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Removing PIC Federation Configuration for AOL and Yahoo!

In November of 2012, Microsoft announced that Public IM Connectivity (“PIC”) federation for AOL and Yahoo! would be ending. Microsoft gave a good advanced warning, eventually saying it would cease on June 30, 2014. They held true to that date, and connectivity via the traditional methods is no longer available. Some have even reported that Yahoo! federation stopped working as early as April 2014.

I’ve run some reporting using Get-CsFederatedConversationDetails.ps1 and verified that other than my occasional conversations with dear old Mom, no one was using these PIC providers. So no big loss, and certainly, no business impact. But, for those orgs that DO require connectivity to AOL, such as some of the hedge fund groups, AOL does have a service that will allow your users to communicate with AOL users. It does. however, require a monthly per user fee. More information can be found at https://aimenterprise.aol.com/microsoft/.

For now, any AOL or Yahoo! contacts that users have in their contacts list will show as Presence Unknown.

It now makes sense to remove the related configuration for your Lync config – if you had it configured previously. PIC federation is configured via Public Providers. We can see the public providers configured via the Get-CsPublicProvider cmdlet, as shown below.

LSMS - before

Removing the configuration for AOL and Yahoo! can be performed with one line of code.

Get-CsPublicProvider | Where-Object {$_.ProxyFQDN -eq "sip.oscar.aol.com" -or $_.ProxyFQDN -eq "lcsap.msg.yahoo.com"} | Remove-CsPublicProvider

This will remove just the AOL and Yahoo! public providers, and leave any others, like Skype, as shown below when running Get-CsPublicProvider again.

LSMS - after

If you’re a little apprehensive about using PowerShell (and you shouldn’t be - embrace the shell!), we can also remove the public providers in the Lync Server Control Panel. Navigate to Federation and External Access>SIP Federated Providers. You’ll see a list of both public and hosted providers as shown below.

LSCP - before

Merely select the appropriate provider you’d like to remove, select Edit>Delete. Once you’ve removed both the AOL and Yahoo! providers, you’re left with any remaining public and hosted providers as shown below.

LSCP - after

Once clients refresh their config, the options for AOL and Yahoo! will no longer be available when adding new contacts.

client

Users wills still need to manually remove AOL and Yahoo! federated contacts from their contacts list, though.

Script: Get-CsFederatedConversationDetails.ps1 – See Stats About Conversations With Specific Federated Domains

May 13, 2014 9 comments

Lync 2013 logo 128x128Description

Richard Schwendiman, PFE at Microsoft, came up with a great SQL query that you could plug into SQL Server Management Studio to see time & date info for conversations with federated or PIC domains. In Richard’s case, he used the aol.com PIC domain. Since PIC federation with AOL and Yahoo is ending next month, I thought this was great timing on Richard’s part. But sometimes, Lync admins can’t login to SQL servers to run queries due to security policy. Plus, the query is something you’d have to keep handy and edit accordingly each time you wanted to get data. So I figured – hey, why not whip up a quick script to allow an admin to query SQL for this data, allowing for any domain and time frame to be specified? Poof – out comes my script.

This script will query a specific SQL server for information about a specific federated SIP domain. The domain does NOT need to be in the allowed domains list if you’re open federating. Any SIP domain name works. You can specify a start date/time in the yyyy-MM-dd format, such as 2014-05-13 using the -TimeSpan parameter. Or, you can use some handy ranges I’ve included, including LastWeek (the last 7 days), Last30Days, Last year (last 365 days), FirstOfYear or ThisYear (since Jan. 1), FirstOfMonth or ThisMonth (since the 1st of the month), FirstOfWeek or ThisWeek (since Sunday). Optionally, you can specify an end date/time in the yyyy-MM-dd format. This script will default to FirstOfYear with no end date, and aol.com for the domain. As we see below, only the SQL server holding the LcsCDR database is queried.

aol3

Now, from this output, we see that there is not a lot of communications with people on AOL since the first of the year. The upcoming change should have very little impact.

If you’re using a named instance in SQL, you can specify it as well.

The script outputs a full object, just like other cmdlets, so you can pipe it to other commands to alter the display, including sorting, or my favorite, Out-GridView, as well as outputting to files such as .csv.

Hopefully, this tool will make life a little easier in digging out data.

