Updates for Skype for Business Server 2015

Applies to: Skype for Business Server 2015

This article specifies the applicability of Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015 updates for each server role.

Improvements and fixes in the January 2019 update


This cumulative update includes a defense in depth fix and enables Location-Based Routing to support the Skype for Business mobile clients. It also fixes the following issues:

  • 4458680 Skype for Business Web App or Skype Meeting App doesn't respect conferencing policy for AllowParticipantControl and AllowExternalUserControl
  • 4458689 Skype for Business on Mac can't save a password when AllowSaveCredentials is False and "Keep me signed in" is selected
  • 4464370 Skype for Business UCWA clients can't be distinguished on CDR report if connection is internal or external
  • 4458698 Notify Skype for Business on Mac and mobile users that the conversation is an interop conversation in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4345985 "Failed to setup database rtcxds" error when you upgrade the SQL Server 2008 R2 back-end database in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4132306 Invitee visibility delay when a UCMA application uses AudioVideoMcuSession.BeginDialOut to create a conference
  • 4458688 Support to prevent external file transfer especially for Skype for Business on Mac users in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4458695 QoE Call Detail SubReport shows a wrong caller/callee connection type in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4459712 Update parameters of Move- CsUser in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4458691 Optionally turning on/off the OAuth protocol is available in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4458694 New trusted application endpoints are always assigned to the same routing group in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4458676 Busy Options settings are removed if you change the Call Forwarding settings with a mobile device or third-party phone device in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4458679 Inactive RGS workflow that has deleted queues can't be imported by Import-CsRgsConfiguration in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4458686 Configuring a watcher node test user fails in the German version of Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4458684 Local Configuration Store can't be installed when disabling TLS 1.0/1.1 in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4343061 Event ID 1000 (0xc0000005) and RtcSrv.exe of the SBA/SBS crashes after startup in Skype for Business 2015 and Lync Server 2013
  • 4458683 Can't switch the meeting audio to a UCWA client in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4458682 "Failed creating application activity" error when you use the Test-CsUcwaConference cmdlet in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4458677 Escalation to LBR VoIP user fails when a same site LBR user is in a P2P call with a PSTN user in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4458693 Can't join a LBR enabled conference after a user uses the "Call me at" feature in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4458697 Skype for Business Front-End servers connecting to Exchange online for OAuth doesn't use proxy server
  • 4458692 Incorrect caller ID is shown on the Skype for Business client in a call-forwarding scenario
  • 4458690 RGS call forwarding to a queue or SIP address not working in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4464374 Can't create a Skype meeting on behalf of someone else by using the Outlook for Mac client in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4464375 The Test-CsPhoneBootstrap and Test-CsClientAuth cmdlets not working in Skype for Business Server 2015 that's installed on Windows Server 2016
  • 4464372 Skype for Business Server 2015 UCMA services crash on service startup when running on Windows Server 2016
  • 4464373 Can't escalate a peer-to-peer call to a conference if VbSS is used in screen-sharing in Skype for Business on Mac
  • 4464371 Support Rate my Call feature for Skype for Business UCWA clients in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4458678 Skype for Business VbSS application sharing not working for UCMA based Contact Center in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4458687 "An error occurred during this screen presentation" error occurs in VbSS application sharing conference in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • 4470530 Can't make an outbound PSTN call by using Skype for Business on Mac if LBR is enabled
  • 4470531 Support moving users from on-premises to Teams in Skype for Business Server 2015

Known issues


  • When you run the Test-CsDatabase cmdlet to test the configuration of the Skype for Business Server databases, you could notice that the installed local XDS (Master) database version isn't matched with the "Expected Version". For more information, please see the following article:

4459114 The installed local XDS database version isn't matched with the expected version in Skype for Business Server 2015

