Skype for Business/Lync: A federated call failed to establish due to a media connectivity failure where both endpoints are internal

One of my clients had a problem with their Skype for Business Edge server. The federation was configured, but every time they tried to start Skype call with federated company, they were not able to connect. The error that I found in the Monitoring server was: “A federated call failed to establish due to a…

Users or contacts are still homed on a pool that would be deleted

Error when Publish Topology after Migration to Lync 2013 Many of us saw the following error when we try to remove old Lync 2010 pool and publish topology after everything was migrated to Lync 2013: Error: An error occurred: “System.InvalidOperationException” “Cannot publish topology changes. Users or contacts are still homed on a pool that would…

Group Call Pickup in Lync Server

Microsoft recently added a new feature that many clients have asked me about, group call pickup. This functionality gives a user the capability to pick up a call originally destined for another user. Instead of only going to one person, the software can redirect the call to a user that is available. It helps reduced…

Install and configure SEFAUtil from Lync Server 2013 Resource Kit Tools

Microsoft Lync Server 2013 Resource Kit Tools are provided to help make some routine tasks easier for IT administrators who deploy and manage Lync Server 2013. It contains the following tools: ABSConfig Audio Extractor Bandwidth Policy Service Monitor Bandwidth Utilization Analyzer Call Parkometer Cleanup Storage Service Data DBAnalyze Import Storage Service Data LCSSync Lookup User…

Configure and display pictures for Exchange 2013 and Lync 2013

Hello, This is the short script that I created to upload pictures into Exchange 2013. I places all my files to E:\Photos folder.  After that I created file called Photo.ps1. Open the file and paste the following: param([String]$UserName) Remove-UserPhoto $UserName -Confirm:$False $DefaultPhotoPath = “E:\Photos\” $PhotoPath = $DefaultPhotoPath + $UserName + “.jpg” $photo = ([Byte[]] $(Get-Content…