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Introduction

This article lists the available updates for Microsoft Lync Server 2013 and specifies the applicability of the updates for each server role.

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Updates that are released for Lync Server 2013

  • Update for Central Management Server
    2910244  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2910244/ ) Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.577 for Lync Server 2013 Central Management Server: January 2014
  • Update for Backup Service
    2910243  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2910243/ ) Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.577 for Lync Server 2013 Backup Service: January 2014
  • Security update for Standard or Enterprise Edition server (Front End Servers and Edge Servers)
    2986072  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2986072/ ) MS14-055: Description of the security update for Microsoft Lync Server 2013 (Server): September 9, 2014
  • Update for Standard or Enterprise Edition server (Front End Servers and Edge Servers)
    2937310  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2937310/ ) August 2014 Cumulative Update 5.0.8308.738 for Lync Server 2013 (Front End Server and Edge Server)
  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Core Runtime 64-bit
    2937311  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2937311/ ) August 2014 Cumulative Update 5.0.8308.738 for Lync Server 2013, Unified Communications Managed API 4.0 Runtime
  • Security update for Web Components server
    2982390  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2982390/ ) MS14-055: Description of the security update for Microsoft Lync Server 2013 (Web Components Server): September 9, 2014
  • Update for Web Components server
    2937297  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2937297/ ) August 2014 Cumulative Update 5.0.8308.738 for Lync Server 2013, web components server
  • Security update for Core Components
    2992965  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2992965/ ) MS14-055: Description of the security update for Microsoft Lync Server 2013 (Core Components): September 9, 2014
  • Update for Core Components
    2937305  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2937305/ ) August 2014 Cumulative Update 5.0.8308.738 for Lync Server 2013, core components
  • Update for Call Park Service
    2881703   (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2881703 / ) Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.556 for the Lync Server 2013, Call Park service: October 2013
  • Update for Conferencing Announcement
    2881701  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2881701/ ) Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.556 for Lync Server 2013, Conferencing Announcement: October 2013
  • Update for Conferencing Attendant
    2881700  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2881700/ ) Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.556 for Lync Server 2013, Conferencing Attendant: October 2013
  • Update for Mediation server
    2881699   (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2881699 / ) Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.556 for Lync Server 2013, Mediation Server: October 2013
  • Update for Administrative Tools
    2967485  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2967485/ ) August 2014 Cumulative Update 5.0.8308.738 for Lync Server 2013, Administrative Tools
  • Update for Web Conferencing server
    2937314  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2937314/ ) August 2014 Cumulative Update 5.0.8308.738 for Lync Server 2013, Web Conferencing Server
  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 3.0 Workflow APIs
    2835438  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2835438/ ) Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.420 for Lync Server 2013, UCMA 3.0 Workflow APIs: July 2013
  • Update for Conferencing server
    2835434  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2835434/ ) Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.420 for Lync Server 2013, Conferencing Server: July 2013
  • Update for Persistent Chat server
    2835433  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2835433/ ) Description of the cumulative update 5.0.8308.420 for Lync Server 2013, Persistent Chat: July 2013
  • Update for Windows Fabric
    2967486  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2967486/ ) August 2014 Cumulative Update 5.0.8308.738 for Lync Server 2013

    Note The update for Windows Fabric is applicable to Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition and Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Edition servers (Front End Servers and Edge Servers).
  • Security update for Response Group Service
    2982389  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2982389/ ) MS14-055: Description of the security update for Microsoft Lync Server 2013 (Response Group Service): September 9, 2014

Installation methods

To install updates for a Lync Server 2013 installation that has had any of the following previous cumulative updates installed, you must perform step 1 and step 2.
  • January 2014 cumulative update (5.0.8308.577)
  • October 2013 cumulative update (5.0.8308.556)
  • July 2013 cumulative updates (5.0.8308.420)
  • February 2013 cumulative updates (5.0.8308.291)

To install updates for Lync Server 2013 RTM (5.0.8308.0) you must perform steps 1-5.

Important Do not shut down or restart all Front End servers at the same time. This may cause issues when you start the services.

Step 1: Install the cumulative updates

Important To maintain a functional Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Edition pool, you must make sure that Ready is returned for the State value of the pool when you run the Get-CsPoolUpgradeReadinessStatecmdlet and that you have the appropriate number of Lync Server 2013 front-end servers that are running. Please see the "Upgrade or Update Front End Servers" and "Planning for the Management of Front End Pools" section of the following TechNet topic to determine the State value of the pool before you apply the cumulative update.
Upgrade or Update Front End Servers (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj204736.aspx)
Topologies and Components for Front End Servers, Instant Messaging, and Presence (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg412996.aspx)
The Cumulative Server Update Installer applies all updates for the appropriate server role in one operation. To use the Cumulative Server Update Installer, follow these steps.

Note If User Account Control (UAC) is turned on, you must start the Cumulative Server Update Installer by using elevated permissions to make sure that all updates are installed correctly.

