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  • Blog Post: Haiku #70

    The answers you seek Lie not in your heart. They are In the Lync archive. Today is March 18 th , which, as you probably know, is one of the two most exciting days of the year. After all – what's that? Well, yes, as a matter of fact, March 18 th is the Anniversary of the Oil Expropriation...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #168

    What? There's a haiku Hiatus?!? Good thing there are Voicemail policies. We apologize for this, but we need to begin today's haiku with a little bad news: this is probably going to be the last daily Lync Server PowerShell haiku until Wednesday, August 10 th . Note . Wow: that's the...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #194

    Turn out the lights, the Party's over: today's our Last haiku (for now). Today is a very auspicious, and somewhat sad, occasion: it marks, for the moment anyway, the end of the Lync Server PowerShell Haiku of the Day. (Trust us, we thought this day would never come, either.) Believe it or...
  • Blog Post: Show me as Inactive when my computer has been idle for this many minutes

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ IdleThreshold Allowed registry values Any integer value between 5 and 360, inclusive (represents time, in minutes) Registry value type REG_DWORD Default setting 5...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #57

    There are two kinds of People in the world: users And AD contacts. Many years ago the humorist Robert Benchley noted that, "There are two kinds of people in the world: those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world and those who don't." Ever since then, people have hopped onto...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #136

    Daylight beckons but The windows just won't open. Audio testing. Happy Summer Solstice everyone! Yes, today is June 21 st , which means it's once again the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Note . Slight clarification: we should say that today is the day that has the...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #121

    The name says it all: Set Mediation Server. Sheer poetry, eh? OK, we concede: we have met our match. Up to this point we assumed that the Lync Server PowerShell Haiku of the Day represented the finest poetry being written anywhere in the world. But then we received the following email in...
  • Blog Post: Not Like the Others: Challenge 10 Hint

    Once again we’re not sure we really need to give you a hint to this week’s Challenge : the early returns suggest that most people are coming up with pretty good answers all by themselves. Still, we promised to give you a hint every Thursday and, except for the promises that we break, we never...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Admin Guide: Configuring Security

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Create a New Registrar To create a Registrar To create a new collection of proxy configuration settings, use the New-CsProxyConfiguration cmdlet: New-CsProxyConfiguration...
  • Blog Post: Mute incoming IM alert sounds when viewing an IM conversation

    Registry locations HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\ suspendSoundWhenConversationWindowInForeground Allowed registry values · 0 – Lync will not suppress instant message sounds when the Conversation window is the active window · 1 – Lync...
  • Blog Post: Today is Bonus Haiku Day!

    We know you all read the Daily Haiku here on the Lync Server PowerShell blog every single day. But do you ever think “You know, that haiku is so good, I wish there were two every day”? If so, unlike the author of the daily haiku, today is your lucky day. Today is Bonus Lync Server PowerShell...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #80

    That's alright, sir. We Don’t need your name and password. CS client certs. To be honest, we're not sure if we're supposed to be blogging about this, but we are so excited that we just had to tell someone . To make a long story short, we recently saw a prototype of the next version...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #41

    For they are the most Interesting cmdlets In the world: LisSwitch. If you watch any TV at all (and, come on, admit it: everyone watches at least some TV) then you've no doubt seen the Most Interesting Man in the World commercials . These commercials feature, well, the most interesting man...
  • Blog Post: News: Managing Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Using Remote PowerShell

    You don't have to be working on your server machine to manage Microsoft Lync Server 2010 with PowerShell, all you really need is Windows PowerShell 2.0 and this Quick Start guide: Quick Start: Managing Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Using Remote PowerShell . This guide will take you through, step-by-step...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Admin Guide: Prevent New Connections to Lync Server 2010 for Server Maintenance

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Prevent New Connections to Lync Server To prevent new connections to Lync Server 2010 To prevent new connections to Lync Server, use the Set-Service cmdlet to pause the RTCSRV...
  • Blog Post: If I Run Disable-CsUser Against a User Who Only Has a SIP Address Will That Delete the SIP Address?

    This was an easy one: you bet that Disable-CsUser will delete the SIP address. The basic premise is this: we have a user who has been assigned a SIP address; to be a little more specific, we have a user who has a value assigned to the Active Directory attribute msRTCSIP-PrimaryUserAddress. We haven't...
  • Blog Post: List All the Users Who Use a Specific Gateway

    Back here at the Windows PowerShell cave on the Microsoft campus we’ve set up an internal SharePoint site where people can make suggestions for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 scripts they’d like someone to write. Note . In case you’re wondering, the Windows PowerShell cave is an exact...
  • Blog Post: Get-CsUser: The Real Story

    You know how they say that you shouldn’t believe everything you read? Well, as it turns out, that’s pretty good advice … even for things you read here on this Web site. What do we mean by that? Well, from the beginning of time generation after generation of Communications Server...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #6

    I once was lost but Now I'm found. Thank you, Update-CsAddressBook. Well, we're back after an extended break for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. (What do you mean you didn't even know we were gone? Ah, now you've gone and hurt our feelings ….) If you're not familiar with Thanksgiving...
  • Blog Post: Enable Users from an Excel File

    You might find this hard to believe, but there have been times when people have actually criticized Microsoft software. It's true: not every product that we've released has been universally acclaimed as the greatest software product ever released. But that's the nature of the software business: sometimes...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #64

    What? No Response Group Today? So what do we talk About? Registrars? As hard as this is, it's best to get it out of the way right from the start. We have some bad news for you today: after three straight days of talking about how to configure Response Group questions and answers , we're not...
  • Blog Post: One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 6

    One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 6 Today is Presidents Day in the U.S., a day when schools are closed, government offices are closed, and even people who don't officially get the day off often take some vacation time and stay as far away from work as they possibly can. ...
  • Blog Post: Not Like the Others: Challenge 1

    One of These Things is Not Like the Others: Challenge 1 As promised, the very first One of These Things is Not Like the Others challenge (sure to become a collector's item). Let's get right down to business: which of these Lync Server PowerShell cmdlets is not like the others? ...
  • Blog Post: New Article: Active Directory Phone Numbers and Line URIs: Together at Last!

    You asked for it, you got it. (Well, maybe you didn't ask for it, but somebody did.) Here you are with Acitive Directory full of users who have phone numbers, but who don't have Line URIs. How in the world do you convert those phone numbers to valid Line URIs and assign them to the users? Well, it's...
  • Blog Post: Assign Line URIs to Multiple Users

    Submitted by Scott Stubberfield and Nick Smith, Microsoft When you enable a user for Enterprise Voice (Microsoft’s implementation of Voice over IP) you also need to assign that user a line URI (i.e., a telephone number). Assign a line URI to one user? Here’s a command that can do that...