PortQryUI – Skype for Business Edition

One of the main cause of issues in S4B/Lync implementations is firewall configurations. When you have access to firewall directly or through your direct report, everything is easier but if there is a third party in between, that can introduce problems.

Many times I’ve received “All done as requested” as an answer but after some tests/verifications I found that firewall was still blocking communications.

To help in these type of tests, I’ve modified the default config.xml file of the PortQryUI tool to test/check S4B/Lync and related services.

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Configuring IIS ARR for Lync/Exchange with Powershell

Many times I’ve needed to configure IIS ARR as the reverse proxy for Lync, Exchange and related services. To speedup the  process I’ve created this powershell script.

It’s a basic script, and as such can be enhanced, but it does what It’s most commonly needed.

These are the assumptions:

  • IIS ARR is already up and running Smile
  • Each service will be balanced based on the URL
  • Each service will use a different URL
  • Timeout settings will be configured using the most demanding one as the base for all services

For simplicity I have created a PowerShell function that will create the IIS ARR web farm for me and then call it for each WebFarm I need.

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A new beginning

After a year in Microsoft as a Skype for Business Support Escalation Engineer (and after 15 years as a consultant and trainer), I decided to start this new adventure with Icubed.

I love Skype For Business and I love PowerShell, so expect also some scripts I may write/adjust 😀.

Actually I may write about Exchange and other Microsoft Products too, should I find something useful or interesting to share.

So let’s start!!!