January 2019 cumulative update 5.0.8308.1068 for Lync Server 2013, Front End Server and Edge Server

Applies to: Lync Server 2013

This cumulative update fixes a list of issues in Microsoft Lync Server 2013, Front End Server and Edge Server. The version number of this update is 5.0.8308.1068.

Issues that the cumulative update resolves

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:
  1. Download the Cumulative Server Update Installer.
  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:
    Note 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 switches together apply all applicable updates in the background. Additionally, these switches automatically restart the server at the end of the installation process, if it's necessary.
    • The /extractall switch extracts the updates from the installer, and then it saves the updates in a subfolder that's named "Extracted" in the folder from which you ran the command.
After you run the Cumulative Server Update Installer, you must update all the applicable back-end servers. See how to update the back-end servers.

Method 2: Microsoft Update

The update is also available from the Microsoft Update website.


There are no prerequisites for installing this cumulative update.

Registry information

To use one of the cumulative updates in this package, you don't 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 replaces the July 2018 cumulative update 5.0.8308.1001 for Lync Server 2013 (Front End Server and Edge Server).

Update package installation information

To apply this cumulative update, run Server.msp on computers that have one of the following server roles:

  • Lync Server 2013 - Standard Edition Server
  • Lync Server 2013 - Enterprise Edition - Front End Server
  • Lync Server 2013 - Edge Server

Removal information

To remove this cumulative update, use the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel.

If you're prompted for source file when you install the update, insert the source CD or provide the path where the source files can be found.


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