Monthly Archives: April 2018

AudioCodes End-of-Support for Version 6.8 Effective July 1st, 2018

Many of my customers treat their AudioCodes Mediant (MSBG) IP gateways and session border controllers in a sort of set-it-and-forget-it way.  Once it’s set up, it’s just runs, no reboots, no troubles.   Not necessarily a great idea from a security standpoint, but it’s stable.

Well, for those still on version 6.8 (or any pre-7 version really) it’s finally time.  Per AudioCodes Product Notice #0328 https://www.audiocodes.com/media/12936/0328-product-notice-end-of-support-for-gateway-sbc-software-ver-68.pdf support is ending as of July 1st, 2018.  That means no more support, scheduled maintenance, or fixes will be provided.

One small item to note, if you have an MSBR, which has additional routing capabilities, 6.8 will continue to be supported.  I supposed because I believe there’s no newer firmware supported for those guys, though I’ve heard there’s a way you can convert the device to an MSBG if you’re willing to leverage AudioCodes services to do so.

 

Quick Tip: Quickly Set Skype Services to Disabled or Automatic Delayed Start

There may be time where a system was improperly maintained and the services are left in a disabled state, or perhaps you’re performing maintenance and you need those services to stay in a disabled state.  Rather than going through them one-by-one and changing the startup-type, here’s a quick PowerShell command you can run to flip all Skype for Business or Lync Server services from Disabled to Automatic (Delayed Start) and vice versa.

To set all Skype and Lync services (not including SQL and IIS) to Automatic (Delayed Start) run the following PowerShell command:

get-service |where {$_.displayname -match “Skype*|Lync*”}|foreach {$mycommand=”sc.exe config $($_.name) start=delayed-auto”;invoke-expression -command $mycommand}

To set all Skype and Lync services (not including SQL and IIS) to disabled run the following PowerShell command:

get-service |where {$_.displayname -match “Skype*|Lync*”}|foreach {$mycommand=”sc.exe config $($_.name) start=disabled”;invoke-expression -command $mycommand}