Skype for Business Edge Services Fail to Start

You may have noticed on your newly installed Skype for Business Edge Servers that not all services are listed as running when a Get-CsWindowsService command is run. This in general is a little concerning and should cause an alarm for most…

However, as it turns out, FabricHostSvc showing up as Stopped in the service list is not only expected, but has been this way since Lync 2013. The difference – the cmdlet Get-CsWindowService filtered out the FabricHostSvc on non-Front End servers on 2013 and it does not on Skype for Business. So why is the service even installed? Sometimes there are no answers to why questions and in this case we can safely ignore the service and move on.

PS C:\> Get-CsWindowsService

Status       Name                         ActivityLevel
------           ----                               -------------
Running  REPLICA
Stopped  FabricHostSvc
Running  RTCSRV                   Incoming Requests per Second=0,Messages in Server=0,Incoming Messages Held=0
Running  RTCDATAPROXY   Server Connections Currently Active=84
Running  RTCMRAUTH          Current Requests=0
Running  RTCMEDIARELAY Active Sessions=16


Additional Notes:
Lync Server 2013 build number is 5.0.8308.887

Lync 2013 Client build number is 15.0.4727.1001

Skype for Business Server 2015 build number is 6.0.9319.55

Lync Group Chat build number is 4.0.7577. 4409

Lync Group Chat Server build number 4.0.7577.4409

Lync Group Chat Admin build number 4.0.7577.4409

Lync Attendee build number is 4.0.7577.4461

Lync Attendant build number is 4.0.7577.4098

Lync Phone Editions build number is 4.0.7577.4463
Lync Phone Edition (Tanjay) build number is 4.0.7577.4463
Lync for Mac 2011 build number is 14.0.11

Lync 2013 for Windows Phone build number 5.9.1371.0

Lync 2013 for iPad build number 5.7.563

Lync 2013 for iPhone build number 5.7.563

Lync 2013 for Android build number
Lync 2013 for Android tablet build number
Lync Windows Store App build number is March 2014

Lync Basic 2013 build number is 15.0.4420.1017
Lync VDI 2013 build number is 15.0.4420.1017

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