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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 deploy a simple Lync infrastructure. This will be a bit more complex ...

PowerTip: Get List of Blocked Domains on Lync with PowerShell

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to get a list of all domains that are blocked from federating with Lync.  I am auditing a client's Lync server and need to pull up a list of all the Domains that are presently blocked or not blocked with Lync. How can I easily do that with PowerShell?  Run the Get-CSBlockedDomain cmdlet: GET-...

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 PowerShell? —LN  Hello again LN! Honorary ...

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