Get the updates that are released for Skype for Business Server 2015


  • 4464359 January 2019 cumulative update 6.0.9319.537 for Skype for Business Server 2015, Web Components Server
  • 4464354 January 2019 cumulative update 6.0.9319.537 for Skype for Business Server 2015, Core Components
  • 4464355 January 2019 cumulative update 6.0.9319.537 for Skype for Business Server 2015, Front End Server and Edge Server
  • 4464358 January 2019 cumulative update 6.0.9319.537 for Skype for Business Server 2015, Mediation Server
  • 4464356 January 2019 cumulative update 6.0.9319.537 for Skype for Business Server 2015, Response Group Service
  • 4464360 January 2019 cumulative update 6.0.9319.537 for Skype for Business Server 2015 and Unified Communications Managed API 5.0 Runtime
  • 4464357 January 2019 cumulative update 6.0.9319.537 for Skype for Business Server 2015, Conferencing Server
  • 4340907 July 2018 cumulative update 6.0.9319.534 for Skype for Business Server 2015, Enterprise Web App
  • 4340913 July 2018 cumulative update 6.0.9319.534 for Skype for Business Server 2015, Conferencing Attendant
  • 4340911 July 2018 cumulative update 6.0.9319.534 for Skype for Business Server 2015, Persistent Chat Server
  • 4340905 July 2018 cumulative update 6.0.9319.534 for Skype for Business Server 2015, Call Park service
  • 4036315 December 2017 cumulative update 6.0.9319.510 for Skype for Business Server 2015, Video Interop Server
  • 4036318 December 2017 cumulative update 6.0.9319.510 for Skype for Business Server 2015, Web Conferencing Server
  • 4012658 May 2017 cumulative update 6.0.9319.281 for Skype for Business Server 2015, Bandwidth Policy Service
  • 4012656 May 2017 cumulative update 6.0.9319.281 for Skype for Business Server 2015, Conferencing Announcement
  • 3149231 June 2016 cumulative update 6.0.9319.259 for Skype for Business Server 2015, performance counters
  • 3137160 June 2016 cumulative update 6.0.9319.259 for Skype for Business Server 2015, Busy Options
  • 3124205 November 2015 cumulative update 6.0.9319.102 for Skype for Business Server 2015, Group Call Pickup
  • 3092727 November 2015 cumulative update 6.0.9319.102 for Skype for Business Server 2015, Shared Line Appearance

Installation methods


Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 (Offline Installer or Web Installer) installed.

Install the cumulative updates

The Cumulative Server Update Installer applies all updates for the appropriate server role in one operation.

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.


Note Updates for Skype for Business Server 2015 will no longer be auto-installed by Microsoft Update. You must manually download SkypeServerUpdateInstaller.exe from Microsoft Update, and then use the following installation steps.

To apply the update to the Front End servers in a pool

  1. Type the following cmdlet:
    Get-CsPoolFabricState -PoolFqdn <PoolFQDN> 
    If this cmdlet shows any missing replicas, run the following cmdlet to recover the pool before you apply any updates:
    Reset-CsPoolRegistrarState -ResetType QuorumLossRecovery 
  2. On the first server that you want to update, run the following cmdlet:
    Invoke-CsComputerFailOver -ComputerName <Front End Server to be patched> 
    This cmdlet moves all services to other Front End Servers in the pool, and takes this server offline.
  3. Run the Cumulative Server Update Installer, and then click Install Updates to upgrade the server role.

    You can also run the following parameters together with the SkypeServerUpdateInstaller.exe command:
     
    • The /silentmode switch applies all applicable updates in the background.
    • The /silentmode /forcereboot switch applies all applicable updates in the background, and then automatically restart 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" in the folder in which you ran the command.
  4. On the upgraded server, run the following cmdlet:
    Invoke-CsComputerFailBack -ComputerName <Front End Server to be patched> 
    The server is returned to service.
  5. Repeat steps 2–4 for each server that needs to be upgraded.

To apply the update to a Back End server or Standard Edition server

  1. Log on to the server that you are upgrading as a member of the CsAdministrator role.
  2. Start the Skype for Business Server Management Shell: Click Start, click All Programs, click Skype for Business 2015, and then click Skype for Business Server Management Shell.
  3. Stop Skype for Business Server services. At the command line, type:
    Stop-CsWindowsService 
  4. Stop the World Wide Web service. At the command line, type:
    net stop w3svc 
  5. Close all Skype for Business Server Management Shell windows.
  6. Run the Cumulative Server Update Installer, and then click Install Updates to upgrade the server role.

