Installing Skype for Business – Part 7

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That is the last Tutorial of this series and we will be starting up the Skype for Business services and accessing the Skype for Business Control Panel.


Now that we deployed the prepare the environment, installed the products bits, and configured the certificates, our last step is to start the services.

In order to identify the current status of the Skype for Business services, open Skype for Business Server Management Shell as administrator, and run the following cmdlet, the result will be all required services listed in three (3) columns: Status, Name and Activity level.



To start the services that are stopped, just run the following cmdlet:


We can check the changes by running the same Get-CSWindowsServices, and at this time we should have all services listed as running on the first column.


Skype for Business Control Panel…

Based on our design we can access from any computer on the internal network the address (this was the name defined during the DNS configuration, and afterwards on the Topology Builder) to get access to the Skype for Business Control Panel, where we can manage users, policies and several other components of the product.


After the component installation, hit refresh on your browser and the initial page of the Skype for Business Control Panel will be displayed, as shown in the figure below.


That completes our Tutorial series to deploy Skype for Business Standard on a single server.

Written by Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian Exchange Server MVP and MCSM (Solutions Master) and he contributes to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor at, and (Portuguese).