Join Teams work meetings from Microsoft Teams (free) and vice versa

Microsoft Teams (Free) users can currently join Teams for work (or school) meetings only as guests, which requires them to use a browser and results in a sub-optimal experience. The new feature rolling out will allow these users to join Teams for work (or school) meetings in one click, without being redirected to the browser or asked to fill in their name/surname. They will also be able to continue collaborating with the meeting organizer and other participants via meeting chat after the meeting.  The feature will work in the opposite way as well, so Teams for work (or school) will just as easily be able to join meetings hosted by a Teams Free user with one click. This is associated with Roadmap ID: 167326

Don't forget to specify sql instance on install-csdatabase

I was upgrading a Lync 2010 standard edition server to 2013, when I came across a problem with the "Install-CsDatabse" command. The technet article ( is pretty good, but it left me with the impression "RTC" was the default database for the command.

I was using the following command:

Install-CsDatabase -CentralManagementDatabase -SqlServerFqdn -Verbose

But all I was getting was an error message saying the server\instance was not available:

According to the article, RTC is the default instance, and I made the mistake of beliving RTC was the default instance for the command as well. After reading a couple of logs, trying to make it work, I realized the default instance for the command is DEFAULT, not RTC.

When installing a database on a Standard Edition 2013 server, remember to specify the RTC instance, and save yourself some troubleshooting :).

This command worked like a charm:

Install-CsDatabase -CentralManagementDatabase -SqlServerFqdn -SqlInstanceName rtc


Anonymous said…
Thanks a lot !