Skype Federation Search Stops Working – Event ID 62044


The Skype Federation search stops working after a DMZ move of the Edge server. IP addresses (both internal and external) have changed due to moving to new DMZ & internet connectivity. The changes were published to the Topology and everything else appears to be working fine.



The Front End shows the following Event ID 62044 error. Of course this Event ID eludes to the underlying cause, network or configuration. Both have already been double checked, moving on to collecting more details.


No evidence on the Edge Servers logs at all.


Right, so to recap, the Front End believes its network or configuration, I have confirmed that its neither. Mm..When in doubt, reboot.. right? Well in this case it was turn off- turn on.

Disable Skype federation on edge server in topology, publish. Run Setup on edge server.

Re-enable Skype federation on edge server in topology, publish. Run Setup on edge server.

Edge server logs this:


A quick peek at the Front End now shows that the Skype Proxy configuration is us and running


and confirmation the issue has now been resolved5

Skype search back in business!





About Paul B

My name is Paul Bloem and I am employed at Lexel Systems in New Zealand as a Principal Consultant for Unified Communications. I have been working on enterprise voice solutions for over 20 years. My first 10 years were spent working for a Telco in South Africa (Telcom SA). This is where all the groundwork happened as I was exposed to just about every aspect of telecommunication you could imagine. I develop an interest in PBX technologies and eventually became the go-to guy. Next, I had a 10 year run at Siemens South Africa, most of my time there was as a Technical Trainer. During this time VoIP hit the world stage, I had the privilege of introducing VoIP both as H.323 and later SIP across the Siemens HiPath 4000 solution stack. In 2008 I immigrated to New Zealand with my newly attained MCSE, I was ready to go where no PBX Techie had gone before. I was employed to explore OCS 2007 and that was pretty much the beginning of the end for me. I have been working on OCS and Lync ever since. My current role focuses exclusively on Lync and associated technologies.. That includes pre-sales, consulting, architecture and design, training and support. I even get to play in the development space from time to time - focus on play ;-) I was nominated as a Microsoft VTSP for Lync early in 2013 and also awarded Microsoft's MVP award for Lync in 2014.
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