Update-SfbCertificate.ps1

Skype for Business – like so much else these days – relies on PKI certificates, and the community has risen to the opportunity with some great tools to help us manage them. Here are two in my “essentials” kit: Check out the “Lync Certificates Report“: If you’ve not found it already, Guy Bachar & Yoav …

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Compare-PkiCertificates.ps1

I recently went looking for a script that would compare two “identical” certificates for me and highlight the differences between them. I drew a blank. It might be out there, but I missed it – so I wrote my own. “Compare-PkiCertificates.ps1” takes the thumbprints of two certificates you expect to be similar or identical, and …

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Mucking with MWI – Part I

In the process of migrating a customer to Lync recently we inherited an obligation to provide a *BIG* Message Waiting Indicator (MWI) light when-ever a voicemail message arrived in a particular high-priority mailbox. We figured there were a number of ways we could do this: Optically couple to the MWI LED on an LPE or …

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New-LyncMeetingWarmup

Complaints regarding a slow meeting join process in Lync aren’t at all uncommon, and in many cases are actually as a result of IIS’s automatic recycling process, itself intended to improve reliability of the IIS websites. Drago Totev has published a fantastic process by which you can ensure your Lync IIS application pools are always …

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Set-SfBClientWarnings.ps1

I recently rebuilt my PC and was annoyed by Skype for Business popping all of the newbie nag messages that I’d previously suppressed. “There has to be a way to suppress these en-masse” I say to myself. Whilst trawling through the Registry to find them it also occurred to me that when I’m delivering end-user …

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Get-ReplicationHealth.ps1

My current work project is to add an Australia-wide Lync deployment into a much larger global installation. As part of this I’ve found it’s sometimes a challenge to monitor just those bits that I’m responsible for. The Command “get-CsManagementStoreReplicationStatus” – or “get-CsMana<tab><tab>” as I prefer to call it – outputs too much “noise”, scrolling many …

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