Skype for Business 2015 Prerequisites

This is what you need when it comes to installing Skype for Business Server – Prerequisites

If you want to automate this part Pat Richard can help you –

Below you will find the prerequisites for each SfB role and the Office Online Server (OOS)

This is tested on Windows Server 2012R2 and Windows Server 2016

.NET Framework 3.5 (NET-Framework-Core) requires an external source to be installed.

Front End Server

Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core, RSAT-ADDS, Windows-Identity-Foundation, Web-Server, Web-Static-Content, Web-Default-Doc, Web-Http-Errors, Web-Dir-Browsing, Web-Asp-Net, Web-Net-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Http-Logging, Web-Log-Libraries, Web-Request-Monitor, Web-Http-Tracing, Web-Basic-Auth, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-Client-Auth, Web-Filtering, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Dyn-Compression, NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-Mgmt-Tools, Web-Scripting-Tools, Web-Mgmt-Compat, Server-Media-Foundation, Desktop-Experience –Source D:\sources\sxs

Server 2016 has the “Desktop-Experience” feature built in.

Edge Server

Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core,  NET-Framework-45-Core, NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45, Web-Asp-Net45, Windows-Identity-Foundation –Source D:\sources\sxs

Persitent Chat

Add-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core, NET-Framework-45-Core, NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45, Windows-Identity-Foundation, MSMQ-Services –Source D:\sources\sxs

Office Online Server

Add-WindowsFeature Web-Server, Web-Mgmt-Tools, Web-Mgmt-Console, Web-WebServer, Web-Common-Http, Web-Default-Doc, Web-Static-Content, Web-Performance, Web-Stat-Compression, Web-Dyn-Compression, Web-Security, Web-Filtering, Web-Windows-Auth, Web-App-Dev, Web-Net-Ext45, Web-Asp-Net45, Web-ISAPI-Ext, Web-ISAPI-Filter, Web-Includes, InkandHandwritingServices, Windows-Identity-Foundation

Server 2016 has the “InkandHandwritingServices” feature built in.

Server 2016 workaround

During the SfB setup the of the SfB components an error will pop up saying that “Prerequisite installation failed: RewriteModule” If you are trying to install it manually it will say “IIS version 7.0 or greater is required to install IIS URL Rewrite Module 2”
The solution is to download the latest RewriteModule here and install it manually. The version of this module also comes with CU5. But this is not helping if you are starting with the RTM built.

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