Test-EdgeConnectivity.ps1

The larger and more complex your on-prem SfB installation is, the greater the likelihood of encountering firewall problems. If you run this script on your Front-End server(s) it will: query the topology to find all of the Edge servers. (Add the “-site” switch to only retrieve those in a given topology site) initiate a TCP …

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VX says VVX “Not Acceptable Here”

Protocols and standards. We live and die by them, and while we can’t live without them, sometimes they can be a royal PITA. And so it is apparently, with Polycom’s interpretation of RFC4568 Session Description Protocol (SDP), with which I became all too familiar this week. I was called in to try and figure out …

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Adding Direct Trunk Select to Skype for Business

At about the same time any given Skype for Business deployment gains its second PSTN gateway / Session Border Controller, the old diagnostician in me wants a means to be able to directly send calls to each one individually. By being able to directly focus my outgoing calls on just one SBC I can confirm …

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MAdCaP.ps1 – A GUI for Lync Analog Devices & Common Area Phones

Creating and administering Analog Devices and Common Area Phones in Lync is sometimes a little tedious. I have a terrible record for forgetting to assign a PIN to Common Area Phones… Inspired by a customer (and to the horror of a purist peer) I’ve created a PowerShell script that provides a GUI for the administration …

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