Install Skype for Business Prerequisites

 

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Skype for Business Server 2015 is available now, along with a new set of demands to install it right on your Windows Server.

Here are the recommendations for each Windows version:

Windows Server 2008R2: Microsoft recommends that you only install Skype for Business Server 2015 on Windows Server 2012 or 2012R2. However, if you’re in-place upgrading from an existing installation of Lync 2013, you might like to use your existing Windows 2008R2 server. The following procedure assumes you already have Lync 2013 installed on your system, so all prerequisites should already be installed.

  • Make sure you have all available updates installed at the moment
  • Download and install KB2533263.

Windows Server 2012:

  • First, make sure you’re patched and up to date with Windows updates.
  • Download and install KB2858668.
  • Run the following from an elevated PowerShell console:

  • -Source e:\sources\sxs” is the location of the .Net framework installation files, located on the “Sources\SXS” folder on your Windows Server 2012 installation media. You can point this to any other location that has this data.

Windows Server 2012R2:

  • First, make sure you’re patched and up to date with Windows updates.
  • If you’re running an in-place upgrade from Lync Server 2013, Download and install KB2533263. All prerequisites should already be in place.
  • For a new installation of Skype for Business Server 2015, run the following from an elevated PowerShell console:

  • -Source e:\sources\sxs” is the location of the .Net framework installation files, located on the “Sources\SXS” folder on your Windows Server 2012 installation media. You can point this to any other location that has this data.

UPDATE: Windows Server 2016:

Windows Server 2016 is now in the list of supported operating systems for Skype for Business 2015.

To install Skype for Business on Windows Server 2016:

  • First, make sure you’re patched and up to date with Windows updates.
  • For a new installation of Skype for Business Server 2015, run the following from an elevated PowerShell console:

  • -Source e:\sources\sxs” is the location of the .Net framework installation files, located on the “Sources\SXS” folder on your Windows Server 2016 installation media. You can point this to any other location that has this data.

You’re all set and ready to install Skype for Business Server 2015 now.

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