How to Install Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2018
Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2018 is a communication and collaboration platform that allows you to connect and work with your coworkers and business partners around the world. You can use Skype for Business Server to start instant message conversations, voice or video calls, schedule and join meetings, share your screen, and more.
In this article, we will show you how to install Skype for Business Server 2018 on Windows Server 2016. We will assume that you have already prepared your environment for the installation, such as installing prerequisites, configuring DNS, creating service accounts, and publishing your topology. If you need more guidance on these steps, please refer to the official documentation[^1^] [^2^].
You can download Skype for Business Server 2018 from the Microsoft Evaluation Center[^3^]. You will need to sign in with your Microsoft account and fill out a registration form. You will then receive an email with a link to download the ISO file. Alternatively, you can use a volume license key or a product key if you have purchased Skype for Business Server 2018.
Step 2: Mount the ISO file and run setup.exe
After downloading the ISO file, you need to mount it on your server. You can use Windows Explorer or any third-party tool to do this. Once the ISO file is mounted, you will see a virtual drive with the Skype for Business Server installation files. Navigate to the drive and run setup.exe as an administrator.
Step 3: Install Skype for Business Server components
The setup wizard will guide you through the installation process. You will need to accept the license agreement, choose a location for the installation files, and select the components you want to install. Depending on your server role, you may need to install different components. For example, if you are installing a Front End server, you will need to install Core Components, Administrative Tools, Web Components, Media Components, and Conferencing Components.
Step 4: Run Skype for Business Server Deployment Wizard
After installing the components, you will see a shortcut to the Skype for Business Server Deployment Wizard on your desktop. Run the wizard as an administrator and follow the steps to complete the deployment. You will need to perform four tasks: install local configuration store, setup or remove Skype for Business Server components, request, install or assign certificates, and start services.
Step 5: Verify the installation
Once you have completed the deployment wizard, you can verify that Skype for Business Server is working properly by using various tools and commands. For example, you can use Skype for Business Server Control Panel or Management Shell to check the status of your servers and services, view event logs and performance counters, run test commands and cmdlets, etc.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Skype for Business Server 2018 on your server. You can now start using it to communicate and collaborate with your colleagues and partners. 29c81ba772