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  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Basic Lync Server 2013 Backup and Restore—Part 2

    Summary : Use native automation and Windows PowerShell cmdlets to back up Lync Server 2013. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here to finish up my crazy weekend fun automating Lync backup. So we've already gone through probably the trickiest part, which is getting the bulk of the Lync...
  • Blog Post: Weekend Scripter: Basic Lync Server 2013 Backup and Restore—Part 1

    Summary : Learn how to make a rudimentary backup for a simple Lync Server environment. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here. Today we're going to play a game of "Let's Pretend." Let's pretend you got hired in a new company or are taking over from someone who had to...
  • Blog Post: Managing Lync Server 2013 with Windows PowerShell—Part 5

    Summary : Learn about basic Lync auditing. Hey, Scripting Guy! I go sites and need to work on various Lync servers. Often my first challenge is getting their configuration. Where do I start? —RD Hello RD, Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here to help you out with a little...
  • Blog Post: Managing Lync Server 2013 with Windows PowerShell—Part 4

    Summary : Have a rollback plan for disabling a user in Lync. Hey, Scripting Guy! Before I shut down all of these Lync accounts on our environment, my boss would like to see what my rollback plan is. Other than restoring from backup, is there a quicker "undo" I can leverage by using Windows...
  • Blog Post: Managing Lync Server 2013 with Windows PowerShell—Part 3

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to remove Active Directory users for Lync. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here. Note This is the third part in a series. You might also enjoy reading: Managing Lync Server 2013 with Windows PowerShell—Part 1 Learn how to enable users. Managing...
  • Blog Post: Managing Lync Server 2013 with Windows PowerShell—Part 2

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to disable Active Directory users for Lync. Hey, Scripting Guy! I was so happy yesterday! I spun up thousands of users in Lync, and it worked beautifully. But now management has come back and indicated that it should not be enabled for our temporary staff. How can...
  • Blog Post: Managing Lync Server 2013 with Windows PowerShell—Part 1

    Summary : Use Windows PowerShell to enable Active Directory users for Lync. Hey, Scripting Guy! We just spun up our Lync server, and I need to know a very easy way to enable groups of users. I have over 10,000 records to enable and not quite enough coffee to click the mouse button all that fast! ...
  • Blog Post: New User Exchange & Lync Settings

    Summary: Guest blogger Tim Bolton discusses a script to create new Exchange uses and Lync settings. Microsoft Scripting Guy, Ed Wilson, is here. Today we have a special treat – a cool Windows PowerShell script to create new Exchange users and the associated Lync settings. Tim has written a very...