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…


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…


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


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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