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.

    Upgrade or Update Front End Servers

    Topologies and Components for Front End Servers, Instant Messaging, and Presence

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.

      Upgrade or Update Front End Servers

      Topologies and Components for Front End Servers, Instant Messaging, and Presence

    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.


The global version of this cumulative update uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the cumulative update. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

After the cumulative update is installed, the global version of this cumulative update has the file attributes, or a later version of the file attributes, that are listed in the following table:

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

File_0067d308_fc24_4308_b8a3_a05068cc2011

Not Applicable

8,164

12-Mar-2013

10:07

Not Applicable

File_0974ed23_7e0b_45f3_98a3_33ee7e12cb42

1.0.992.0

200,360

02-May-2014

8:37

Not Applicable

File_0a817897_d11a_46b6_b4ac_9158223b7067

Not Applicable

1,797,571

01-May-2014

3:35

Not Applicable

File_1f0b93e6_08f6_4cf1_ab1e_7ebb7d96f241

1.0.992.0

2,194,080

02-May-2014

8:37

Not Applicable

File_28a03179_fe14_49fe_8814_9cc528f8a7fb

1.0.992.0

887,968

02-May-2014

8:37

Not Applicable

File_2d09ad7b_710a_434a_9106_7c413eb00ae9

1.0.992.0

247,976

02-May-2014

8:37

Not Applicable

File_2de49079_6db1_4614_8567_f72a67a2936c

1.0.992.0

127,648

02-May-2014

8:36

Not Applicable

File_31c3354e_52d7_4cd8_b4ad_c4752abab1db

1.0.992.0

1,070,752

02-May-2014

8:37

Not Applicable

File_321e75ff_67ea_4b13_9cd3_bc956375ec4f

1.0.992.0

63,704

02-May-2014

8:36

Not Applicable

File_349bee51_03ac_4d3b_8784_a7c725c8368a

1.0.992.0

15,008

02-May-2014

8:37

Not Applicable

File_37081e1a_078f_47c5_b79d_3101f58c8651

1.0.976.0

160,256

07-Mar-2013

11:07

Not Applicable

File_3f29d0da_94e7_4124_835e_4c732812cac8

1.0.992.0

127,648

02-May-2014

8:36

Not Applicable

File_4a379edc_5fb6_439b_91c8_4450b53dd346

Not Applicable

5,684

07-Mar-2013

10:34

Not Applicable

File_4e826d30_ac4d_4635_9d29_625029608f21

1.0.992.0

887,968

02-May-2014

8:37

Not Applicable

File_53496bc3_f491_42fe_9137_27f685b418ae

1.0.992.0

14,303,384

02-May-2014

8:37

Not Applicable

File_548540d2_dc7c_45f2_b2ce_44f3535f49ee

1.0.992.0

17,064

02-May-2014

8:36

Not Applicable

File_56a9b1e1_919a_4ae6_85ce_530f72d6544e

1.0.976.0

367,104

07-Mar-2013

11:07

Not Applicable

File_5745a1c4_bc9c_44ed_a30c_6ce01dbfcec7

1.0.992.0

44,184

02-May-2014

8:36

Not Applicable

File_5ab36041_998e_4d6e_a509_c797e5c7d002

Not Applicable

869,666

01-May-2014

3:35

Not Applicable

File_6f61dc08_612c_425b_ae59_6dbab14a3595

1.0.992.0

543,392

02-May-2014

8:36

Not Applicable

File_72ecb5a1_4d0d_4709_b173_f7630d9cd304

15.0.516.26

104,088

02-May-2014

8:37

Not Applicable

File_75933439_76b5_4405_870f_cad00c495a73

1.0.992.0

503,968

02-May-2014

8:37

Not Applicable

File_7d63567b_b006_4e69_ab77_68803558edc2

1.0.992.0

103,080

02-May-2014

8:36

Not Applicable

File_80fbddee_6c89_418c_9a04_934080c81a0b

1.0.992.0

174,240

02-May-2014

8:37

Not Applicable

File_87ca7142_2a4a_4b26_9a68_100f58a531a7

1.0.992.0

17,056

02-May-2014

8:36

Not Applicable

File_98826d12_88bb_4e10_9243_a2d1eb2654a9

1.0.992.0

15,536

02-May-2014

8:37

Not Applicable

File_989a43a7_9119_408f_ab36_f6d58d052427

1.0.992.0

140,984

02-May-2014

8:36

Not Applicable

File_9d127e35_7c9d_4167_af1d_ce05b4960e46

1.0.992.0

332,536

02-May-2014

8:36

Not Applicable

File_a350adfa_0343_41d2_b369_5eb98d07184a

1.0.992.0

127,648

02-May-2014

8:36

Not Applicable

File_bee0e281_33ba_4f14_a478_0794dae193de

1.0.992.0

4,991,648

02-May-2014

8:37

Not Applicable

File_c6bb2faf_3ca9_4999_a09b_8d973eb88319

Not Applicable

31,022

01-May-2014

3:35

Not Applicable

File_cb147be1_76e3_4a14_800a_1e9ad2244687

15.0.516.26

2,991,248

02-May-2014

8:37

Not Applicable

File_ce205e0b_85c3_45af_9529_445a5d8a7f07

Not Applicable

1,797,571

01-May-2014

3:35

Not Applicable

File_d5e9f16e_4a49_40df_9249_3ad5e03aae92

15.0.516.26

165,016

02-May-2014

8:37

Not Applicable

File_e05c9bbd_4574_488b_a50a_57b35921ec7e

1.0.992.0

543,392

02-May-2014

8:36

Not Applicable

File_e9def2c4_572e_437b_a3a0_601fa79ca246

1.0.992.0

122,520

02-May-2014

8:36

Not Applicable

File_ec9311b2_6403_4315_913b_e1f2346f27e0

1.0.992.0

2,156,176

02-May-2014

8:37

Not Applicable

File_stoplyncservicesandwait

Not Applicable

825

30-Apr-2014

3:21

Not Applicable


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

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