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Microsoft On-Premise Diagnostics (OPD) tool for Skype for Business Server

Microsoft has announced a new On-Premise Diagnostics (OPD) tool for Skype for Business Server.

OPD is a PowerShell based collection of diagnostic scenarios, analyzers, rules and insights for diagnosing common issues in Skype for Business 2015 and 2019 on-premises and hybrid environments.

Once installed you run it in PowerShell and are prompted to pick a technical area.

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Scenario

Types of tests

Contact List

User contact list is not available

Federation

Federation is not working (On-Premises deployment)

Federation is not working (Hybrid deployment)

Hybrid

IM and Presence problems between on-premise and online users

Services

Skype for Business Server Frontend service is not starting

Then you are presented with a list of diagnostic scenarios. E.g. this is for the Federation area

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Then you run a scenario

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This tool comes from a great team and I know they are keen for you to test it and provide your feedback, you can email them directly at sfbsupport@microsoft.com . The email address is still being setup at time of writing, you can also feedback by commenting on the original blog from Corbin Meek here

Documentation:

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Tom Arbuthnot

A Microsoft MVP and Microsoft Certified Master, Tom Arbuthnot is Principal Solutions Architect at Microsoft Collaboration specialists Modality Systems.

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