August 2014 Cumulative Update 5.0.8308.738 for Lync Server 2013

Applies to: Lync Server 2013

This article describes the Microsoft Lync Server 2013 issue that is resolved in the cumulative update that is dated August 2014. This cumulative update provides better maintenance and upgrade operations to enable more reliable failover of the Lync Server 2013 frond-end servers.

Additionally, this cumulative update also decreases the number of times that users fall into resiliency mode and reduces the possibility of data loss. The version number of this update is 5.0.8308.738.

Issues that the Cumulative Update resolves


The cumulative update resolves the following issue:
  • 2983199 "Limited functionality is available due to outage" in Lync client when Lync Server 2013 replication queue is full

How to install the update


To install the cumulative update for Lync Server 2013, use one of the following methods.

Method 1: Cumulative Server Update Installer

The Cumulative Server Update Installer applies all updates for the appropriate server role in one operation. To use the Cumulative Server Update Installer, follow these steps.

Note If User Account Control (UAC) is turned on, you must start the Cumulative Server Update Installer by using elevated permissions to make sure that all updates are installed correctly.
  1. Download the Cumulative Server Update Installer. To do this, go to the following Microsoft Download Center website:
    Download Download the update package now.
  2. Run the Cumulative Server Update Installer by using the user interface (UI) or by using a command line.

    Note When you click Install Updates, the UI indicates which updates are installed.

    To run the Cumulative Server Update Installer, run the following command:
    LyncServerUpdateInstaller.exe 
    Notes The following text describes parameters that you can use together with the LyncServerUpdateInstaller.exe command:
    • The /silentmode switch applies all applicable updates in the background.
    • The /silentmode /forcereboot switch applies all applicable updates in the background. Additionally, the switch automatically restarts the server at the end of the installation process if this is necessary.
    • The /extractall switch extracts the updates from the installer and saves the updates in a subfolder that is named Extracted. The subfolder is in the folder in which you ran the command.
After you run the Cumulative Server Update Installer, you must update all applicable back-end servers. For more information about how to do this, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2809243 Updates for Lync Server 2013

Method 2: Microsoft Update

The update is also available from the Microsoft Update website.

Note After you install this update by using Microsoft Update, you must update the databases on the back-end servers. For more information about how to do this, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2809243 Updates for Lync Server 2013

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for installing this cumulative update.

Registry information

To use one of the cumulative updates in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update.

Update replacement information

This cumulative update does not replace a previously released update.

Update package installation information

To apply this cumulative update, you must follow the steps below on the following Lync Server 2013 roles:
  • Lync Server 2013 - Enterprise Edition - Front End Server
  • Lync Server 2013 - Standard Edition Server
  • Lync Server 2013 - Edge Server
  • Lync Server 2013 - Director Server
Important
  • Do not shut down or restart all Front End servers at the same time. This may cause issues when you start the services.
  • To maintain a functional Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Edition pool, you must make sure that Ready is returned for the State value of the pool when you run the Get-CsPoolUpgradeReadinessStatecmdlet, and that you have the appropriate number of Lync Server 2013 front end servers running. Please see the Upgrade or Update Front End Servers and Planning for the Management of Front End Pools sections of the following TechNet topic to determine the State value of the pool before you apply the cumulative update.
For more information about how to install the cumulative update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2809243 Updates for Lync Server 2013
  1. Make sure that all instances of the Event Viewer or Performance Monitor windows are closed.
  2. Stop the services for Lync Server. To do this, start Lync Server Management Shell, and then run the following command:
    Stop-CsWindowsService -Verbose 
  3. Make sure that the servicesfor Lync Server are stopped by running the following command:
    Get-CsWindowsService -Verbose 
  4. Run the WindowsFabricPatch.msp update package on computers that are running the following role:

    Lync Server 2013 - Enterprise Edition - Front End Server

Removal information

To remove this cumulative update, follow these steps:
  1. Make sure that all instances of the Event Viewer or Performance Monitor windows are closed.

    Important
    • Do not shut down or restart all Front End servers at the same time. This may cause issues when you start the services.
    • To maintain a functional Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Edition pool, you must make sure that Ready is returned for the State value of the pool when you run the Get-CsPoolUpgradeReadinessState cmdlet, and that you have the appropriate number of Lync Server 2013 front end servers running. Please see the Upgrade or Update Front End Servers and Planning for the Management of Front End Pools sections of the following TechNet topic to determine the State value of the pool before you apply the cumulative update.
    For more information about the cumulative update, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    2809243 Updates for Lync Server 2013
  2. Stop the services for Lync Server. To do this, start Lync Server Management Shell, and then run the following command:
    Stop-CsWindowsService -Verbose 
  3. Make sure that the services for Lync Server are stopped by running the following command:
    Get-CsWindowsService -Verbose 
  4. Remove the WindowsFabricPatch.msp update under Installed Updates by using the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.

References


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
For more information about the latest updates for Lync Server 2013, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2809243 Updates for Lync Server 2013