Haiku #24

What gives you the right? Oh, so that gives you the right. Well, carry on then.   If you’ve ever seen an old World War II war movie then you know that any time an American sentry encountered an unknown person he would never demand to see that person’s papers or his dog tags; after…


Haiku #1

I am sorry, Dave. I’m afraid I can’t do that. CsAdminRole. We have entitled this haiku “Ruminations and Meditations on Cmdlets for Managing Role Based Access Control in Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Concerto in D Minor.”   Commentary   As far as we know, HAL 9000 – the computer featured in the novel/movie 2001: A…


Quick Start: Managing Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Using Remote PowerShell

Most of the articles found on this site assume that you are working on a computer running a Microsoft Lync Server 2010 service or server role, and that the Lync Server Management Shell has been installed on that computer. We did that for two reasons: 1) That’s the easiest way to do things; and, 2) It lets…


List All the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Cmdlets and the RBAC Roles Those Cmdlets Have Been Assigned To

Submitted by Cezar Ungureanasu, Microsoft   Cezar Ungureanasu is a Program Manager (make that the Program Manager) for the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 implementation of Windows PowerShell. Not too long ago, Cezar asked us if we could write a script that could take all the Lync Server cmdlets and determine which Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) roles those…


Remove a User from an RBAC Group

OK, so you assigned Ken Myer the CsArchivingAdministrator role, one of the Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) groups that is automatically created when you install Microsoft Lync Server 2010. Note. If you have no idea what a Role-Based Access Control group is then you should take a peek at the article A Brief Introduction to RBAC….


Remove a User from All RBAC Groups

In another script located in this warehouse (Unassign an RBAC Role) we show you how to unassign a Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) role that has been assigned to a user. That’s a pretty useful script, and it works great, as long as you know which RBAC role that user has been assigned.    Note. And…


List the Roles that Include a Specific Cmdlet

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) is one of the cool new features included in Microsoft Lync Server 2010. RBAC gives you fine-grained control over the delegation of administrative rights; you do this by creating a universal security group in Active Directory, configuring that group as an RBAC role, then assigning cmdlets to the role. Users who…


List All the RBAC Roles and the Users that Hold Those Roles

You want to know what’s really nice about the fact that Windows PowerShell has been fully-integrated into Microsoft Lync Server 2010? Here’s what’s really nice about the fact that Windows PowerShell has been fully-integrated into Microsoft Lync Server 2010: you no longer have depend on people at Microsoft to solve all your problems. Did we…


Create a Universal Security Group

So you say that you’d really like to know how to create a group that can be used for a custom Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) role? Well, let’s see what we can do to help you out.   Note. You say what you’d really like to know is this: what the heck is a custom…


Add a User to an RBAC Group

How do you assign an RBAC (Role-Based Access Control) role to a user? Practice, practice, practice.  See, because there’s this old joke where the one guy asks, “How do I get to Carnegie Hall?” and the other guys says, “Practice, practice, prac – “ Well, never mind. How do you really assign an RBAC role…