Skype for Business Management Shell: The string is missing the terminator

Hi All if you see the error “The string is missing the terminator: ‘. + CategoryInfo          : ParserError: (:) [], ParentContainsErrorRecordException” when running Skype for Business 2015 Management Shell for Powershell, it is due to an error with the Target for the shortcut added when installing Skype for Business 2015. There is a limit in…


Your Skype Powershell Cheat Sheet: Useful Powershell commands you can run in Skype for Business 2015 and Lync Server 2013

Hi All I am a passionate Powershell and command line junky. I think that started with my first job which was Unix based and so I had to learn quickly the art of the commandline. Ever since then, I have tried hard to live by the mantra that “Real Men Don’t click” :). While that…


Issue deploying Skype/Lync Reports when mirroring SQL – Cannot grant ReportsReadOnlyRole to user

Hi All I hit an issue recently deploying Skype reports into a SQL Server backend store that was mirrored. The error you get occurs when you go to deploy reports via the “Deploy Monitoring Reports” in the Skype Deployment Wizard, and the error that is presented is “Cannot grant ReportsReadOnlyRole to user….”.   This error…


Installing Skype for Business 2015 Administrative Tools

Hi All I wanted to script up the installation of Skype for Business Administration Tools on a remote administration server so I could make it repeatable, and see if it works the same way as Lync 2013, so I thought I’d share. It’s a little more than running admintools.msi, not much more though; there are…