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Updates for Skype for Business Server 2015

This article specifies the applicability of Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2015 updates for each server role.

 

Get the updates that are released for Skype for Business Server 2015

 
Installation methods

Install the cumulative updates

The Cumulative Server Update Installer applies all updates for the appropriate server role in one operation. 

Note If User Account Control (UAC) is turned on, you must start the Cumulative Server Update Installer by using elevated permissions to make sure that all updates are installed correctly.

Download the Cumulative Server Update Installer.

Skype for Business Server 2015 Enterprise Pools

The front-end servers in an Enterprise Edition pool are organized into upgrade domains (UD). These upgrade domains are subsets of front-end servers in the pool. Upgrade domains are created automatically by Topology Builder.

You must upgrade one upgrade domain at a time, and you must upgrade each front-end server in each upgrade domain. To do this, take each server in one upgrade domain offline, upgrade the server, and then continue to process the next upgrade domain. Then, repeat this process for each server in each upgrade domain. Make sure that you record the upgrade domain and servers that you have upgraded.

Upgrade or update Enterprise Edition pool that has two front-end servers

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Update both of the front-end servers in the Enterprise Edition pool. To do this, follow these steps:

    1. Stop new connections to the front-end servers by running the following command on both of the front-end servers:

      Stop-CsWindowsService -ComputerName <Computer.FQDN>

    2. Run the Cumulative Server Update Installer by using the UI or by using a command to upgrade the front-end servers that are associated with an upgrade domain. 

      Notes

      • If you upgrade or update front-end servers during scheduled server downtime, you can run the Stop-CsWindowsService cmdlet in step A. This action immediately shuts down services, and the server does not wait until each existing service request is fulfilled.

      • The UI provides a clear indication of which updates are installed when you click Install Updates.

      To run the Installer, run the following command:

      SkypeServerUpdateInstaller.exe

      • The /silentmode /forcereboot switch applies all applicable updates in the background, and then automatically restarts the server at the end of the installation process if this is necessary.

      • The /extractall switch extracts the updates from the installer, and saves the updates in a subfolder that is named "Extracted" in the folder in which you ran the command.

    3. The /silentmode switch applies all applicable updates in the background.

    4. Note The following text describes parameters that you can use together with the SkypeServerUpdateInstaller.exe command:

    5. Restart the server, and make sure that both front-end servers are accepting new connections.

  2. After both of the front-end servers are updated, you must run the following command: 

    Reset-CsPoolRegistrarState -ResetType FullReset

    Then, run the following command:

    Start-CsPool -PoolFqdn <Pool.FQDN>

Upgrade or update Enterprise Edition pool that has at least three front-end servers

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Obtain the list of the upgrade domains for the Enterprise Edition pool that is associated with a front-end server. To do this, run the Get-CsPoolUpgradeReadinessState cmdlet on the front-end server.

  2. Update each upgrade domain.  

    Notes 

    • You must update one upgrade domain at a time.

    • All servers that are in the same upgrade domain can be updated in parallel.


    To update all servers that are in the same upgrade domain, follow these steps:

    1. Run the following command:

      Invoke-CsComputerFailover -ComputerName <Computer.FQDN>

    2. Run the Cumulative Server Update Installer by using the UI or by using a command to upgrade the front-end servers that are associated with an upgrade domain. 

      Note The UI provides a clear indication of which updates are installed when you click Install Updates.

      To run the Installer, run the following command:

      SkypeServerUpdateInstaller.exe

      Note The following text describes parameters that you can use together with the SkypeServerUpdateInstaller.execommand:

      • The /silentmodeswitch applies all applicable updates in the background.

      • The /silentmode /forcereboot switch applies all applicable updates in the background, and then automatically restarts the server at the end of the installation process if this is necessary.

      • The /extractall switch extracts the updates from the installer, and saves the updates in a subfolder that is named "Extracted" in the folder in which you ran the command.

    3. Run the following command:

      Invoke-CsComputerFailback -ComputerName <Computer.FQDN>

    Note You must repeat step 2 to update one upgrade domain at a time until all upgrade domains in the pool are updated.


 

Skype for Business Server 2015 Standard Edition and other roles

  1. Run the Cumulative Server Update Installer by using the UI or by running a command to upgrade the front-end servers that are associated with an upgrade domain.

    Note The UI provides a clear indication of which updates are installed when you click Install Updates.

    To run the Installer, run the following command:

     

    SkypeServerUpdateInstaller.exe


    Note You can run the following parameters together with the SkypeServerUpdateInstaller.exe command:

    • The /silentmode switch applies all applicable updates in the background.

    • The /silentmode /forcereboot switch applies all applicable updates in the background, and then automatically restarts the server at the end of the installation process if this is necessary.

    • The /extractall switch extracts the updates from the installer, and saves the updates in a subfolder that is named "Extracted" in the folder in which you ran the command.

  2. Restart the server if it is required to do so after you install these updates.

List of server roles and the updates that apply to them

  • Skype for Business Server 2015 - Standard Edition server

  • Skype for Business Server 2015 - Enterprise Edition - front-end server and back-end server

  • Skype for Business Server 2015 - Edge server

  • Skype for Business Server 2015 - stand-alone Mediation server

  • Skype for Business Server 2015 - Director server

  • Skype for Business Server 2015 - Persistent Chat front-end server

  • Skype for Business Server 2015 - Administration Tools

  • Skype for Business Server 2015 - Video Interop server

 

Skype for Business Server 2015 - Standard Edition server

  • Update for Core Components: KB 3051951

  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 5.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 3051956

  • Update for Front End Server and Edge Server (Standard or Enterprise edition server): KB 3051949

  • Update for Conferencing Server: KB 3011902

  • Update for Web Components Server: KB 3051953

  • Update for Web Conferencing Server: KB 3051950

  • Update for Mediation Server: KB 2881699

  • Update for Call Park Service: KB 2881703

  • Update for Backup Service: KB 2910243

  • Update for Central Management Server: KB 3036869

  • Update for Windows Fabric: KB 2967486

  • Update for Bandwidth Policy Service: KB 3010320

  • Update for Conferencing Attendant: KB 3051955

  • Update for Response Group Service: KB 3051957

 

Skype for Business Server 2015 - Enterprise Edition - Front End server and Back End server

  • Update for Core Components: KB 3051958

  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 5.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 3063353

  • Update for Front End server and Edge server (Standard or Enterprise edition server): KB 3061059

  • Update for Web Components Server: KB 3051960

  • Update for Response Group Service: KB 3063352

  • pdate for Skype for Business Web Application: KB 3061058

 

Skype for Business Server 2015 - Edge server

  • Update for Core Components: KB 3051958

  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 5.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 3063353

  • Update for Front End server and Edge server (Standard or Enterprise edition server): KB 3061059

 

Skype for Business Server 2015 - stand-alone Mediation server

  • Update for Core Components: KB 3051958

  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 5.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 3063353

 

Skype for Business Server 2015 - Director server

  • Update for Core Components: KB 3051958

  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 5.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 3063353

  • Update for Front End server and Edge server (Standard or Enterprise edition server): KB 3061059

  • Update for Web Components server: KB 3051960

 

Skype for Business Server 2015 - Persistent Chat Front End server

  • Update for Core Components: KB 3051958

  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 5.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 3063353

 

Skype for Business Server 2015 - Administration Tools

  • Update for Core Components: KB 3051958

  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 5.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 3063353

Skype for Business Server 2015 - Video Interop server

  • Update for Core Components: KB 3051958