Skype for Business Server 2019 require Windows Server 2016 and SQL 2016 as perquisites. In-place upgrade form Skype for Business 2015 is not possible, and you can only do a site by site migration from Lync 2013 or Skype for Business 2015.

Skype for Business 2019 is still available as standard edition version and I will install this version in my lab.


  1. Install Windows perquisites


    Run Powershell on the new FE 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, BITS, Telnet-Client

    d:\sources\sxs” (path of the server 2016 Iso Image).



  2. Install .Net Framework 4.7


    Download .Net Framework 4.7 and install on the local FE server.


  3. Download Skype for Business 2019 Preview


    Announcing the Skype for Business Server 2019 Preview!



  4. Create fileshare “C:\share”



  5. Create DNS entry for the new SfB 2019 Server


    DNS requirements for Skype for Business Server from Technet


  6. Add new SfB server to topology


    Define FE FQDN



Select all features



Select Co-located mediation server



Select the current Edgeserver




SQL 2016 Express will be installed on the local server







Last step, publish topology



  1. Install administrative tools for SfB 2019



    You can try to download the latest updates if internet access is available on SfB server







    Install Administrative Tools






  2. Run Install or Update Skype for Business Server Step1 and Step 2



Step1: Install Local Configuration Store



Step2: Setup or Remove Skype for Business Server components





  1. Installation of the necessary certificates on the Skype for Business 2019 server

    Step:3 Request, Install or Assign Certificate



  2. Last step is to check, if any Skype for Business 2019 update exist and apply this patch
  3. Start all services (Step4) with Powershell command “start-CSWindowsservice -verbose”



    Now, the new Skype for Business Server 2019 is installed and ready for use.



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