Are my Lync server 2013 database the correct version?

You installed a update to your Lync 2013 server and wonder if the database has to be updataed (install-csdatabase….).

Run :

Test-CsDatabase -ConfiguredDatabases -SqlServerFqdn sqlserver.fq.dn | Select DatabaseName, ExpectedVersion, InstalledVersion

DatabaseName               ExpectedVersion            InstalledVersion
————               —————            —————-
rtcxds                     15.13.1                    15.13.1
rtcshared                  5.0.1                      5.0.1
rtcab                      62.42.2                    62.42.2
rgsconfig                  5.5.1                      5.5.1
rgsdyn                     2.2.1                      2.2.1
cpsdyn                     1.1.2                      1.1.2
xds                        10.13.2                    10.13.1
lis                        3.1.1                      3.1.1
As you can see there are a version conflict. You should update the database.

In this example the Central Management Database is not up to date. Check Microsoft TechNet KB 2809243 for the correct procedure: 

Install-CsDatabase -CentralManagementDatabase -SqlServerFqdn CMS.FQDN -SqlInstanceName DBInstanceName -Verbose

User are unable to dial out as a responsgroup in Lync 2013

We defined a responsegroup workflow for anonymity. One user are a member of the Group (His Lync Client stated that for us.) When he select to call out as this queue he immediatly get the messeage that he is removed from the group.  On the monitoring server we get the message that he do not have permission – even when we are sure that he has.

We found out that this user has had his sip address changed some time. When we check the Lync sql instance “Rtc”, Database rgsconfig and table ado.Agents we found one entry with his old SIP address. Deleted this row from the table and ran a update-csuserdatabase. The new SIP address is imported into the database and now it works.

Lync 2013 will not replicate CMS

After you installed Lync 2013 on a Windows 2012 / Windows 2013 R2 Configuration management store will not replicate.

You think that it has something to do with the certificates but they seem ok. You will probably try to genereate new certificates to be sure, no… did’t help.

 The reason is the new way Windows 2012 handles the certificate store. For a technical description have a look at Technet article : .

If you just want things to start working add this registry key :

REG_DWORD “ClientAuthTrustMode” under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\Schannel and set it to value = 2 .

Or run this PowerShell command from an elevated PowerShell prompt:

New-ItemProperty -Path HKLM:\system\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL

-Name ClientAuthTrustMode -Value 2 -PropertyType DWORD


The trust mode controls how validation of the client’s certificate chain is performed .

Contributed by Jan Helge Austbø

Hyper-V VM startup error. Evnet ID 12030

Error starting Hyper-V VM :

I decieded to delete the VHDX file of a Virtual machine and create a new. The purpose was to do a reinstall, and keep the old file incase I needed som files.

After creating the new VHDX file I tried to start the virtual machine and I got this error.

Event ID 12030 : Failed to start.

 This is no known user to me.

The Hyper-V console gives a descriptive error :

 Permission denied.

The only thing that have changed was the creation of a new vhdx file, so I checked the permissions of the VHDX file.

 This is the default permission for files in this folder.

Added the user acccount I saw in the eventviewer. This user account have the same username as the Virtual-Machine ID.

 I used ICACLS to add the permissions.

icacls “V:\vms\Virtual Hard Disks\2012web.vhdx” /grant “NT VIRTUAL MACHINE\18020765-68E5-4082-9439-F39BB26CB4C7:(r,w)”

 Permissions after I added the entry.


Hyper-V creates a local user for each Virtual-Machine as a Security precausion.