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Today, we will talk about enabling Skype Directory. But, what is the Skype Directory?
Skype Directory is a new feature available in Skype for Business Server 2015 Edge Server. This feature is a part of the v2 integration that Microsoft launched. With it, is possible Skype for Business users talk directly with Skype users.
It’s look good, right?
To reach this, let’s do some checks….
First,you have applied at https://pic.lync.com?
Than, you have Skype for Business Server 2015 pool + Skype for Business Edge Server deployed?
After, Did you link your pool FE and Edge Server?
Ok, In the topology builder, did you enable Skype-Skype federation on 4443 port? Can you disable and re-enable to make sure… I do not know, I think I am crazy… Edge and Front-end work in the same port as CMS… 4443.
And what about replication? Get-CsManagementStoreReplicationStatus
I like a lot this cmdlet… It is to usefull
So, let’s check Get-CsPublicProvider………
In-Place upgrade, you need re-enable skype-skype federation.
Can you see? EnableSkypeIdRouting and EnableSkypeDirectorySearch are false!
So, you can edit or delete and create again. Generally, I delete and create a new.
Remove-CsPublicProvider -Identity Skype
New-CsPublicProvider -Identity Skype -ProxyFqdn federation.messenger.msn.com -IconUrl https://images.edge.messenger.live.com/Messenger_16x16.png -NameDecorationRoutingDomain msn.com -NameDecorationExcludedDomainList “msn.com,outlook.com,live.com,hotmail.com” -Enabled $true -EnableSkypeIdRouting $true -EnableSkypeDirectorySearch $true
Always check the parameters. If all the parameters are ok, check the replication….
You need check the Federations and External access. Check the policies. Here, you can see some things about it.
DNS records and federation are important to keep your federation health.
Let’s talk about one more thing…. Ports.. yes, ports. Skype Search work on 4443 port and this port must be allowed at the firewall. Other tip…
“Skype Directory Search must be able to communicate with the following IP addresses on port 443: 126.96.36.199, 188.8.131.52, and 184.108.40.206.”
Try to close telnet between FE and Edge Server and also, there are some sites you can test telnet to your Edge Server on 443 port….
Try at your Skype for Business client…. The last thing… You need a Skype for Business client, no Lync client…
According Microsoft… Lync Desktop 2013 you can add the contact, but not search!
You will check the skype username have @skypeids.net. Relax…… I do not have sure, but, I think Microsoft needed to add in all accounts to do the federation to happen….
I hope you enjoy!