Windows Azure Pack – Scom Management Pack – 404 Errors After Deployment in SCOM Management Console

  Today I needed to deploy the SCOM Management Pack for Windows Azure Pack into my lab environment First I download the bits from here –> http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38414 I unpacked it and imported it… I was thinking fantastic! this is really awesome and such an easy install… Here is where the problem began… so after 5…

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Lync Automated IM and Audio Call For Testing

REEDIT: Original Credit to http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2011/05/05/sendim.aspx nexthop guys… I add the audio part which is not that hard 😉  Today I want to show you a script that will automate the testing of IM and Audio Calls. Think if you have critical systems that you need to know that the handsets re-registered properly after a system reboot…

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Troubleshooting Windows Azure – Not Able To Connect to Remote Powershell to VM

  I was working on an issue of trying to connect to powershell remote on an Azure VM. I get the following error “Connecting the remote Server XXXX failed with the following….” There is some things you need to have in place first before being able to connect so I hope this little guide provides…

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Private Cloud - A Journey Part 1 (from a PFE point of view)

A few weeks back I was in Las Vegas! Attending the MMS 2013 Summit. After attending the keynote and given I have seen most of the demo’s before that weredisplayed during the session, I am still impressed by what you can do natively in the Microsofttechnology stack. On a more serious note, Microsoft are not…

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Powershell - Lync Get All Users Last Registration Time From Front End

this takes doug’s concept (http://blogs.technet.com/b/dodeitte/archive/2011/05/11/how-to-get-the-last-time-a-user-registered-with-a-front-end.aspx)  and just runs it in powershell query and outputs the results to a text file to allow you to search its simple but effective 🙂   param ([parameter(mandatory=$true)] [string]$lyncsrvfqdn) $outputfile = “LyncUserLastLogon.txt”$outputdir = $env:Userprofile + “\Desktop”$output = $outputdir + “\” + $outputfile $SqlServer = $lyncsrvfqdn + “\RTCLOCAL”$SqlCatalog = “RTCDYN”$SqlQuery =…

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Simple Print Queue Monitor - Powershell

its taking me a long time to get back to this… been super busy in work which is always a good thing! here is some sample code which will allow you to create a very simple print queue monitor and log the details out to a csv file for further manipulation…     <#.SYNOPSISThis is…

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Powershell - Mass Import and Enable Lync Users For EV

For my own reference 🙂 but feel free to use!   first create a file on your desktop called import.csv the format should be something like   firstname,lastname,samaccountname,phonenumber,extensionjohn,doe,jdoe,+35312791234,1234sean,test,test,+12312312312,1234   now copy the following script and name it whatever you want .ps1 🙂   and just run it!   ############################################################################################# import-module lync $path = $env:USERPROFILE +…

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Lync Patching Guide v1.1

just updated the guide to 1.1   i have added devices and clients in…..   hope it is useful for you!     Patching Document For Lync Infrastructure V1.1.pdf

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IPv6 For the IT Pro

IPv6 can be quite confusing so my goal with this doc is a short intro to IPv6 but try and keep it relevant to what you already know in IPv4. Feedback is always welcome! 🙂   IPv6 For the IT Pro.docx

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