Skype for Business – Hide Response Group from Address Book
Apr15

Skype for Business – Hide Response Group from Address Book

Back in 2012 I wrote a post on how to hide Response Groups from the Address Book in Lync 2010 using ADSI Edit.  The same process also applied to Lync 2013.  Original Article: http://chrishayward.co.uk/2012/10/16/hiding-response-groups-from-address-book-lync-server-2010/ The original article involved finding the Response Group AD Object manually using ADSI Edit and changing the msExchHideFromAddressLists (Exchange property) to TRUE....

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Skype for Business – Get QoS Configuration with PowerShell
Jan26

Skype for Business – Get QoS Configuration with PowerShell

When configuring QoS (Quality of Service) in Microsoft Lync / Skype for Business you need to modify the media port ranges for various Services and Configuration using PowerShell. Pat Richard has made a brilliant QoS calculator for Lync/Skype for Business here http://www.ehloworld.com/2821.  The calculator will provide you with the PowerShell commands required to configure QoS port ranges and the GPO’s.  The calculator also gives...

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SCOM / SCCM – Script install on DMZ or Workgroup Machine
Dec22

SCOM / SCCM – Script install on DMZ or Workgroup Machine

This is a very rough and ready script to install Microsoft SCCM 2012 R2 and SCOM 2012 R2 on a non-domain joined Windows Server 2012 R2 (e.g. DMZ).  The script is provided “As is” so please test it thoroughly on your environment.  You will need to modify the script to suit your environment, you will notice there are no variables configured etc. On this environment SCOM and SCCM were both configured to use certificates...

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Skype for Business  2015 – Automated Backup Script
Nov27

Skype for Business 2015 – Automated Backup Script

A few years ago I created a Lync 2013 backup script that would backup data from all servers in the Topology. Lync 2013 Automated Backup Script This script also works with Skype for Business 2015 but it specifically backed up Response Group and User data by identifying the pool version.  The script below has been updated and tested on SfB 2015. PowerShell <# Author: Chris Hayward, chrishayward.co.uk Purpose: Centralised script to...

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Hyper-V 2012 R2- Replica Email Notification Script
Nov17

Hyper-V 2012 R2- Replica Email Notification Script

Here is an example Hyper-V replica email notification script. Scenario is Hyper-V cluster replicating business critical VMs to a single Hyper-V host.  The script can be ran as a scheduled task on the DR Hyper-V host to send email notifications.  The account running the script must have Hyper-V permissions. Script: Hyper-V 2012 Replica Email Script PowerShell # Created by Chris Hayward # Purpose - To send a daily email displaying...

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