One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 13


Welcome back to the weekly Lync Server PowerShell One of These Things is Not Like the Others challenge. We should probably point out to everyone that this is the 13th Challenge in the series. If this challenge proves to be unlucky, well, don't say we didn't warn you.

 

Note. Just in case you're wondering what the heck we're talking about (you'd be surprised how often that happens), in many western cultures 13 is considered an unlucky number. For example, tall buildings often omit the 13th floor. (That doesn't mean there's a big empty space in the middle of the building, just that you have a 12th floor and a 14th floor, but no 13th floor.) Many airplanes do not have a 13th row, and in a number of European cities you'll have a house with an address like 12 Cucina Avenue and another with an address like 14 Cucina Avenue. The house in the middle? 12 ½ Cucina Avenue.

 

Like we said, this is a western world superstition; we've heard that in many parts of the eastern world, 4 is considered an unlucky number. Although, if you add the digits in 13 (1 + 3) you get – hmmm, interesting ….

 

At any rate, for those of you with a crazy, reckless, devil-may-care attitude, here's this week's challenge. Which of the following Lync Server PowerShell cmdlets is not like the others (and yes, this is a tricky one, at least in our opinion):

 

Stop-CsWindowsService

Get-CsAdUser

Set-CsUserAcp

New-CsServerApplication

 

 

Note. So why is 13 considered an unlucky number? There's definitely disagreement on that. Some people think it has to do with there being 13 people in attendance at the Last Supper; others suggest it has to do with the Norse god Loki crashing a party as the 13th guest. (And then, if that wasn't bad enough, killing the Norse god Baldr while at that same party.) Regardless, the authors of the Lync Server PowerShell blog don't believe that the number 13 is unlucky. After all, throughout his athletic career one of the authors always wore number 13, and look at how well he turned out.

 

You know, on second thought ….

 

 

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