Skype for Business Server 2015

Topic Last Modified: 2017-03-28

Returns diagnostic information for the data conferencing capabilities included in Skype for Business Server 2015.

This cmdlet was introduced in the Cumulative Updates for Lync Server 2013:February 2013.

Debug-CsDataConference [-Force <SwitchParameter>] [-Report <String>] [-TargetFqdn <Fqdn>]

The command shown in Example 1 returns diagnostic information for the Conferencing Server installed on the local computer.


In Example 2, diagnostic information is returned for the Conferencing Server installed on the remote computer

Debug-CsDataConference -TargetFqdn ""

Example 3 returns detailed Conferencing Server diagnostic information for the local computer, but displays this information in an easy-to-read format. To do this, the command first calls the Debug-CsDataConference cmdlet to return the diagnostic information. That information is then piped to the Select-Object cmdlet. The Select-Object cmdlet uses the ExpandProperty parameter to return complete information for the Details property. (By default, only a small portion of the data in the Details property is displayed onscreen.) Finally, the data found in the Details property is piped to the Format-List cmdlet, which displays the data in an easy-to-read format.

Debug-CsDataConference | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Details | Format-List

Skype for Business Server Control Panel: The functions carried out by the Debug-CsDataConference cmdlet are not available in the Skype for Business Server Control Panel.


Parameter Required Type Description




Suppresses the display of any nonfatal error message that might occur when running the command.




Enables you to specify a file path for the log file created when the cmdlet runs. For example: -Report "C:\Logs\DataConference.html"




Fully qualified domain name of the computer where the Skype for Business Server 2015 Conferencing Server is installed. If this parameter is not included, the Debug-CsDataConference cmdlet will run against the local computer. If Conferencing Server is not installed on the local computer, an error will occur.




PARAMVALUE: $true | $false

None. The Debug-CsDataConference cmdlet does not accept pipelined input.

The Debug-CsDataConference cmdlet returns instances of the Microsoft.Rtc.Management.DataCollabDiag.ServerResult object.