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  • Hi

    I am new to skype for business and would like to ask the following questions:

    My client requested that we investigate the possibility to run skype for business on a closed network (No Internet Connection allowed).  Is this possible? All end user machines are running Win 10 with office 2013 and the DC is Win server 2016.

    Is there any license fees or any other cost to run skype for business on the end user machines?

    What do I need for a server? the client are currently using Lync but consider to upgrade too skype for business? The Lynch environment is configured and working perfectly. They have one Lync server with basic Lync client licenses for the end users.

     

    Monday, September 10, 2018 3:28 PM

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  • Hi Stokke,

    this is absolutely possible, but a major feature would be locked down: federation / meetings, conferences with externals and external access would not work in this case.

    Are all users located at one local network?

    regarding the Skype for Business client:

    there is a basic version, which is free, and there is a licensed version within Office 2013 / 2016.

    regards

    Monday, September 10, 2018 3:41 PM
  • Hi Stokke,

    Of course, Skype for Business is applicable in the office intranet network. But the users won’t have permission to communicate with external users in this situation.

    Besides, it is unnecessary for end user machines to install other license or pay additional license fee if your Office licenses are activated.

    As to the upgrade plan from Lync to Skype for Business server you just mentioned, here is the article that may give you as a reference on server side:

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/skypeforbusiness/deploy/upgrade-to-skype-for-business-server

    By the way, you mentioned that you have one Lync server with basic Lync client licenses for the end users.

    What are the basic Lync client licenses included? Do you mean the standard CALs?

    If so, please refer to this official licensing guide to further get across the specific features regarding your current licenses:

    https://products.office.com/en-us/skype-for-business/it-pros

    Skype for Business also has a totally free version called Microsoft Skype for Business basic which doesn’t require any license.

    Kind regards,

    Calvin Liu


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    • Proposed as answer by Calvin-Liu Tuesday, September 25, 2018 9:42 AM
    Tuesday, September 11, 2018 7:53 AM
  • Hi Stokke,

    Is there any update or other assistance we could provide on this issue?

    If the reply gives you some help, please try to mark it as an answer and it will help others who has similar issue. :)

    Kind regards,

    Calvin Liu


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    Wednesday, September 19, 2018 10:20 AM