MS14-055 Broke My Edge Server

** Update 5 see’s Microsoft re-release the server.msp security patch – confirmed working. A client just contacted me saying they had no edge access. Internal clients were showing “Limited External Calling”. Environment is Lync Server 2010, running on Windows 2008 R2.. This specifically affected the Edge Server role only. Troubleshooting…

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SIP Pinger Tool

Checking connectivity to a TCP SIP Trunk is easy enough, “telnet” is the Swiss Army knife of any techie toolkit, and it should show that routing and firewall rules are configured correctly. However, I’ve had a couple of situations where that wasn’t enough. First example involved Checkpoint firewalls between all client sites, and…

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