Skype for Business Server 2015 February 2017 Cumulative Update

Happy valentines ! I Noticed last night on twitter thanks to @Luca_Vitali that a new Cumulative update was released yesterday for Skype for Business Server and there a lot in this one Smile !

Windows Server 2016 is mentioned which is great and cant be long for this to be a supported OS for SfB Server now. I did check TechNet for SfB OS’s and 2016 isn’t listed yet. Also it again notes an E911 fix for non windows auth clients so this may be critical update again. There seems to be have been a few E911 bugs recently.

Highlights

  • Fix for SfB Installer on Server 2016 ! So it wont be long now people !
  • E911 fix for non windows auth clients
  • Push notification support for iOS and Android
  • Presence and contact card updates
  • Skype web sdk update for accepting across-domain anonymous meeting join requests

It also noted that This update enables Location-Based Routing to support the Skype for Business mobile clients which is interesting.

Version Number for this update – 9319.277

Lets dig into some details.

Skype for Business Server CU4 HF 1 details

This update enables Location-Based Routing to support the Skype for Business mobile clients. It also fixes the following issues

Improvements and fixes in the February 2017 update
Fix and Improvement Symptom / Cause
  • 3212371 Skype for Business Server 2015 installer can’t update necessary drivers (Media Relay driver)

Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015 installer may not update necessary drivers for Skype for Business Server 2015. For example, the Media Relay driver that’s used by Skype for Business Server 2015 may not be updated silently, and some known issues cannot be fixed after you install certain updates. Meanwhile, you may find the version of the RTCMrDrv.sys file in the following location is 5.0.8308.241:

%WINDIR%\system32\drivers directory

This issue occurs in the following scenario: 

You have installed cumulative update 6.0.9319.249 for Skype for Business Server 2015. Meanwhile, you have installed any cumulative update after the cumulative update 6.0.9319.249 for Skype for Business Server 2015 after you install the cumulative update 6.0.9319.249.

3209571 LastActive attribute provides inaccurate information about a user’s presence status in Skype for Business The LastActive attribute provides inaccurate information (for example, offline for 180 days) about a contact’s presence status in a Microsoft Skype for Business server 2015 environment. This issue occurs because of data loss after a user is moved from one pool to another pool. See KB3056287 for more information about the same issue in Skype for Business Online. This issue also occurs after you are re-homed on another Front End server in a same pool. For example, this issue occurs after a server patching.
3209570 You can’t set mobile phone number if it matches work phone number in Skype for Business Server 2015 Assume that you disable the Call Via Work feature in mobility policy and set your work phone number and mobile phone number to the same number in a Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015 environment. In this situation, you can’t set the same mobile phone number in Skype for Business mobile app.
3209569 Display name in contact cards is not returned in Skype for Business Server 2015 When you search for a contact in Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015, display name of the contact isn’t shown in the search result .
3209568 Add Push Notification support for Skype for Business for iOS and Android clients in Skype for Business Server 2015 To enable this feature in a Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015 environment, install the February 2017 cumulative update 6.0.9319.277 for Skype for Business Server 2015.
3209567 Add a flag to the Web.config file to allow Join Launcher to accept across-domain anonymous meeting join requests This update adds a flag (allowCrossDomainRequests="true") to the Web.config file in Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015 to allow the Join Launcher feature to accept anonymous meeting join requests that are across-domain from the Web SDK.
3209566 Skype for Business Server 2015 installer may fail silently in Windows Server 2016 Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015 installer may be unsuccessful in Windows Server 2016.
3209565 Enhanced 911 (E911) calls don’t work through the non-Windows authentication in Skype for Business E911 calls don’t work when the non-Windows authentication is used to authenticate the Microsoft Skype for Business server.
3209563 Update reverts the Application Sharing Server (ASMCU) changes in CU4 in Skype for Business Server 2015 You receive a RTP and RCTP musing issue after you upgrade the version of Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015 to cumulative update 4 (CU4).
3207037 UCWA may crash when parsing the ms-trunking-peer header in Skype for Business Server 2015 Unified Communications Web API (UCWA) crashes because of an invalid value in the ms-trunking-peer header in Skype for Business Server 2015.

There seems to be quite a few components are require updating

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Databases

There doesn’t seem to be any database updates required with this CU buts its always worth checking using test-csdatabase.

Post Feb 2017 CU Install

DatabaseName  ExpectedVersion InstalledVersion
rtcxds 15.13.10 15.13.10
rtcshared 5.0.1 5.0.1
rtcab 62.42.12 62.42.12
rgsconfig 5.5.1 5.5.1
rgsdyn 2.2.1 2.2.1
cpsdyn 1.1.2 1.1.2
xds 10.15.4 10.15.4
lis 3.3.1 3.3.1
mgc 1.42.1 1.42.1

Download Link

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=47690

References

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/3061064/updates-for-skype-for-business-server-2015

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