    You can also run the following parameters together with the SkypeServerUpdateInstaller.exe command:
     
    • The /silentmode switch applies all applicable updates in the background.
    • The /silentmode /forcereboot switch applies all applicable updates in the background, and then 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" in the folder in which you ran the command.
  7. Start the Skype for Business Server Management Shell: Click Start, click All Programs, click Skype for Business 2015, and then click Skype for Business Server Management Shell.
  8. Stop Skype for Business Server services again to catch Global Assembly Cache (GAC) –d assemblies. At the command line, type:
    Stop-CsWindowsService 
  9. Restart the World Wide Web service. At the command line, type:
    net start w3svc 
  10. Apply the changes made to the SQL Server databases by doing one of the following.

    Note When you run the Install-CsDatabase cmdlet, you may receive the following error message that you can safely ignore:

    "The existing central management store could not be updated because the existing state does not match with the intended state."

    The error message will be generated when you check the state for the xds database. This error message is expected when you try to update the back end of a Front End pool in a pool pairing scenario if the pool in question isn't the active Central Management Store.
    • If this is an Enterprise Edition Back End Server, and there are no collocated databases on this server, such as Archiving or Monitoring databases, type the following at a command line:
      Install-CsDatabase -Update -ConfiguredDatabases -SqlServerFqdn <SQL Server FQDN> 
    • If this is an Enterprise Edition Back End Server, and there are collocated databases on this server, type the following at a command line:
      Install-CsDatabase -Update -ConfiguredDatabases -SqlServerFqdn <SQL Server FQDN>  -ExcludeCollocatedStores 
    • If this is a Standard Edition server, type the following at a command line:
      Install-CsDatabase -Update -LocalDatabases 
  11. If the Skype for Business Back End pool uses SQL AlwaysOn Availability Group, update the AlwaysOn databases accordingly as follows:
    1. Install the update on your Skype for Business server or servers.
    2. Run the following PowerShell command in your Skype for Business Management Shell (logged in with an account that's appropriately permissioned to apply changes to the SQL AlwaysOn databases) as follows:

      Install-CsDatabase -Update -ConfiguredDatabases -SqlServerFqdn [sqlpool.contoso.com] -Verbose

      Where [sqlpool.contoso.com] is replaced with the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of your AlwaysOn availability group.

Uninstallation methods


Uninstall the cumulative updates

Remove cumulative updates from an Enterprise Edition pool that has two front-end servers

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Stop new connections to other front-end servers by running the following command on both front-end servers:
    Stop-CsWindowsService -ComputerName <Computer.FQDN> 
  2. Uninstall any cumulative updates.
  3. Restart the server, and make sure that both front-end servers are accepting new connections.
  4. After both front-end servers are updated, you must run the following command:
    Reset-CsPoolRegistrarState -ResetType FullReset 
    Then, run the following command:
    Start-CsPool -PoolFqdn <Pool.FQDN> 


Remove cumulative updates from an Enterprise Edition pool that has at least three front-end servers

To do this, follow these steps:
 

  1. Obtain the list of the upgrade domains for the Enterprise Edition pool that is associated with a front-end server. To do this, run the Get-CsPoolUpgradeReadinessState cmdlet on the front-end server.
  2. Uninstall any cumulative updates for each upgrade domain.

    Notes
     
    • You must uninstall cumulative updates from one upgrade domain at a time.
    • You can remove cumulative updates in parallel from all servers that are in the same upgrade domain.

    To uninstall all servers that are in the same upgrade domain, follow these steps:
     
    1. Run the following command:
      Invoke-CsComputerFailover -ComputerName <Computer.FQDN> 
    2. Uninstall cumulative updates on front-end servers that are associated with an upgrade domain.
    3. Run the following command:
      Invoke-CsComputerFailback -ComputerName <Computer.FQDN> 
    Note You must repeat step 2 to uninstall cumulative updates from every upgrade domain until all upgrade domains in the pool are updated.

