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  • Hello all

    I have an unusual request to create a SFB account for a user that does not have an O365 license.

    My environment has an on prem SFB.

    So I created an AD account,  given it an fictive email, not given it O365 license, enabled it in SFB an it works.

    But calling capabilities do not require an O365 license? Why is it working?

    Thank you


    Friday, August 25, 2017 9:58 AM

Answers

  • Hello Ion,

    You can activate SfB on-prem user as much you will. There is no license activation for on-prem users. The SfB on-prem user worked without any license. This is the technical description.

    From law you have to by one license for you on-prem user, depending on your contract. If you want to move this user to online, you have to activate the O365 license for this user before!


    regards Holger Technical Specialist UC

    Friday, August 25, 2017 1:23 PM

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  • Hello,
    I'm not sure I get the question correctly, but the users is probably using the on-premise infrastructure you have.
    From Powershell on Skype for business onpremise, you can run the Get-CsUser and see if the user is enabled on-prem.

    if you have the identity sync'ed to O365 (ADConnect) and you assign a license from the O365 portal, the user is automatically provisioned to Skype/Exchange, etc.. 
    Depending on the domain you configured on O365, it might have a different SIP URI domain.

    If you want to have an hybrid configuration (some users on-premise and other on-line) you need to configure it on the on-premise skype implementation. you can find more information here: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/canitpro/2015/12/23/step-by-step-skype-for-business-2015-hybrid-configuration/


    Friday, August 25, 2017 10:56 AM
  • Hello Stefano

    Indeed I have a hybrid environment and using AD Connect.

    Practically this is what I did:

    1. created ad account

    2.in the property windows(right click on the user, property) I typed an email address

    3. In SFB control panel I searched the user and generated user sip uri from email address. This is why I typed it anyway.

    But I thought it would not work without an O365 license  

    Friday, August 25, 2017 11:04 AM
  • Hi,

    Skype for Business On-Prem does not check if your users have an license or not, it will work anyway even if you don't have an license for your users as long as they are located in the On-Prem environment.

    But even if it works without assigning a license you still have to buy a license for your users. If you buy E1,E3 or E5 licenses you are allowed to run On-Prem instead of Online. You can also buy CAL licenses for your On-Prem users.

    You can create a CommonAreaDevice or MeetingRoomDevice in Skype for Business if you are setting up a device without a regular user account, these type of device accounts does not require a user license.

    /Linus Cansby

    Friday, August 25, 2017 1:07 PM
  • Hello Linus

    Could you explain a bit more?

    I tested with that account like this. I called someone with an E1 or E3 and worked.

    He called me back and worked. Do I will need any license?

    Friday, August 25, 2017 1:13 PM
  • Hello Ion,

    You can activate SfB on-prem user as much you will. There is no license activation for on-prem users. The SfB on-prem user worked without any license. This is the technical description.

    From law you have to by one license for you on-prem user, depending on your contract. If you want to move this user to online, you have to activate the O365 license for this user before!


    regards Holger Technical Specialist UC

    Friday, August 25, 2017 1:23 PM
  • That's correct.
    You need a license to be compliant with the law but not to sign-in.
    Every user needs either an online or on-prem license. 

    You can place and receive video call even if you don't have a license.
    For Office 365 E plan you pay also the license in the monthly fee.

    Friday, August 25, 2017 4:04 PM