Syntax

Get-CsFederatedConversationDetails.ps1 [[-SqlServer] ] [[-SqlInstance] ] [[-SipDomain] ] [[-TimeSpan] <object>] [[-EndDate] <object>] [-WhatIf ] [-Confirm ] [<commonparameters>]</commonparameters></object>

Installation

Execution Policy: Third-party PowerShell scripts may require that the PowerShell Execution Policy be set to either AllSigned, RemoteSigned, or Unrestricted. The default is Restricted, which prevents scripts – even code signed scripts – from running. For more information about setting your Execution Policy, see Using the Set-ExecutionPolicy Cmdlet.

Assumptions

None

Download

v1.0 – 05-13-2014 – Get-CsFederatedConversationDetails.v1.0.zip

Changelog

See the changelog for information on what’s changed/included in each version.

 

Changelog: Get-CsFederatedConversationDetails.ps1

This is the changelog page for Get-CsFederatedConversationDetails.ps1. You will find a complete list of released versions, their dates, and the features and issues addressed in each. Please refer to the script’s main page for more information including download links, installation details, and more.

v1.0 – 05-13-2014

  1. Initial version

One liners: Get All Exchange Users Who Are Configured for Forwarding

Exchange 2013 logo 128x128Due to some legal requirements, I had a needed to list all users who were configured in Exchange to forward elsewhere. This was to ensure that mail wasn’t automatically leaving the environment. A simple, single line in the shell is all that’s needed to give me what I need.

Open Exchange Management Shell, and enter this:

Get-Mailbox -Resultsize Unlimited | ? {$_.ForwardingAddress}

We can clean this up and make it a little more presentable using something like:

Get-Mailbox -Resultsize Unlimited | ? {$_.ForwardingAddress} | select Name, @{Expression={$_.ForwardingAddress};Label="Forwarded to"}, @{Expression={$_.DeliverToMailboxAndForward};Label="Mailbox & Forward"}

And the results are a small table that shows the user name, which object mail is being forwarded to, and whether the mailbox is configured to both store and forward:

forwardedusers

This allowed me to take a look at those user accounts, and disable the forwarding, forcing the users to use their Exchange mailbox.

For a long list, or if you just want the info in a file, we can export the results to a .csv using Export-Csv. To do this, use:

Get-Mailbox -Resultsize Unlimited | ? {$_.ForwardingAddress -ne $null} | select Name, @{Expression={$_.ForwardingAddress};Label="Forwarded to"}, @{Expression={$_.DeliverToMailboxAndForward};Label="Mailbox & Forward"} | Export-Csv c:\forwardedusers.csv -NoTypeInformation

Script: Grant-CsPolicyByADGroup.ps1 – Assign Lync Policies to Users According to AD Group

September 10, 2012 10 comments

Lync 2013 logo 128x128This idea is from a LinkedIn post that I responded to. The original poster wanted to know if there was a way to manage Lync external access policies based on AD group membership. Absolutely!

This is a fairly simple script that uses a scheduled task that runs every 4 hours, looks at the members of a given AD security group, including nested groups, and applies a Lync policy to each member. The name of the AD security group and the type and name of the policy are all configurable. The ActiveDirectory and Lync PowerShell modules are used to complete this. The actual moving parts are pretty simple – really just two lines of code. But some extra error catching, installation code, and safeguards make it a tad bigger.

Caveat – users get policies when they launch the Lync client. So even though a policy might be assigned to a user, they won’t see any change until the client is restarted.

Caveat #2 – if you configure this script with several scheduled tasks to handle different policies and different AD groups, make sure users don’t end up in multiple groups, or you could have unintended results. Also removing a user from a group does NOT revert their policy back. The reason I didn’t add that is because moving a user from one group to another could cause problems if the script set them back to a default policy, yet another group needed to change it to a different policy.

Installation

Execution Policy: Third-party PowerShell scripts may require that the PowerShell Execution Policy be set to either AllSigned, RemoteSigned, or Unrestricted. The default is Restricted, which prevents scripts – even code signed scripts – from running. For more information about setting your Execution Policy, see Using the Set-ExecutionPolicy Cmdlet.

Download the script from the DOWNLOAD section below. Open it in your favorite text editor.

Find the line that reads

[string]$GroupDN = "",

and put the Distinguished Name of the group in between the quotes. For example

[string]$GroupDN = "CN=Lync Policy Group,DC=contoso,DC=com",

Next, define the policy that will be granted to members of the group. Find the line that reads

[string]$PolicyName = "",

and put the name of the Lync policy in between those quotes, such as

[string]$PolicyName = "Executives External Access Policy",

The last thing we need to do in the script file is define what KIND of policy we’re going to grant.

Find the line that reads

[string]$PolicyType = "ExternalAccess",

And adjust accordingly. The allowed values are Archiving,Client,ClientVersion,Conferencing,ExternalAccess,HostedVoicemail,Location,Mobility,Pin,Presence,Voice to represent the various types of policies you can apply to a user. The default is ExtnerAccess.

