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  1. Go through the checklist.
  2. Change root OU for tenants
    1. Run ldp.exe.
    2. In the Connection menu, click Connect.
    3. In the Connection menu, click Bind.
    4. In the View menu, click Tree and select the configuration partition from drop-down menu, then click OK.

    Note   The configuration partition option is the one that begins with “CN=Configuration”.

    1. Right-click on the root node, select Modify, and then do the following:
      1. In the Edit Entry box, enter “otherWellKnownObjects” for Attribute and       “B:32:DE8197E3283B2C439A62F871E529F7DD:<DN of root tenant OU here>” for Values, e.g. OU=Hosting,DC=Hosting,DC=local
      2. In the Operation box, select the Replace radio button and click Enter.
      3. Then click Run.
    2. On the Connection menu, click Exit to close ldp.exe.


  1. Go through the deployment guide.


  • Perform installation only on Front-End Server machine.
  • On step 4 choose just Server
  • On step 6 ensure that you create user in Active Directory and not the local one.
  • Skip steps 8-13 and 17-22.
  1. Ensure that newly created User (the one from step 6 of deployment guide) added to the following groups in Active Directory:
    • RTCUniversalServerAdmins
    • RTCUniversalUserAdmins
    • CSAdministrator
    • Domain Admins
  2. Ensure that user added to sysadmins on SfB SQL server.
  3. The IIS configuration of the server component requires adjustment. When the Enable-CSComputer powershell command is executed it will stop all not Lync/SfB related application websites.
    • Create a new web application named “MSPControl” under the Internal Lync/SfB Website on the Frontend Server. To do this follow the steps below:
      1. Start IIS Manager
      2. Right click the Internal Lync Web Site and select Add Application
      3. Type MSPControl for Alias:
      4. Click on the Select button and select the MSPControl Server Pool as the application pool
      5. Type C:\MSPControl\Server for Physical Path: or browse to your MSPControl Server directory
      6. Click on OK to add the new web application
    • Once you have created the new web application ensure Windows authentication is enabled. To verify follow the steps below:
      1. Start IIS Manager
      2. Select the new MSPControl application you just created.
      3. At the feature view pane under the IIS section double click on the Authentication icon
      4. Make sure Windows Authentication is enabled

    The Enterprise Server will use port 80 to communicate with the server component. When adding your Lync/SfB servers to the Enterprise Server make sure the URL in Connection Settings is in the correct format as shown below:

    Please note the importance of the MSPControl web application appended to the end. This is different from how other servers are configured in the Enterprise server.
  1. Go to MSPControl Portal > Configuration > Servers and add your new server with password from step 7 of deployment guide. Leave Search Installed Software unchecked.




  1. Go to added server, expand Active Directory Settings and setup it like on picture below.

Security Mode: Create Active Directory Accounts

Authentication Type: none

Root domain: <your active directory domain> (expert.local in our example)

Username and password are not required.


  1. Click Update button on the bottom of this page
  2. Go back to Server and click Add button near Lync/Skype Server:
  3. Choose required Service provider. In this article we configure Skype for Business 2015 or Lync Server 2013 – process is the same for both. Click Add Service


  4. Fill Enterprise Pool address and Simple Url Base as on picture below:

  5. Done! Now you can add this service to your Virtual Server, select Lync/Skype Server in Hosting Plan and start making your SfB.

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