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  • Hello ,

    I have migrated skype for business server machine from physical to virtual (p2v) to a hyper v host ... migration was successful but when i turned on the virtual machine its front end service is not running .. it says started but not running i waited for an hour or so but it didnt start ... i will appreciate your answers

    Monday, October 24, 2016 7:26 AM

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  • This migration is without any support!

    Which errors do you have on your eventlog for your SFB services? 


    regards Holger Technical Specialist UC

    Monday, October 24, 2016 7:36 AM
  • it says sql database not attached ... i am using sql express edition which is an embedded database that comes with skype for business server
    Monday, October 24, 2016 8:04 AM
  • The sql database is up and running and could be access through the new network card?

    regards Holger Technical Specialist UC

    Monday, October 24, 2016 9:21 AM
  • i did this migration through Microsoft VMM ..
    Monday, October 24, 2016 9:39 AM
  • yes sql services are running .. 
    Monday, October 24, 2016 9:40 AM
  • Can you try to run test-csdatabase against you local server

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj204839.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    You should also start the SFB deployment wizzard and run step 2 again.

    Step 1 should have a green hook also.


    regards Holger Technical Specialist UC

    • Proposed as answer by Liinus Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:42 AM
    Monday, October 24, 2016 10:12 AM
  • step2 means preparing the first standard server ?
    Monday, October 24, 2016 10:19 AM
  • From the menu "Install or update Skype for Business Server system". On the main page, you should also see a green hook for "Prepare Active Directory"

    regards Holger Technical Specialist UC

    • Proposed as answer by Liinus Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:42 AM
    Monday, October 24, 2016 10:23 AM
  • ok sure but i hope running this step will not currupt the previously installed files 
    Monday, October 24, 2016 10:36 AM
  • one more thing do i need to complete the step again for certicates ??? in install or update skype for business server 
    Monday, October 24, 2016 10:41 AM
  • no, sometimes you have to run the deployment wizzard, if something is changed through the topology builder also. Certificate should not change through migration.

    Have you check you DNS entries, if the NIC is changed?


    regards Holger Technical Specialist UC


    Monday, October 24, 2016 10:45 AM
  • Hi Wicky, 

    there would few more checks basic that we need to verify which will help in starting the services. Check for certificate  using the deployment wizard, Check for event viewers and see what shows up when you manually start the services. 

    Check for any sql related errors. running step2  is recommended as suggested by Holger. Check if you can see the certificates in local store using the mmc console. Check for Nic Cards reachability, Ip port issues etc. 


    Linus || Please mark posts as answers/helpful if it answers your question.

    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:18 AM