SHA512 certificates preventing RTCSRV from starting

Hi All just a quick note about SHA512 certificates and their effect on Lync Server 2013 and Skype for Business 2015. If your Certificate Authority issues certificate with a SHA512 signature hash algorithm (which is where a lot of organisations are now moving to *from sha1*), there is a problem with using these certificates on…


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…


Creating Lync DNS records with Server 2012 R2 DNS Cmdlets

Hi Everyone I have been playing with Skype and Lync in Azure of late for my own personal labs (this is not supported for Production!). As I have been creating quite a few Lync/Skype environments I thought it would be cool to automated DNS record setup. I started playing with dnscmd.exe but then realized there…


Skype for Business Technical Preview Client Released

Kewl news, yesterday Microsoft released the Skype for Business Technical Preview client. I have started playing with it in my lab and on my production machine and have been really finding the experience pretty good. If you would like to give it a whirl you can download from here http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-skype-for-business. One of my colleagues first…