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  • Question

  • Hi All,

    We are running Skype for Business 2015 hybrid environment with one front end, one Edge and one reverse proxy. We are also using O365 business premium licenses for all of our user and managing users by on prem. AD through MS Azure AD Connect. Can anone please assist me that what licenses do we really need to install on servers or client machines without any kind of interruption in our services since we are currently on evaluation period for Skype for business front end server. Also, please guide the process to upgrade the license if required and how can i check current evaluation period remaining?

    Many Thanks

    Sunday, August 13, 2017 11:08 AM

Answers

  • Hi Ail_83,

    For your situation, if you have office 365 license for each user, you can use this license also if the client connect to on-premise server. You will need only the license for the on-premise FE server, for Edge server and reverse proxy, you don’t need a license.

    In a conclusion, you need to purchase for each Office 365 user and for SFB on premise server you only need the license for Front End server.

    The following document is for your reference
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Assign-Skype-for-Business-licenses-fd41934d-f2eb-4a1b-89d8-32cb37702b33
    http://tomtalks.uk/2016/01/skype-business-pricing-licensing/

    If you want to know the process to upgrade the license, you may contact Microsoft licensing support in your region/country
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-my/help/13948/global-customer-service-phone-numbers

    Note: Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. The sites are not controlled by Microsoft. Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. Please make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any suggestions from the above link.


    Regards,

    Alice Wang


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    • Marked as answer by Ali_83 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 8:45 AM
    Monday, August 14, 2017 2:38 AM

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  • Hi Ail_83,

    For your situation, if you have office 365 license for each user, you can use this license also if the client connect to on-premise server. You will need only the license for the on-premise FE server, for Edge server and reverse proxy, you don’t need a license.

    In a conclusion, you need to purchase for each Office 365 user and for SFB on premise server you only need the license for Front End server.

    The following document is for your reference
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Assign-Skype-for-Business-licenses-fd41934d-f2eb-4a1b-89d8-32cb37702b33
    http://tomtalks.uk/2016/01/skype-business-pricing-licensing/

    If you want to know the process to upgrade the license, you may contact Microsoft licensing support in your region/country
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-my/help/13948/global-customer-service-phone-numbers

    Note: Microsoft is providing this information as a convenience to you. The sites are not controlled by Microsoft. Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there. Please make sure that you completely understand the risk before retrieving any suggestions from the above link.


    Regards,

    Alice Wang


    Please remember to mark the replies as an answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Ali_83 Tuesday, August 15, 2017 8:45 AM
    Monday, August 14, 2017 2:38 AM
  • Hi Alice,

    Thanks for the information but I am unable to see the license pricing for the Skype for business 2015, it is I think for lync 2013.

    Also please guide me how can I check the current evaluation period left on my server since I don't remember when we did installation exactly and I did not notice anything in event viewer regarding licenses yet. 

    If we don't buy the license for now, so is it possible if we can extend our evaluation period for some time ? and how it would impact on the services once our evaluation period is expired? Please guide

    Many Thanks

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017 8:01 AM
  • Hi Ail_83,

    Per my knowledge, for windows server system, you could click start, and then click command prompt.
    Type slmgr.vbs -dli, and then press ENTER to check the current status of your evaluation period

    For more information about license, you could contact MS license support, you could check the phone number with the link in my first post.


    Regards,

    Alice Wang


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    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 6:23 AM
  • yes I just used this command and it is showing me that:

    ******

    License Status: Notification

    Configured Activation Type: All

    ******

    What does it mean? I am unable to see any time period left in that message?

    Wednesday, August 16, 2017 7:11 AM