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  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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 –...
  • Blog Post: 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 all, anyone...
  • Blog Post: 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 Role-Based Access...
  • Blog Post: A Brief Introduction to Role-Based Access Control – Part 1

    “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” That, by the way, is excellent advice … unless, of course, you happen to be a Microsoft Lync Server 2010 administrator charged with managing thousands of users and multiple sites. After all, in a case like that, doing it yourself...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...
  • Blog Post: 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...