Not Like the Others: Challenge 10 Hint

Once again we’re not sure we really need to give you a hint to this week’s Challenge: the early returns suggest that most people are coming up with pretty good answers all by themselves. Still, we promised to give you a hint every Thursday and, except for the promises that we break, we never break…

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Haiku #73

Every day can be a Holiday, as long as you Use the right command.   Well, today is Wednesday, often referred to as “Hump Day” here in the U.S., referring to the fact that Wednesday falls smack dab in the middle of the workweek. In theory, if you can get over the hump (that is,…

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New Script: Retrieve Lync Connection Information

Quite a while ago we published a script we received from Nick Smith and Scott Stubberfield that lists connections to registrar pools. (And more recently we published updates to that script, one for direct connections and one for remote access.) One of the nicest things about Windows PowerShell is that you can take bits and…

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Retrieve Lync Connection Information

Submitted by Tracy A. Cerise, University of Kentucky   This script pulls Microsoft Lync 2010 connection information, such as the number of connections per Front End Server and number of unique users, and either displays it to the console or writes it to a file, depending on the parameters you supply with the call.  …

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Haiku #72

1 2 3 4 5? That’s not an acceptable Pin. Please try again.   We don’t wish to alarm anyone, but we felt a duty to call your attention to this. As you may have heard, the Mayan calendar runs out on December 21, 2012. And the minute that calendar runs out, the world is…

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The TechReady 12 Q and A

Several weeks ago your two favorite Lync Server PowerShell writers – no, not those guys; we meant us, you know, your two favorite Lync Server PowerShell writers. Remember?   OK, fine. Several weeks ago our two favorite Lync Server PowerShell writers presented an instructor-led lab at Microsoft TechReady 12, the “… semi-annual internal technical conference…

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Retrieve All Global Lync Server Policies

How can I retrieve all the global policies?   This turned out to be a very frustrating question for us, simply because we almost had a really good answer to it. Unfortunately, though, we have a few quirks in our cmdlet naming conventions and, because of that, we don’t have a really good answer to…

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Warning Before Disabling a User in Lync Server

How come there isn’t a warning prompt that appears when you run Disable-CsUser? It seems like a kind of dangerous cmdlet to not have a warning.   We hate to sound like a broken record, at least in part because we aren’t sure that there are any people out there who even remember what records…

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Set the Forward To Number in Lync Server

How can I set the actual number that calls are forwarded to?   Well, unfortunately, you can’t. We wish you could, because we get asked this question all the time. But you can’t.   Sorry.   If you’re wondering what we’re talking about (something that happens quite a bit, now that we think about it)…

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Retrieving Users with the Active Directory Name Attribute

How come I can’t use the Active Directory Name attribute as an Identity? Exchange lets you use the Name.   Why can’t you use the Name attribute as an Identity? Well, we’re not really sure; that decision was made before we joined the Lync Server PowerShell team. But while you can’t use the Name attribute,…

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