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Weekend Scripter: Basic Lync Server 2013 Backup and Restore—Part 2

Summary: Use native automation and Windows PowerShell cmdlets to back up Lync Server 2013. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here to finish up my crazy weekend fun automating Lync backup. So we've already gone through probably the trickiest part, which is getting the bulk of the Lync server infrastructure backed up. To read about that, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Managing Lync Server 2013 with Windows PowerShell—Part 3

Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to remove Active Directory users for Lync. Honorary Scripting Guy, Sean Kearney, is here.      Note This is the third part in a series. You might also enjoy reading: Yesterday, we learned that in Lync, you can "disable" a user or you can "remove" a user. We actually disabled the Lync user in that post...

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