To download the Cumulative Server Update Installer, go to the following Microsoft Download Center website:
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Download the update package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36820)

To download the security updates for Lync Server 2013 (KB2986072, KB2982389, KB2992965, KB2982390), go to the following Microsoft Download Center website:
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Download the security update package now. (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44084)

Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Pools

The front-end servers in an Enterprise Edition pool are organized into upgrade domains. These upgrade domains are subsets of front-end servers in the pool. Upgrade domains are created automatically by Topology Builder.

You must upgrade one upgrade domain at a time, and you must upgrade each front-end server in each upgrade domain. To do this, take one server in an upgrade domain offline, upgrade the server, and then restart it. Then, repeat this process for each server in the upgrade domain. Make sure that you record which upgrade domain and servers that you have upgraded.
Upgrade or Update Front End Servers

To upgrade front-end servers, you must follow these steps:
  1. On a front-end server in a pool, run the following cmdlet:

    Get-CsPoolUpgradeReadinessState

    If the State value of the pool is Busy, wait for 10 minutes, and then try to run the Get-CsPoolUpgradeReadinessState cmdlet again. If you see Busy for at least three consecutive times after you wait 10 minutes in between each attempt, or if you see any result of InsufficientActiveFrontEnds for the State value of the pool, there is an issue with the pool. If you cannot resolve this issue, you may have to contact Microsoft Support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/) . If this pool is paired with another front-end pool in a disaster recovery topology, you must fail the pool over to the backup pool, and then update these servers in this pool. For more information about how to fail over a pool, go to the following Microsoft website:
    How to fail over a pool (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj204678.aspx)
    If the State value of the pool is Ready, go to step 2.
  2. The Get-CsPoolUpgradeReadinessState cmdlet also returns information about the upgrade domains in the pool, and about which front-end servers are in each upgrade domain. If the ReadyforUpgrade value for the upgrade domain that contains the Server that you want to upgrade is True, you can upgrade the server. To do this, you must follow these steps:
    1. Stop new connections to the front-end servers by using the Stop-CsWindowsService -Graceful cmdlet.
    2. Run the Cumulative Server Update Installer by using the UI or by using a command to upgrade the front-end servers that are associated with an upgrade domain.

      NOTE: If you upgrade or update front-end servers during scheduled server downtime, you can run the cmdlet in step 2 without the -Graceful parameter. More specifically, run the cmdlet as Stop-CsWindowsService. This action immediately shuts down services, and the server does not wait until each existing service request is fulfilled.

      Note The UI provides a clear indication of which updates are installed when you click Install Updates.

      To run the Installer, run the following command:

      LyncServerUpdateInstaller.exe

      Notes The following text describes parameters that you can use together with the LyncServerUpdateInstaller.exe command:
      • The /silentmode switch applies all applicable updates in the background.
      • The /silentmode /forcereboot switch applies all applicable updates in the background, and then automatically restarts the server at the end of the installation process if this is necessary.
      • The /extractall switch extracts the updates from the installer and saves the updates in a subfolder that is named "Extracted" in the folder in which you ran the command.
    3. Restart the server, and make sure that it is accepting new connections.

Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition and other Roles

  1. Run the Cumulative Server Update Installer by using the UI, or by running a command line to upgrade the front-end servers that are associated with an upgrade domain.

    Note The UI provides a clear indication of which updates are installed when you click Install Updates.

    To run the Installer, run the following command:

    LyncServerUpdateInstaller.exe

    Notes The following text describes parameters that you can use together with the LyncServerUpdateInstaller.exe command:
    • The /silentmode switch applies all applicable updates in the background.
    • The /silentmode /forcereboot switch applies all applicable updates in the background, and then automatically restarts the server at the end of the installation process if this is necessary.
    • The /extractall switch extracts the updates from the installer and saves the updates in a subfolder that is named "Extracted" in the folder in which you ran the command.
  2. Restart the server if it is required by the installation wizard.

Step 2: Apply the back-end database updates

After you install the update for the Core Components server role on a Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Edition front-end server or on a Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition server, the updated SQL database files are dropped to the computer that has the Core Components server role installed. To apply the database changes, you have to run the applicable cmdlets run the applicable cmdlets that are described in step 2.

Note The -Update parameter is not required when you run the Install-CsDatabase cmdlet to update the Lync Server 2013 databases.

Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition

Install-CsDatabase -ConfiguredDatabases -SqlServerFqdn SE.FQDN -Verbose

Note You must run the cmdlet on the Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition server.

Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Edition

You must perform several configuration operations, depending on the kind of Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Edition back-end servers that you are using.

Note If Persistent Chat is collocated (Persistent Chat front-end service and back-end database are running on the same server), you must run the following command together with the ExcludeCollocatedStoresparameter.

Note If database mirroring is enabled for the back-end databases, we strongly recommended that you use the Invoke-CsDatabaseFailover -NewPrincipal Primary command, and then verify that the primary server is principal for all databases before you run the Install-CsDatabase cmdlet.

