VirtualBox – Microsoft Lync has stopped working

After upgrading to Windows 10 on a virtual machine running inside VirtualBox 5.0, it became evident that Skype for Business was not gonna to start up as normal without a fight. Searching through the Windows event log, the most obvious suspect for this failure turned out to be VirtualBox itself:

Faulting application name: lync.exe, version: 15.0.4745.1000
Faulting module name: VBoxD3D9wddm.dll, version: 5.0.0.1573
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x00003bb1
Faulting process id: 0x144c
Faulting application start time: 0x01d0de3b5ead5ca2

After upgrading to VirtualBox 5.0.2 and subsequently installing the latest VirtualBox extension pack, Skype started without any further hiccups. Anyhow, VirtualBox doesn’t officially support Windows 10 yet, so some issues are to be expected.

Skype for Business
It’s not Lync, it’s your shiny new Skype

Host setup:
Slackware Linux 14.1 64-bit
VirtualBox 5.0.2

Virtual machine:
Windows 10 32-bit
Skype for Business 2015

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