Skype for Business Server 2015 Smart Setup

Not seen this working before, each time i try and use it and it was failing šŸ˜¦ i checked Internet connectivity and that all good but it never worked so i was applying CUs after deployment. Not sure if i was the only one here ? so interested to hear what other peoples experience has been.

What is Smart Setup ?

Smart setup allows Skype for Business updates to be installed as part of
Skype for Business Server setup process from Microsoft updates

Smart Setup will:

  • Check with Microsoft update for Skype for Business updates
  • Download the updates
  • Install them (prior to finishing the installation process)

So anything to save times and customer times looks good to me.

 

Today i was deploying a FE in my lab so i thought why not it worked so thought id share it Smile

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This looked very promising so i thought where does it save and extract this to so i went on a little look around and found something that looks promising.

In C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Skype for Business Server\Deployment\patchcache\6.0.9319.0 theres a patchcache folder Smile

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I downloaded CU4 and extracted the CU using skypeupdateinstaller.exe /extract all and compared files unfortunately it looks like CU4 was not automatically downloaded but its quite new so ill check CU3 and work backwards.

CU4

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CU Downloaded copy on sever

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So i went on and extracted CU3 to compare and this was a match Smile

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i checked each components and compared details.

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So it had automatically downloaded CU3 for me so i continued the setup. happy days.

When running setup using SfB Deployment wizard i spotted patching ā€œEnterpriseWebApp.msiā€

patching

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