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Skype for Business: Admin would prefer you to use Lync or it's the only version server supports. RRS feed

  • Question

  • We're running Lync Server 2013, in house, and some of our more fearless users decided it would be a good idea to install the newly released Skype for Business client.

    These users were greeted with the following prompt;

    You have the newer version of Lync called Skype for Business. However, your admin would like you to use Lync or it's the only version your server supports. Please restart now to use Lync.

    I suspect, that our server is causing this. Can anyone point me in the direction of server prerequisites/patches/updates/KBs that might help eradicate this message?

    Many thanks in advance,

    James Vincent

    Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:19 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    It is controlled by the server (Client policy), when having Feb-2015 Lync CU installed on your Lync frontends, you can control the UI of the client by using Client Policy on the Lync side "Set-csClientPolicy -EnableSkypeUI $False or $True"

    nevertheless you need to know that if you block the Skype UI users will get the mentioned Warning Message and the client will reboot into the old Lync UI but still they will have some confusion with some points (refer to this article for more details http://masteringlync.com/2015/04/04/change-is-coming-what-enableskypeui-doesnt-do/ )

    If you want to block the whole update, you can do that by blocking the new updates and patches released two days ago using "SCCM or WSUS" although I think if you haven't done that already it is little late for that.


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    • Marked as answer by jamesvincent Friday, April 17, 2015 2:12 PM
    Thursday, April 16, 2015 11:25 AM

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  • Hi,

    It is controlled by the server (Client policy), when having Feb-2015 Lync CU installed on your Lync frontends, you can control the UI of the client by using Client Policy on the Lync side "Set-csClientPolicy -EnableSkypeUI $False or $True"

    nevertheless you need to know that if you block the Skype UI users will get the mentioned Warning Message and the client will reboot into the old Lync UI but still they will have some confusion with some points (refer to this article for more details http://masteringlync.com/2015/04/04/change-is-coming-what-enableskypeui-doesnt-do/ )

    If you want to block the whole update, you can do that by blocking the new updates and patches released two days ago using "SCCM or WSUS" although I think if you haven't done that already it is little late for that.


    If you find this helpful

    please click "Vote as Helpful" if it answered your question please click "Mark as Answer"

    Mostafa Eltohamy

    Blog: http://Lyncdude.com  Twitter:   LinkedIn:   XING:

    • Marked as answer by jamesvincent Friday, April 17, 2015 2:12 PM
    Thursday, April 16, 2015 11:25 AM
  • The RTM bits

    April 14, 2015 update for Skype for Business
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2889923

    are different in UI behaviour from the Skype for Business Preview (Mar 2015) where the latter's Sfb user-interface is default and independent of the Lync or Sfb Server backend infrastructure.

    Simply put, users hosted on Lync Server 2013 Front-End pool will always default to the Lync UI skin even with KB2889923 applied unless the EnableSkypeUI attribute is explicitly set in a ClientPolicy.

    Hope this helps.

    Thanks / rgds,

    Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:03 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi James,

    You can configure the client (Skype for Business) experience only if you are running Lync Server 2013 with the December 2014 Cumulative Update (5.0.8308.857) or later installed.

    For more details, please check out the article below.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn954919.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

     

    Best regards,

    Eric


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    Friday, April 17, 2015 6:43 AM
    Moderator
  • All perfect answers, thanks all!
    Friday, April 17, 2015 2:13 PM