Configuring SfB - Lync archive import


The Verba is able to import the archived conference/meeting content into Verba from the Skype for Business / Lync archives. It allows archiving the following meeting content:

  • Whiteboard
  • Polls and Q&A
  • Files shared on the meeting
  • Powerpoint shared on the meeting

This is done by the Verba Import Service.


Step 1 - Verify the SfB/Archiving configuration to ensure that the meeting/conference content is properly archived using the Skype for Business storage option. For more information:

Step 2 - Make sure the server is part of the same domain where the SfB/Lync is deployed

Step 3 - If not domain user being used, then create a new domain user account for the Verba Import Service (e.g. svcverbaimport). This account can be the same as the one used at the other Verba servers.

Step 4 - Add the service user to the following groups: 

    • CSArchivingAdministrator on domain level
    • Local Administrators on server level

Step 5 - Install SfB/Lync Server Management Shell on the Media Repository server.

Firewall configuration

Refer to Firewall configuration for Skype for Business - Lync deployments for more information.

Service activation

Follow the steps below to activate the required service on the Verba Media Repository Server.

Step 1 - Using the web application, navigate to the Administration / Verba Servers page and select the Media Repository (or Single) Server.

Step 2 - Click on the Service Activation tab.

Step 3 - Activate the Verba CDR and Archived Content Importer Service using the  (Activate this service) button.

Configuring Verba for archive import

Step 1 - Go to the Data \ Import Sources menu.

Step 2 - Click on the Add New Import Source menu in the upper right corner.

Step 3 - Provide a name for the new data source and select Lync/SfB Archive at the Type setting.

Step 4 - Provide the Archive Server FQDN and specify the Server Type according to the SfB/Lync version. Provide a Work Folder for the data source (recommended: C:\Program Files\Verba\work\archive_importer), then click Save.

Step 5 - Go to the Data \ Data Management Policies menu.

Step 6 - Click on the Add New Data Management Policy menu in the upper right corner.

Step 7 - Provide a name for the new data policy and select Data Import at the Action setting.

Step 8 - Add the import source previously created from the Available Import Sources by clicking on the Add button.

Step 9 - Click Save.

Configuring extensions

After finalizing the configuration of the recording services, make sure you have added the extensions you want to record to the Verba extension list. This can be done manually (Extension list) or using Active Directory Synchronization.