Microsoft Lync Remote PowerShell Administration

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Microsoft Lync PowerShell Cheat Sheet

I just posted my Microsoft Lync PowerShell Cheat Sheet on a new blog dedicated to Microsoft Lync:

Your can read about it and download it here:

In a nutshell it is a quick reference card for PowerShell use with Lync Server 2010.

Lync and OCS Administration Tools

A quick post with 5 key reminders about administering OCS and Lync in a coexistence scenario. As with previous OCS/Lync releases, the general rule is that you must use the administrative tools that ship with the server version that you want to manage.

1. The Lync Server Administration Tools Cannot be Installed Alongside the OCS 2007 [...]

Managing the OCS 2007 R2 QoE and CDR Data

The Call Detail Record (CDR) and Quality of Experience (QoE) data available through the OCS 2007 R2 Monitoring Server role enables very good usage and quality of experience reporting.  This blog post covers how to estimate the size of the database, and how to manage the database data rentention and purge time.

1) QoE and CDR Database [...]

OCS WMI Reference

OCS installs a set of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes that expose a wealth of information on everything from global settings about an OCS deployment, OCS user settings, or configuration information about a particular server. These classes can be used to programmatically gather configuration information, manage an OCS environment, and automate administrative tasks using a [...]

Importing and Exporting OCS User Contacts

There are several administrative uses for manipulating user contacts – the two primary uses are backup & restore, and inserting a standard set of contacts for an organization or department. There are two options available to import and export user contacts which I explain below.

 1) Command Line Tool (DBIMPEXP.EXE)

DBIMPEXP.EXE is a little-known tool which can [...]

Cast Your Vote for the OCS 2007 Powerpack

It was brought to my attention last week that the OCS 2007 PowerPack is in the running for’s best Exchange Unified Communication Product! If you’ve found this Powerpack useful and want to vote for it, you can by visiting’s web page: here.  The pack has been downloaded over 3400 times now!  Thanks to [...]

Provisioning OCS From the Command Line

At the heart of OCS administration is enabling or disabling a particular user for OCS 2007 and setting various OCS features (a.k.a. provisioning a user).  This can be done through the OCS Management Console, but many administrators ask how to do it through the command line so that this functionality can be integrated with existing [...]

OCS 2007 PowerGUI PowerPack Updated

In June I released an OCS 2007 PowerGUI powerpack.  PowerGUI is a free graphical interface to powershell, and I built the OCS powerpack which uses Powershell and the WMI provider to help the community use and manage Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.  The powerpack has recently been updated (last week) to support the latest version [...]