Category: Lync

2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 31,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 11 sold-out performances for that many …

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Finding “hidden” Lync PowerShell CmdLets

I don’t think it is any secret that almost any* administration that happens in Lync happens via PowerShell. The obvious use of this is by opening the Lync Server Management Shell and typing in some PowerShell commands. The slightly less obvious version of this is using the graphical Lync Server Control Panel. Something I’ve always …

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exchucutil.ps1 and the Verify Switch

In which Lync forces me to dig into the Exchange world again….. I got an excellent question as a followup to my post breaking down the exchucutil.ps1 script in excruciating detail. The questions by user “soder” basically asked if the –verify switch was still valid in the Exchange 2010/2013 versions of the script. In short – no. …

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Lync 2013 PreCall Diagnostics Released

Microsoft recently released the Lync 2013 PreCall Diagnostics tool. This can be found on the Windows Store. It is a Modern App so it requires at least Windows 8.0. I’ve tested it on Windows 8.1 and it work fine. It doesn’t appear to support Windows RT. The point of this app is to measure the …

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Grey Text in IM’s

Update 11 April 2014 – There is both a KB – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2941682 – and a fix for this issue – http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2880474 It took about 5.5 months but at least it is officially fixed now. Update – 26 February 2014 – It appears that Office 2013 SP1 fixes the font issue. Update – 24 February 2014 – The …

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Lync 2013 Spell Check

Earlier today, the Microsoft Lync Twitter account released a tweet with the following image: So this is great! The Update is available now too. So…uh…where is the update? Apparently it is part of an Office 2013 update. Remember, the Lync client is now being ruined handled by the Office team. So all you have to …

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The ExchUcUtil Script (and Why You May Never Need to Run It Again!)

Introduction In 100% of all documentation, it is clearly stated that in order to connect Microsoft Lync with Exchange Unified Messaging (UM) you need to run the ExchUCUtil.ps1 script. This article will detail what this script does and how you can configure your environment so that you will never have to run this script again. …

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Get a list of Lync SBA’s via PowerShell

*****Updated 26 September 2016***** Below is a much better way to get the list of SBA’s versus what I cobbled together below. It looks at all registrars. If it does not have webservices then it is assumed to be an SBA/SBS. *****Updated 24 June 2015***** I can’t find an easy way to get a list …

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Document Lync Server IP’s

I had the need to generate a list of all the IP addresses of our Lync environment. Unlike the screenshot’s below, the production environment I work in has hundreds of Lync servers scattered all around. So off to PowerShell I went and I whipped up this simple script. The first challenge is getting a list …

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Lync Mobility Randomly (not) Working

We got hit up with an issue this morning that Lync Mobilty 2010 was not working for one of our 2010 pools. We were able to validate this and – as a side note – found that not many people are using it as we didn’t get hammered with tickets as we usually do with …

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