They are used to share the information between the server, the pool and the sites, without them nothing can work on your Lync environment, but there isn’t a lot of information about it on the Web. Here is a dive into those processes that make Lync so efficient.

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