Skype for Business Meeting Room System Portal Installation

Since upgrading from Lync 2013 to Skype for Business Server 2015 we were advised to remove the Lync Room System Portal from all front end servers before performing in-place upgrades. When I attempted to reinstall this onto the new Skype for Business Front End server, the installation failed because the installer was looking for a directory […]

Skype for Business Server In-Place Upgrade Step by Step

Step by Step Guide: Skype for Business Preparation Ensure that your Active Directory is healthy and replicating Ensure you have a backup of your Lync and AD servers just in case For a single Standard Edition deployment make sure you either have a temporary SE server to migrate users to or plan some serious downtime […]

Lync 2013 Front End Server Prerequisites

To Install Lync 2013 required server roles use the following powershell Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS, Web-Server, Web-Static-Content, Web-Default-Doc, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Asp-Net, Web-Net-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Log-Libraries, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Http-Tracing, Web-Basic-Auth, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-Client-Auth, Web-Filtering, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Dyn-Compression, NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-Mgmt-Tools, Web-Scripting-Tools, Web-Mgmt-Compat, Telnet-Client, BITS, Desktop-Experience -Source D:\sources\sxs Add-WindowsFeature Windows-Identity-Foundation Please note you will need the Server 2012 setup disk mounted in D […]

Unattended Installation of Exchange 2013

Performing an unattended installation of Exchange 2013 is pretty simple. This is useful if you want to install exchange using custom settings such as renaming the default database or placing the database or log files on separate drives etc. From the installation media folder open command prompt and use the following command line switches to […]

Installing Exchange 2013 Server Pre-requisites

To install Exchange Server 2013 requires certain roles and features. These can be automatically installed via the GUI install of Exchange Server, however it is more efficient to install these via PowerShell Powershell Command Install-WindowsFeature AS-HTTP-Activation, Desktop-Experience, NET-Framework-45-Features, RPC-over-HTTP-proxy, RSAT-Clustering, RSAT-Clustering-CmdInterface, RSAT-Clustering-Mgmt, RSAT-Clustering-PowerShell, Web-Mgmt-Console, WAS-Process-Model, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-Basic-Auth, Web-Client-Auth, Web-Digest-Auth, Web-Dir-Browsing, Web-Dyn-Compression, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Http-Redirect, Web-Http-Tracing, […]