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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Lync Server PowerShell Challenge: Rules

One of these things is not like the others, One of these things just doesn’t belong. Can you tell which thing is not like the others By the time I finish my song?   —  Sesame Street     One of These Things is Not Like the Others   If you fancy yourself an educator…

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How Can I Configure the Telephony Options for a User?

For the most part, there’s a pretty close tie between the items found in the Lync Server Control Panel and the parameters and property values used in Microsoft Lync Server 2010’s implementation of Windows PowerShell. For example, take a look at the following table, which compares the item labels used in the Edit Meeting Configuration…

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Walkthrough: Enabling a User for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Enterprise Voice

Walkthrough Enabling a User for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Enterprise Voice: A Comprehensive Lync Server Walkthrough     Well, it’s your first day at your new job: Lync Server administrator for Litware, Inc. You’re pretty excited about your new position, and even more excited to see that your first big assignment was already sitting on your…

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Walkthrough Lite: Enabling a User for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Enterprise Voice

Walkthrough Lite   Enabling a User for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Enterprise Voice: A “Barebones” Lync Server Walkthrough   The following “barebones” walkthrough shows you how you can use Windows PowerShell to enable a user for both Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and for Enterprise Voice. This walkthrough is called “barebones” because it simply shows you the commands without…

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Automatically start Lync when I log on to Windows

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\  AutoRunWhenLogonToWindows Allowed registry values ·         0 – Lync will not automatically start when you logon to Windows ·         1 – Lync will automatically start when you log on to Windows Registry value type REG_DWORD Default setting 1: Lync starts when you log on to Windows   It’s one thing to…

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Lync Server 2010 PowerShell: The Un-Blog

In 1929, the Howdy Corporation created a soft drink that they named Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda. In spite of its name, the drink became incredibly popular, and eventually turned into what we know today as 7UP. In 1967, the Howdy Corporation, with the new name The Seven-Up Company, dubbed their drink the UNCOLA. The reason…

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Minimize to the notification area instead of the task bar

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\  MinimizeWindowToNotificationArea Allowed registry values ·         0 – Lync is minimized to the task bar when the Contact List is closed ·         1 – Lync is minimized to the notification area when the Contact List is closed Registry value type REG_DWORD Default setting 0: Lync is minimized to the task bar…

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A Brief Introduction to Role-Based Access Control – Part 1

“If you want something done right, do it yourself.”  That, by the way, is excellent advice … unless, of course, you happen to be a Microsoft Lync Server 2010 administrator charged with managing thousands of users and multiple sites. After all, in a case like that, doing it yourself (right or wrong) might prove to…

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Send an Instant Message from a Script

Here are a couple of interesting facts:   ·         Elephants can make sounds that humans can’t hear.People who work closely with elephants know this because if you get close enough you can feel the sound waves. ·         Earth, and more accurately life on Earth, would not exist without Jupiter.Jupiter is so large its gravitational field…

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