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  • Blog Post: Haiku #98

    Elves are useless. Try The UserReplicator Cmdlets instead. You'll have to forgive the author of today's haiku for being a bit excited and distracted this morning: after all, later on today he gets to attend his first ELF meeting! Now, before you get too excited and distracted, the author...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #106

    A star is born: Keep Lync and AD in synch with Update database. Hey, everyone, and please accept our apologies for being so late with today's haiku. Remember the old ad slogan "A day without orange juice is like a day without sunshine?" Well, here at the Lync Server PowerShell blog we like...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #85

    Password expire and The machines fall silent. Where Could Kerberos be? Last night the author of today's haiku spent 45 minutes at the gym, dutifully working out on the StairMaster. Because there was nothing even remotely interesting on TV (hockey? soccer? golf reruns ?!?) that left him alone...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #81

    Who are you and what Services are you running? Tell me, CS Pool. If you've been following the news over the past few days, you might have heard reports that one legendary Microsoft employee has written a book that takes a few digs at another legendary Microsoft employee. We wanted to take...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #79

    Read label before Using: the CS AD Domain cmdlets. Last night the author of today's haiku faced a crisis: he turned on the TV, and couldn't find a basketball game to save his soul! (Yes, there was an NBA game on, but he wanted to watch real basketball.) Faced with the prospect of having to...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #137

    I sense a very Real connection between us. CS Management. Yesterday the author of today's haiku was the lone member of the user assistance (UA) team to sit in on a meeting. As such, he was almost immediately peppered with questions about documentation: "Do you know who's going to be...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #108

    Sunshine? Bah! We have Interface cmdlets to Brighten up our days. To begin with, we'd like to reassure everyone that, after the crazy day we had yesterday, everything appears to be back to normal this morning. What was so crazy about yesterday? Well, for one thing, when the author of today...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #90a

    It's déjà vu all Over again: we're back with Another haiku. Before we get started, we have request to make: if any of you think that you're having a bad day, well, the author of today's haiku doesn't want to hear about it. Here's the kind of day that he's been having. He came...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #96

    Please don't boo: today We are talking about the User database. This past weekend the author of today's Lync Server PowerShell haiku spent some time watching the Seattle Mariners play the Oakland Athletics. Note . Why was he watching the Seattle Mariners? That's a good question,...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #102

    And if I haver Then I must not be running CsReplica. Back in the 1990s, the Scottish folk rock band The Proclaimers released a song – I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) – that included these lyrics: And if I haver Yeah I know I'm gonna be I'm gonna be the man who's havering...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Admin Guide: Managing External Connectivity

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Enable or Disable External User Access for Your Organization Enable or Disable Remote User Access for Your Organization To enable or disable remote user access for your organization...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #94

    Every day's a good Day thanks to Merge Legacy Topology. Yay! Yesterday was Positive Day here at the Lync Server PowerShell blog, a day when the non-author of today's haiku decided to think only about the good things in life, and not say a single negative thing all day. How well did Positive...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #97

    The topology Cmdlets: When your actions Need to be active. The author of today's Lync Server PowerShell haiku learned something new yesterday: he learned that when the military takes up arms these days, they don't go into battle or fight a war or do anything distasteful like that. Instead...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #154

    I now pronounce you The brand new CMS store. Congratulations! Well, it's Monday, the day after yet another absolutely thrilling weekend here in the greater Seattle area. How thrilling was this past weekend? Well, on Sunday, the temperature topped out at a scorching 62 degrees Fahrenheit!...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #179

    Why do you want to Run computer cmdlets? Just because they're there. For those of you who've been sitting up all night waiting for the final outcome, you can finally rest assured: Sunset Peak has been conquered! Yes, it's true: yesterday afternoon the author of today's haiku (and his...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Admin Guide: Managing Computers in Your Topology

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . View a List of Computers Running Lync Server 2010 To view a list of computers running Lync Server Although not quite a perfect match, the following script largely replicates...
  • Blog Post: Haiku #90

    Raw oyster? Broiled dog? Maybe we should just run a Cmdlet instead. In the move Blade Runner , the bad guys were the replicants, incredibly powerful and intelligent robots that were virtually indistinguishable from human beings. In fact, in the movie the only way to determine who was a replicant...