SkypeForBusiness PS policy commands failing

Leila Baghdadi (Group) 21 Reputation points

Hello, recently a few of our skypeForBusiness Ps commands start throwing error, the one in question,
I could be wrong but looking at the error, its almost like, eventhough I am trying to run an onprem command, PS is trying to run it on teams!!

I have been trying to figure out how to solve this issue, the only thing I came up with was to prefix the command with SkypeForBusiness
and call it like this


is this the right thing to do here, how many other commands have changed

please advise as our scripts are failing in prod



Skype for Business
Skype for Business
A Microsoft communications service that provides communications capabilities across presence, instant messaging, audio/video calling, and an online meeting experience that includes audio, video, and web conferencing.
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  1. Sharon Zhao-MSFT 25,071 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    @Leila Baghdadi (Group) ,

    The reason for the error is that Get-CsConferencingPolicy command is applied in both on-premises and online environment. And you install Skype for Business Online module on Skype for Business server. So, when you run this command, it has a conflict.

    A workaround for your scenario is to install Skype for Business Online module in a different machine and run your script. Besides, SkypeForBusiness\Get-CsConferencingPolicy format is also practicable.

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  1. Leila Baghdadi (Group) 21 Reputation points

    Hello as a follow up question, what we noticed with
    Get-CsConferencingPolicy once we added the prefix is that sometimes we have had to retry the command more than once to get results,
    I do know from past experience that retrying for PowerShell commands may not be the best option specially due to what I recall as throttling error!

    just wondering if you can comment on the above,
    should there be a retry if yes how many times we should retry before giving up!

    thank you for your time


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