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PowerShell Script: Install-Lync2010Mobility.ps1

Not a new requirement, but I recently had to install the Lync Mobility bits on a number of Lync Pools, so wrote a script to quickly streamline the process. If you have multiple pools the script will present you with a list to choose from. This script will copy the mobility msi to the correct location, run boostrapper, set the ports for mobility and renew and assign a new certificate to the SE/FE...

What are the 21 PowerShell Cmdlets added to Lync 2010 since RTM?

Did you know that since Lync 2010 RTM we’ve gained 21 PowerShell Cmdlets in Cumulative Updates to manage mobility options? Here are the additional Cmdlets added up to the June 2012 Cumulative Update. Get-CsAutodiscoverConfiguration New-CsAutodiscoverConfiguration Remove-CsAutodiscoverConfiguration Set-CsAutodiscoverConfiguration Returns/New/Removes/Sets information about the Autodiscover...

Creating Hyper-V 3 Differencing Disks in Server 2012 with GUI and PowerShell

I’m not sure how this feature passed me by up until now. Differencing Disks are like VMware Linked Clones, you have Parent VHD and a number of linked VHD\VHDX for VMs that only record the changes from the Parent. A full Server 2008 R2 VHDX is around 11GB, a sysprep’d Differencing disk is around 1GB, meaning more machines in less space, ideal for Test and Dev. I’ve now got a SSD in my lab Server...

Microsoft UC User Group London July Event Announced and New The UC Architects Podcast

Two exciting things I wanted to make everyone aware of. One, Microsoft UC User Group London has announced the date for out 1st Birthday event, the agenda is still under wraps, but it will be at Microsoft’s London Office on July 26th. It would be great to see you there. Details here: Secondly, I’ve joined a number of great UC guys in a new UC focused podcast. The 1st episode is out now. The idea...

TechEd NA 2012 Lync Session Videos available, download them all with PowerShell

  Microsoft do a great job of making the content from TechEd available to stream or download on their Channel 9 portal. You can download them in .wmv or .mp4. You can click here to search for all the Lync Videos or see the individual sessions below. Or you can use a PowerShell script like this to download them all   Lync 2010: Planning Voice Features, Subbu Chandarasekaran Lync 2010:...

Lync 2010 CU June 2012 (CU6) Download Links

  Lync CU6 updates are available now for client, server and phone edition. KB’s and Links below Product Version KBs Download Lync 2010 (64bit client) 4.0.7577.4103 2701664 Download Link Lync 2010 (32bit client) 4.0.7577.4103 2701664 Download Link Server Lync Server 2010 4.0.7577.199 2493736 Download Link Group Chat Lync 2010 Group Chat Client 4.0.7577.4102 2701665 Download Link Lync 2010...

Zero Install Taskbar “Metro Start Button” for Windows 8 and Server 2012

I’ve been using Windows 8 since CP and have now installed the Windows 8 Release Preview and Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate. I’m particularly excited about Hyper-V 3 (on client and server) and all the new PowerShell coverage. The new Metro interface is interesting, to be honest at the moment for me it’s really primarily a pretty “full screen start menu/app launcher” but I’m glad Microsoft...

How to Disable Remote Desktop (RDP) from listening on an External NIC

Of course you’ll usually have you Lync Edge server (or any other server in your DMZ) behind a firewall with only selected ports open, and/or at the very least have the Windows Firewall on, however in certain situations it’s good to know how to stop Remote Desktop Service listening on the external network interface. If you do have RDP listening on an Internet accessible NIC you’ll soon see a lot...

Tom Talks Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business thoughts and news