Skype for Business Server (On premise) Setup Step by Step

 

I. Preparing:

  1. Hardware:
    1. Laptop/Server: 32GB Memory, 150HDD Free, CPU-Virtualization Support
    2. Headphones
  2. Software:
    • Server:
      • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard ISO – trial
      • Skype for Business Server (required MSDN account to download) – not yet trial for all users

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    • Client:
      • Windows 8.1/Windows 10 Technical Preview (10074)
      • Office 2013 Pro Plus/Office 365/Office 2016 Technical preview

3. Test environment

    • Architecture

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    • Roles

No.

Virtual Machine

Server Name

Role

Network

1

DC01; 1-vCPU, 2048 MB RAM, 1-NIC; WS 2012 R2 STD

DC01

Domain Controller, DNS, CA, DHCP

Internal

2

SfB01;4-vCPUs, 10240 MB RAM, 1-NIC; WS 2012 R2 STD

SfB01

Skype for Business Server (Front End – Standard Pool)

Internal

3

vRouter; 1-vCPU, 2048 MB RAM, 1-NIC; WS 2012 R2 STD

vRouter

RRAS

Internal, External

4

Client01;1-vCPU, 2048 MB RAM; Windows 8.1

Client01

Test User 1

Internal

5

Client06;1-vCPU, 2048 MB RAM; Windows 8.1

Client02

Test User 2

Internal

II. Installation
 
    • Domain Controller Server:

Open DNS Manager on your Active Directory server and right-click on your domain, select Other New Records…

Select Service Location (SRV)

Create Record: (screenshot below)

◾Service: _sipinternaltls

◾Protocol: _tcp

◾Priority: 0

◾Weight: 0

◾Port number: 5061

◾Host: poins to your FQDN to your Front-End Server or Pool

Next, we will create 3 additional A records. Each one points to your Front-End server as well:

◾meet

◾dialin

◾admin

    • Skype Server:

Add-WindowsFeature RSAT-ADDS, Web-Server, Web-Static-Content, Web-Default-Doc, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Asp-Net, Web-Net-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Log-Libraries, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Http-Tracing, Web-Basic-Auth, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-Client-Auth, Web-Filtering, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Dyn-Compression, NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-Mgmt-Tools, Web-Scripting-Tools, Web-Mgmt-Compat, Desktop-Experience, Windows-Identity-Foundation, Telnet-Client, BITS -Source D:\sources\sxs

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Update Windows:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=42334

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=519376

Silverlight:

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Prepare Active Directory

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III. Testing:

  1. Enable test users:

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  • Enable Skype for Business test users

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2. Setup Skype for Business Client:

You can do in three ways:

3. Test:

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Resources:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398616.aspx

http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/what-s-new-in-skype-for-business

Next: I will guide Integration with Office 365

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