Questions regarding carrying out a side by side upgrade for skype for busienss 2015 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We currently have a lync 2013 setup and we would like to carry out a side by side migration to skype for business server 2015. I have the following questions:

    • When carrying out the side by side deployment does deploying the skype for business 2015 servers make any changes to the active directory schema?
    • When the skype for business topology has been published. Would this require any addtional SRV records to be deployed ? Also would any modifications need to be made to the existing SRV records that are pointing towards the lync 2013 servr?
    • If we was to move a user from a lync pool to skype for business pool , would it be possible to migrate users back to the link pool in case if there were any issues with the skype for business pool?
    • When a user is migrated to the skype for business pool would their skype for business client log them in automatically?


    Tuesday, June 6, 2017 12:11 PM

All replies

  • Hi sysiah,

    Q1: Active directory will have any changes once we run “Prepare Schema” under “Prepare Active Directory” using Skype for business server 2015 deployment wizard.

    Q2: We could not add or modify any SRV records for Skype for business deployment.

    Q3: You could migrate user back to Lync 2013 pool.

    Q4: When user migrate to Skype for business server 2015, user could login automatically. For migration consideration, we suggest you change SRV record to point to Skype for business serer 2015

    Best Regards,
    Jim Xu
    TechNet Community Support

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    • Proposed as answer by jim-xu Monday, June 19, 2017 9:02 AM
    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 9:10 AM