Update June 28 - Want to see what happens when your personal blog recieves professional editing? See this post on Next Hop - http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/06/28/how-to-create-visio-and-excel-output-from-a-tbxml-file.aspx

I encountered a customer deployment in Office365 Dedicated where I needed to gain clarity on their deployed Lync topology. It was rather easy to ask the team for the Topology Builder output – tbxml but reading that in raw text is not preferred and while I installed the Topology Builder and could view it, that too is not what I wanted to see.

I did a quick search and found a blog that read as exactly what I wanted: Making sense of a TBXML

To resolve the unsigned script I recalled I needed to change a “permission” and ultimately found the syntax here  Be mindful to Start PowerShell using ‘Run as Administrator’

Set-Executionpolicy -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted

Trying to run the script immediately resulted in lots of errors and no exported content. I grabbed Office 2010, Visio 2010 and the Visio Templates as required and found success.

Here are screen shots of the Excel

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Lync Sites and Servers tab, more content exists than what is shown

 

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Management Info tab

 

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Services tab, more content exists than what is shown

 

Visio Screen Shot

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This was a great hour or two diversion from my normal project management duties and glad the script delivered what it promised.

TomL LCSKid