Manipulate To Header Field into INVITE Request Line URI

Recently I was working with a SIP Trunk provider (who shall remain nameless) who was doing something rather annoying. Any INVITEs that were being received from downstream for inbound calls were using the service’s pilot number in the Request URI (RURI) header field. The phone number of the party the external caller was actually trying […]
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Cannot configure a server at FQDN [0.0.0.0] because another server is already configured there with a different server version number

Problem Recently I was working on a Lync 2013 deployment, where trusted application servers (used for Remote Call Control with an NEC PBX) needed to be moved from 2010 to 2013. This work was carried out by an external contractor, who removed the trusted application servers from the Lync Topology, published, and then re-added them to the […]
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It’s Here! Skype to Lync Video

Most of us in the Lync community have been waiting for this for sometime now. The wait is over: Skype to Lync video is now available! For this to work, the Skype user needs to be on the latest Skype for Windows client (7.0.85.100). When I tried updating the Skype client directly from the client […]
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It’s Coming… Skype for Business

Within the Lync community, we have all been waiting for the inevitable. Finally, it’s been announced: Lync 2013 will be rebranded Skype for Business. Note the terminology I’ve used here: rebranded. Skype is not replacing Lync 2013, it’s simply adopting the name. Whilst there has been endless discussions about what this means for integrators and […]
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Manipulating Calling Number for Simultaneous Ring and Forwarded Calls

This is something I’ve been meaning to write since the release of Lync Server 2013. However, I’ve been waiting to have all the components I need in my lab to successfully capture all the relevant screenshots and traces, and for Microsoft to resolve a bug with the Mediation server role that was rectified with CU3 […]
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Lync and Spectralink DECT

One of the things that many clients want with any deployment is the option for at least a few wireless handsets. Whilst it could be argued that Lync 2013 offers a range of options when it comes to supporting a wireless client over Wi-Fi or 3/4G, it’s not always the magic bullet we would all […]
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Sonus SBC 1000/2000 ASM Console Access

A little known fact about the Sonus SBC range of appliances (previously NET UX appliances) is that they have a VGA header hidden behind the front bezel. If your appliance has an Application Solution Module (ASM) as part of it’s configuration, this is used to get console access to the ASM. This is useful in situations […]
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Exchange UM Language Pack not applying for some users

Last week I had a client report that two users (out of around 300) were experiencing issues when calling into Exchange Unified Messaging. Although the Australian (en-AU) Language pack had been deployed, these users would still hear the US (en-US) language prompts. As the issue was specific to only two users, I had a look at their AD […]
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Lync 2013/SfB 2015 Management Shell – Missing Prompt

UPDATE: Run the following from an elevated Windows PowerShell session to resolve this issue: Skype for Business 2015 powershell.exe –noexit –command “cd $env:UserProfile; Import-Module ‘C:\Program Files\Common Files\Skype for Business Server 2015\Modules\SkypeForBusiness\SkypeForBusiness.psd1’” Lync 2013 powershell.exe –noexit –command “cd $env:UserProfile; Import-Module ‘C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2013\Modules\Lync\Lync.psd1’” The last few days I’ve been working on getting Lync deployed into […]
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