You must perform several configuration operations, depending on the kind of Skype for Business 2015 Enterprise Edition back-end servers that you are using.

Note If database mirroring is enabled for the back-end databases, we strongly recommend that you use the Invoke-CsDatabaseFailover -NewPrincipal Primary command, and then run the Get-CsDatabaseMirrorState -PoolFqdn <fqdn of pool> cmdlet to verify that the primary server is principal for all databases before you run the Install-CsDatabase cmdlet. If Persistent Chat is collocated (the Persistent Chat front-end service and back-end database are running on the same server), you must run the Install-CsDatabase cmdlet together with the ExcludeCollocatedStores parameter.


Skype for Business Server 2015 Monitoring Databases

If Skype for Business Monitoring databases are deployed on stand-alone SQL databases, run the following command:

Install-CsDatabase -ConfiguredDatabases -SqlServerFqdn <FEBE.FQDN>-Verbose 

In this command, <FEBE.FQDN> is a placeholder for the actual value.

Skype for Business Server 2015 Standard Edition and other roles

  1. Uninstall cumulative updates on the Standard Edition or any other server role.
  2. Restart the server if it is required to do this after you uninstall these updates.

List of server roles and the updates that apply to them


Skype for Business Server 2015 - Standard Edition server

  • Update for Bandwidth Policy Service: KB 4012658
  • Update for Conferencing Announcement: KB 4012656
  • Update for Core Components: KB 4464354
  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 5.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 4464360
  • Update for Front End Server and Edge Server (Standard or Enterprise edition server): KB 4464355
  • Update for Conferencing Server: KB 4464357
  • Update for Web Components Server: KB 4464359
  • Update for Web Conferencing Server: KB 4036318
  • Update for Mediation Server: KB 4464358
  • Update for Call Park Service: KB 4340905
  • Update for Central Management Server: KB 3036869
  • Update for Bandwidth Policy Service: KB 3010320
  • Update for Response Group Service: KB 4464356
  • Update for performance counters: KB 3149231
  • Update for Enterprise Web App: KB 4340907
  • Update for Conferencing Attendant: KB 4340913
  • Update for Video Interop Server: KB 4036315
  • Update for Busy Options: KB 3137160

Skype for Business Server 2015 - Enterprise Edition - Front End server and Back End server

  • Update for Bandwidth Policy Service: KB 4012658
  • Update for Conferencing Announcement: KB 4012656
  • Update for Core Components: KB 4464354
  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 5.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 4464360
  • Update for Front End server and Edge server (Standard or Enterprise edition server): KB 4464355
  • Update for Web Components Server: KB 4464359
  • Update for Response Group Service: KB 4464356
  • Update for Skype for Business Web Application: KB 3061058
  • Update for performance counters: KB 3149231
  • Update for Enterprise Web App: KB 4340907
  • Update for Conferencing Attendant: KB 4340913
  • Update for Conferencing Server: KB 4464357
  • Update for Video Interop Server: KB 4036315
  • Update for Busy Options: KB 3137160

Skype for Business Server 2015 - Edge server

  • Update for Core Components: KB 4464354
  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 5.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 4464360
  • Update for Front End server and Edge server (Standard or Enterprise edition server): KB 4464355

Skype for Business Server 2015 - stand-alone Mediation server

  • Update for Core Components: KB 4464354
  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 5.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 4464360

Skype for Business Server 2015 - Director server

  • Update for Core Components: KB 4464354
  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 5.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 4464360
  • Update for Front End server and Edge server (Standard or Enterprise edition server): KB 4464355
  • Update for Web Components server: KB 4464359

Skype for Business Server 2015 - Persistent Chat Front End server

  • Update for Core Components: KB 4464354
  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 5.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 4464360

Skype for Business Server 2015 - Administration Tools

  • Update for Core Components: KB 4464354
  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 5.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 4464360

Skype for Business Server 2015 - Video Interop server

  • Update for Core Components: KB 4464354

References


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