Preparing the computer that hosts BEMS for use with Microsoft Lync Server 2013 or Skype for Business Skip Navigation

Preparing the computer that hosts
BEMS
for use with
Microsoft Lync Server
2013 or
Skype for Business

If you plan to install
BEMS
for use with
Microsoft Lync Server
2013 or
Skype for Business
, you must verify that the computer that you install
BEMS
on meets specific requirements.
All instant messaging server platforms, require the
Connect
service to be installed on a computer that runs
Microsoft Windows
Server 2012,
Windows Server
2016, or
Windows Server
2019.
Turn off antivirus software for computers running
BEMS
with
BlackBerry Connect
and
BlackBerry Presence
.
Before you install
BEMS
, you must perform the following actions in the order that they are listed.
Complete these tasks on each computer that hosts the
Connect
service.
  1. Install and enable a command-line shell and scripting tool.
    • On a computer that is running
      Windows Server
      2016 or
      Windows Server
      2019,
      Windows PowerShell
      is enabled by default. Open
      Windows PowerShell
      and run the following script:
      Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope CurrentUser RemoteSigned
      .
    • On a computer that is running
      Windows Server
      2012, if required, use the
      Windows Server
      Manager to add
      Windows PowerShell
      3.0 as a feature. When the installation prompts you to restart the computer, click
      Yes
      .
      • Open
        Windows PowerShell
        and run the following script:
        Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope CurrentUser RemoteSigned
        .
  2. Install and enable
    Microsoft .NET Framework
    4.6 or later. For more information about .Net Framework system requirements, visit https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/framework/get-started/system-requirements.
    • On a computer that is running
      Windows Server
      2016 or
      Windows Server
      2019, no action is required.
      Microsoft .NET Framework
      is installed and enabled by default.
    • On a computer that is running
      Windows Server
      2012, use the
      Windows Server
      Manager to add
      Microsoft .NET Framework
      as a feature. When the installation prompts you to restart the computer, click
      Yes
      .
  3. Complete one of the following tasks using the
    Windows Server
    Manager:
    • If you install
      BEMS
      on a computer that is running
      Windows Server
      2016 or
      Windows Server
      2019, no action is required.
    • If you install
      BEMS
      on a computer that is running
      Windows Server
      2012, install
      Media Foundation
      . When the installation prompts you to restart the computer, click
      Yes
      .
  4. Download and install
    Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API
    .
    Consult your vendor documentation to determine if the
    Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API
    version is supported by your operating system.
    • If you use
      Skype for Business
      2015 or
      Skype for Business
      2019, download
      Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API
      5.0 Runtime (UcmaRuntimeSetup.exe). To download the file, visit www.microsoft.com/download and search for ID=47344.
      UCMA 6.0 is not supported.
    • If you use
      Microsoft Lync Server
      2013, download
      Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API
      4.0 Runtime (UcmaRuntimeSetup.exe). To download the file, visit www.microsoft.com/download and search for ID=34992.
  5. Run
    OCSCore.msi
    . This file is included with the
    Microsoft Unified Communications Managed API
    and located in a hidden folder at
    <
    drive
    >:\ProgramData\Microsoft\<
    instant messaging server type
    >\Deployment\cache\<
    version
    >\Setup\
  6. If you enable persistent chat in a
    Skype for Business
    2015 environment, download and install the following files.
    Persistent chat is not supported in a
    Skype for Business
    2019 environment. For more information, see deprecated.
    • Microsoft Visual C++
      2012 x64 Minimum Runtime – 11.0.50727. To download the file, click here.
    • Microsoft Lync Server
      2013 persistent chat server SDK. To download the file, visit https://www.microsoft.com/download and search for id=35458.
    If you enable persistent chat in a
    Microsoft Lync Server
    2013 environment, download and install the persistent chat server SDK. To download the file, visit https://www.microsoft.com/download and search for id=35458.
  7. Install the latest service pack and critical
    Windows
    updates on your computer.