• Blog Post: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 PowerShell FAQ

    Frequently Asked Questions Hello, and welcome to the new site devoted to Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and, in particular, to the new implementation of Windows PowerShell found in Lync Server 2010. What follows are the most frequently-asked questions about Lync Server 2010 and Windows PowerShell....
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Admin Guide: Managing Monitoring

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Create a Site Policy for Call Detail Recording To create a CDR policy for a site To enable Call Detail Recording for a site, use the New-CsCdrConfiguration cmdlet: New-CsCdrConfiguration...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Policy Default Values and Inheritance

    Where are policy defaults stored? Are they inherited from the global policy? Can I change the default values? For all intents and purposes, the default values for anything you can create in Lync Server PowerShell (which includes configuration settings as well as policies) are hard-wired into the...
  • 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: Lync Server Admin Guide: Configuring Voice Routing

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Configuring Dial Plans and Normalization Rules Create a Dial Plan To create a dial plan To create a new dial plan, use the New-CsDialPlan cmdlet: New-CsDialPlan...
  • Blog Post: How to Cheat at Sporcle

    By now we hope you've had the chance to try your hand at our initial contribution to Sporcle, the online site for "mentally stimulating diversions." If you managed to solve the puzzle, all we can say is this: Congratulations on a job well done! But what if you weren't able to solve the puzzle? What then...
  • Blog Post: Introducing Microsoft Lync Server 2010 with Windows PowerShell

    For the past couple of months we’ve been extolling the virtues of Microsoft Communications Server “14” and, in particular, the software’s implementation of Windows PowerShell. Well, you can forget everything we’ve told you up to this point (as if you hadn’t done so...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Admin Guide: Managing Users

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Search for Lync Server 2010 Users To search for one or more users To search for a user based on the value of a Microsoft Lync Server-specific attribute, use the Get-CsUser cmdlet...
  • Blog Post: Make This a Priority

    Whether we realize it or not, we prioritize just about everything we do throughout the day. It starts when we wake up in the morning: Do I sleep a little longer or do I get up so I can get to work on time? (That’s probably the toughest one right there.) When we get to work, is it more important...
  • 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: Active Directory Attributes in Lync Server 2010 and OCS 2007 R2

    Does Lync Server use the same Active Directory attributes and attribute values that Office Communications Server 2007 R2 used? Well, yes … and no. Note . Don't you just love it when you ask a yes/no question and you get back both yes and no as the answer? We didn't think so...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Admin Guide: Managing On-Premises Meetings

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Configuring Conferencing Settings Modify the Default Conferencing User Experience To modify the global conferencing policy To modify the global policy, use the Set-CsConferencingPolicy...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Admin Guide: Configuring Your Network

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Enabling Call Admission Control To enable CAC To enable Call Admission Control, use the Set-CsNetworkConfiguration cmdlet and set the EnableBandwidthPolicyCheck parameter to...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Admin Guide: Configuring Incoming Call Handling Features

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Configure Phone Number Extensions for Parking Calls Create a Call Park Orbit Range To create a new range of numbers for parking calls To create a new Call Park orbit range...
  • Blog Post: The TechReady 12 Q and A

    Several weeks ago your two favorite Lync Server PowerShell writers – no, not those guys; we meant us , you know, your two favorite Lync Server PowerShell writers. Remember? OK, fine. Several weeks ago our two favorite Lync Server PowerShell writers presented an instructor-led lab at Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: 21 Reasons to Use Windows PowerShell to Manage Microsoft Lync Server 2010

    Things… 21 Reasons to Use Windows PowerShell to Manage Lync Server 2010 So you've installed the Release Candidate of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 (finally) and, if you're like most people, the first thing you did was take a look at the Lync Server Control Panel, the new...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Admin Guide: Configure a New Trusted Application Server

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Configure a Trusted Application Pool To configure a trusted application server To create a new trusted application pool, use the New-CsTrustedApplicationPool cmdlet: New...
  • Blog Post: The Lync Server Deleteomatic

    Have Fun and Delete Things, Too: The All-New Lync Server Deleteomatic Between the Lync Server Management Shell, the Lync Server Control Panel, and all the assorted Lync Server Resource Kit tools you're probably thinking, "You know, I already have all the Lync Server management tools I could...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Admin Guide: Configuring Support for Clients and Devices

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Specify the Client Versions Supported in Your Organization To edit the default client version policy As a general rule, client version policies are most-easily edited by modifying...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Admin Guide: Edit or Configure Simple URLs

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Configure Simple URLs To configure simple URLs To define simple URLs for dial-in conferencing and meetings, use the following set of commands: $urlEntry = New-CsSimpleUrlEntry...
  • 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: Creating Your Own GUI Application

    Creating Your Own GUI Application (Création de Votre Propre Application GUI) This might come as a shock to many of you, but there was a time – a time long, long ago – when people didn't have cell phones. What could that even mean not to have cell phones? Well, for one thing...
  • Blog Post: How to Undo That Thing You Now Wish You Had Never Done in the First Place

    Although we can't guarantee this, we can pretty much guarantee this: once you've switched to Microsoft Lync Server 2010 you'll never have nightmares again. Or, at the very least, you'll never have nightmares about Microsoft Lync Server again. Ever. Note . A strong statement? Perhaps. On the...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Admin Guide: Change the Web Services URL

    This article is part of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide: PowerShell Supplement . Change the Web Services URL Configure Web Services To modify the Web Services URL used by external users, use the Set-CsWebServer cmdlet and set the value of the ExternalFqdn...
  • Blog Post: Lync Server Cmdlet Mind Maps

    Here at the Lync Server PowerShell blog, we’ve been providing you with as much information as we can on using the Windows PowerShell cmdlets that ship with Microsoft Lync Server. We have a full all-in-one list of cmdlet descriptions ; we have a section where we’ve mapped the UI to the cmdlets...