Install-CsDatabase -ConfiguredDatabases -SqlServerFqdn FEBE.FQDN -Verbose

Lync Server 2013 Persistent Chat Databases

When Persistent Chat Services are collocated with the SQL BE Databases, run the following command:

Install-CsDatabase -DatabaseType PersistentChat -SqlServerFqdn PChatBE.fqdn -SqlInstanceName DBInstance -Verbose

Lync Server 2013 Monitoring/Archiving/Persistent Chat Databases

When Lync Server 2013 Monitoring/Archiving/Persistent Chat databases are deployed on stand-alone SQL databases, run the following command:

Install-CsDatabase -ConfiguredDatabases -SqlServerFqdn SQLServer.FQDN -Verbose

Step 3: Apply the Central Management Database update

Note You do not have to update the Central Management Database in the following instances:
  • If the Central Management Store is homed on a Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition Server or Enterprise pool, do not run the Install-CsDatabase -CentralManagementDatabase command.
  • If the Central Management Store is homed on a Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition Server or Enterprise pool that was previously updated with the Lync Server 2013 February 2013 cumulative updates, do not run the Install-CsDatabase -CentralManagementDatabase command.
After the Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Edition front-end server or the Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition Server back ends are updated, run the following command to update the Central Management Store:

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

Note In a coexistence environment that contains both Lync Server 2010 and Lync Server 2013 and in which the Central Management Service is located on a Lync Server 2010 pool, do not run the Install-CsDatabase -CentralManagementDatabase command. If you later move the Central Management Service to a Lync Server 2013 pool, you have to run the Install-CsDatabase -CentralManagementDatabase command to apply the changes.

Step 4: Enable the Mobility service

To enable the Mobility service, run the following cmdlet:
Enable-CsTopology

Step 5: Enable the Unified Communications Web API

To enable the Unified Communications Web API (UCWA), you must run the Bootstrapper.exe tool again on all Lync Server 2013 Director servers, Standard Edition servers, and Enterprise Edition front-end servers on which the web components are installed and updated. The command to run the tool is as follows:

%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Lync Server 2013\Deployment\Bootstrapper.exe

List of server roles and the updates that apply to them

Lync Server 2013 - Standard Edition server

  • Update for Core Components: KB 2937305
  • Security update for Core Components: KB 2992965
  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 2937311
  • Update for Front End Server and Edge Server (Standard or Enterprise edition server): KB 2937310
  • Security update for Front End Server and Edge Server (Standard or Enterprise edition server): KB 2986072
  • Update for Conferencing Server: KB 2835434
  • Security update for Web Components Server: KB 2982390
  • Update for Web Components Server: KB 2937297
  • Update for Web Conferencing Server: KB 2937314
  • Update for Mediation Server: KB 2881699
  • Update for Call Park Service: KB 2881703
  • Update for Backup Service: KB 2910243
  • Update for Central Management Server: KB 2910244
  • Update for Windows Fabric: KB 2967486

Lync Server 2013 - Enterprise Edition - Front End server and Back End server

  • Update for Core Components: KB 2937305 
  • Security update for Core Components: KB 2992965
  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 2937311
  • Update for Front End Server and Edge Server (Standard or Enterprise edition server): KB 2937310
  • Security update for Front End Server and Edge Server (Standard or Enterprise edition server): KB 2986072
  • Update for Conferencing Server: KB 2835434
  • Update for Web Components Server: KB 2937297
  • Security update for Web Components Server: KB 2982390
  • Update for Web Conferencing Server: KB 2937314
  • Update for Mediation Server: KB 2881699
  • Update for Call Park Service: KB 2881703
  • Update for Backup Service: KB 2910243
  • Update for Central Management Server: KB 2910244
  • Update for Windows Fabric: KB 2967486

Lync Server 2013 - Edge server

  • Update for Core Components: KB 2937305 
  • Security update for Core Components: KB 2992965
  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 2937311
  • Update for Front End Server and Edge Server (Standard or Enterprise edition server): KB 2937310
  • Security update for Front End Server and Edge Server (Standard or Enterprise edition server): KB 2986072
  • Update for Windows Fabric: KB 2967486

Lync Server 2013 - stand-alone Mediation server

  • Update for Core Components: KB 2937305 
  • Security update for Core Components: KB 2992965
  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 2937311
  • Update for Mediation Server: KB 2881699

Lync Server 2013 - Director server

  • Update for Core Components: KB 2937305
  • Security update for Core Components: KB 2992965
  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 2937311
  • Update for Front End Server and Edge Server (Standard or Enterprise edition server): KB 2937310
  • Security update for Front End Server and Edge Server (Standard or Enterprise edition server): KB 2986072
  • Update for Web Components Server: KB 2937297
  • Security update for Web Components Server: KB 2982390
  • Update for Windows Fabric: KB 2967486

Lync Server 2013 - Persistent Chat Front End server

  • Update for Core Components: KB 2937305
  • Security update for Core Components: KB 2992965
  • Update for Unified Communications Managed API 4.0, Core Runtime 64-bit: KB 2937311

Lync Server 2013 - Administration Tools

  • Update for Core Components: KB 2937305
  • Security update for Core Components: KB 2992965

References

For more information about a problem that affects computers that have the Core Components server role when you try to apply this cumulative update, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2993188  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2993188/ ) August 2014 update for Lync Server 2013 does not install if Core Components is installed
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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