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Skype for Business, Silence when placing a call on hold

When callers are placed on hold, they hear silence instead of hold music.

The option to play hold music is a setting that has been enabled system wide.  From within the Skype for Business client, each customer may choose to use the default hold music, or a custom sound file. 

It has come to Technology Services' attention that callers may hear silence when placed on hold, even though hold music is selected.  To solve this issue, it may be necessary to re-select the hold music from within the Skype for Business client:

  1. Click on Options (This looks like a gear, and is located toward the upper right corner of the window).
  2. Click on "Ringtones and Sounds."
  3. In the "Sounds" section, click on "Browse."
  4. The default music is called "DefaultHold" if you use a custom sound file, the name will be different.
  5. Click on "DefaultHold" to select it.  If you use a custom sound file, select it instead.
  6. Click on "Open."
  7. Click on "Okay."

After performing these steps, you may want to test the hold music by having someone call you, then placing the call on hold.

Keywords:Unified Communications Lync hold music   Doc ID:53663
Owner:Lync M.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2015-07-06 12:16 CDTUpdated:2017-11-14 10:18 CDT
Sites:University of Illinois Technology Services
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