Mar 23 2021 11:26 AM - edited Mar 24 2021 11:25 AM
Mar 23 2021 11:26 AM - edited Mar 24 2021 11:25 AM
We are pleased to announce the general availability of Modern Admin Control Panel (MACP) for Skype for Business Server 2019 Control Panel,
SfB Server Modern Admin Control Panel (MACP) is now released and available to all the customers. Please start using new Control Panel and share feedback and questions on this thread.
For more details and installation instructions refer 5001617
On behalf of the product team,
Ravindra Singh Bisht
Senior Program Manager, Skype for Business Server
Mar 23 2021 11:50 PM - edited Mar 24 2021 01:08 PM
Excellent Work! Others and myself have been waiting for this for some time. Was wanting to inquire on the features within. Also, Are there any plans to bring other items that were in the Silverlight CSCP into the new MACP? The reason I ask is because Silverlight is no longer receiving updates and it doesn't make sense to have two admin centers for similar tasks. This would allow my customers to fully eliminate the need for CSCP and potentially any security vulnerabilities leaving Silverlight around may bring. These Tabs Include:
Topology (There are references to this in the code such as /macp/topology/status)
Persistent Chat (2019 CSCP just has the ability to enable or disable PChat in the deployment)
Monitoring and Archiving
Additionally, I wanted to report a bug two bugs with the MACP. Under Users, If you select a user, edit their line URI for example and save, the change will take effect as expected. The problem is though that if you click back into that user, the old data is presented until you refresh the page. The second issue is when you are selecting an option under and of the categories with a menu drop down (Voice Routing, Voice Features, etc), all other open menu options collapse. If you click on home or users when you have the others open, they do not collapse. I would prefer that the menu options now collapse, but not a necessity.
I wanted to also request a feature if possible. When Managing Users, are we able to get a column that displays the Line URI that is assigned to the user when viewing all users? This would be EXTREMELY useful for managing users in my customer's deployments. Additionally, Is there a chance to add an option to set hostedvoicemail policies along with setting forwarding settings via SEFAUtil for a user from the GUI?
Thank you for the teams great work and I look forward to your response!
Mar 27 2021 11:24 PM
@Eric Marsi Thanks a lot for the detailed feedback and comments. Your inputs on the product are very important to us. We will triage all feature requests and bugs as suggested by you, and accordingly will put them in our product backlog for prioritization.
Mar 28 2021 07:25 PM
@Ravindra_Singh_Bisht Thank you!
Since that original message, I did have one more thing come up from my testing. In this CU5 release, the OcsPowerShell svc is no longer accepting remote connections. Below is a comparison between a CU5 FE and a CU4 HF2 FE. The older CU FE is working, but the newer FE is not. Comparing files of the OcsPowerShell IIS Virtual Directories shows 3 files (adfsoauthsetuppartiy.ps1, schema.mof, schema.xml) were updated. Unfortunately, replacing them with the files from a FE on CU4 HF2 does nothing. I will let you know if I can find anything else in this release.
This can also be found on my Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricMarsi/status/1375612876770185216
Mar 30 2021 06:53 AM - edited Mar 30 2021 06:55 AM
@Eric Marsi Thanks for reporting the issue. We tried to reproduce the issue at our end but unable to do so. Can you please report this issue through Microsoft support and provide more details so our team can do investigate it further. Thanks.
Mar 31 2021 06:57 AM - edited May 29 2021 05:28 PM
Unfortunately this is my personal lab environment. I have validated that this in fact an issue on a new installation as well so not sure how it is unreproducible. Is there any options available for me?
Also, I did find another bug in Skype for Business 2019 CU5 (Left), When creating a new Standard Edition FE Pool, no SQL Store is generated and you cannot continue. On CU4 (Right), this is not an issue and you can see its automatically populated and the wizard is able to continue.
May 18 2021 11:23 AM
May 18 2021 01:31 PM
@Ravindra_Singh_Bisht Thanks for tagging me. I have just installed this to find that it unfortunately did not resolve any issues with remote PS. The below image shows that it fails to start the PS Session, but if I remote into a older CU4 FE, it works as expected. Thoughts?
Also The other issue two posts above regarding topology builder is still there and not resolved.
May 19 2021 03:28 AMSolution
Can you please restart the machine or do IIS reset and try again. If the issue still persists, please report the same to Microsoft support and provide more details so our team can investigate it further. Thanks.
May 28 2021 08:02 AM - edited May 29 2021 05:23 PM
Can confirm that this is working after a reboot.
Found a resolution for the above topology builder issue which involved a uninstall and reinstall of the management tools for the server.
Third and final note. Is there any plans to update MACP or CSCP to support GUI migrations to Teams once SFBO is terminated in July? The tenant in question is a teams only tenant and any integrations from the gui do not work. See Here: https://www.ucit.blog/post/the-skype-for-business-online-powershell-module-has-been-blacklisted-what...
Jun 10 2021 02:07 AM
@Eric MarsiPost SfBO is terminated in July, from SfB on-prem you can move user from on prem to "Teams only" through GUI also.
Jun 10 2021 06:12 AM
This no longer works as the Skype for Business Powershell Module that the GUI relies on is blacklisted. Screenshots are on my blog covering this issue. Migrations in the CSCP or the MACP no longer work and can only be done with a move-csuser cmdlet. Any word on if the PG plans to update SFB Server to use the Microsoft Teams Module? Some tenants have this block in place and some dont.
Jun 25 2021 01:17 AM
@Eric Marsi We will be releasing next update for Sfb2015 & Sfb2019 which will address this issue. Until then if you want MACP & CSCP to work then please log support ticket.
Jun 29 2021 02:45 PM
Jul 07 2021 09:02 AM