Next, ensure that the server where the script will run has both the ActiveDirectory and Lync PowerShell modules installed. Domain controllers typically have the ActiveDirectory module, and Lync servers have the Lync module. Install the appropriate ones using these steps.

To install the ActiveDirectory module, open PowerShell and type the following:

Import-Module ServerManager
Add-WindowsFeature -name AD-Domain-Services –IncludeManagementTools

To install the Lync Server Management Tools, which includes the PowerShell module, install the core components. See Install Lync Server Administrative Tools for details.

This will ensure that both modules are available. The ActiveDirectory module is used to get the members of the AD security group, and the Lync module is used to actually grant the policy.

The script must run as a member of the CsUserAdministrator or CsAdministrator groups, as those have the rights to assign policies.

Next, open PowerShell and run the script with the -install switch. The script will prompt for the password of the currently logged on user, and then create the scheduled task to run the script every 4 hours.

Grant-CsPolicyByADGroup.ps1 -install

The scheduled task will run every 4 hours, with a start time of when you ran the -install option. You can open the scheduled task in Task Manager and adjust as needed.

You can run the script manually as well. Just run

Grant-CsPolicyByADGroup.ps1

Note that it may take a while before the policy is visible on the user account due to AD replication.

Download

v1.5 – 02-08-2014 – Grant-CsPolicyByADGroup.v1.5.zip

v1.4 – 01-27-2014 – Grant-CsPolicyByADGroup.v1.4.zip

v1.2 – 10-16-2012 - Grant-CsPolicyByADGroup.v1.2.zip

v1.1 – 09-19-2012 – Grant-CsPolicyByADGroup.v1.1.zip

v1.0 – 09-10-2012 - Grant-CsPolicyByADGroup.v1.0.zip

Changelog

See the changelog for this script for a description of changes with each release.

 

Lync Synthetic Tests: What They are and When They Don’t Work – Part II

August 18, 2012 2 comments

In Part I of this series, I talked about what synthetic tests are, and some of the issues you may see when using them. Today I want to bring up another issue with synthetic tests. Let me show you how I found it.

I tried to use New-CsHealthMonitoringConfiguration to assign two newly created accounts for synthetic testing. As I mentioned in part I, configuring the accounts makes running the test cmdlets easier. The syntax to use is

New-CsHealthMonitoringConfiguration -identity [pool FQDN] -FirstTestUserSipUri [string] -FirstTestSamAccountName [string] -SecondTestUserSipUri [string] -SecondTestSamAccountName [string]

When I ran it in my client’s environment, I got back a nasty error:

New-CsHealthMonitoringConfiguration error

New-CsHealthMonitoringConfiguration error

Notice that regex expression. Value must match pattern:[^\\/:\*\?\"<>\|\.][^\\/:\*\?\"<>\|]{0,14}\\[^\\/:\*\?\"<>\|\.][^\\/:\*\?\"<>\|]{0,14}”

At first I thought I didn’t have the SamAccountName in the correct format, but the New-CsHealthMonitoringConfiguration documentation clearly says I can use the domain\user format. Just as I was about to break out regex buddy to see what that regex was trying to match, I noticed the (0,14) at the end and wondered if it was only expecting up to 15 characters (starting at 0, 14 would be the 15th number). I looked at the test user SamAccountNames and they were more than 15 characters long. So I shortened them to 15 characters and ran the cmdlet again, and bingo – that worked. I tested some more and verified that as soon as the SamAccountName reaches 16 characters or more, I get the above error.

I looked at the documentation for SamAccountName and found that it supports, as I suspected, that it can be up to 19 characters in length. So the New-CsHealthMonitoringConfiguration limitation, which isn’t documented anywhere that I could find, can catch you up in environments where usernames can be longer, such as in my client’s.

I’ve reported this to the product group to get it documented.

As a side note, you can configure test accounts for every Front End and Director pool, and they should be different users for each pool.

Hopefully, this info will save you some troubleshooting time.

Retrieving “Missing” Start Menu Items for Lync Server 2010

August 11, 2012 Leave a comment

When you install your first Lync Server in a 2010 environment, you see many options in the Start Menu such as the Lync Server Control Panel, Lync Server Management Shell, Topology Builder, etc.

Start Menu shortcuts on first server installed

Start Menu shortcuts on first server installed

However, when you install subsequent servers in the same environment, some of those options, like the Control Panel and the Topology Builder, are not listed.

Start Menu shortcuts on subsequent servers

Start Menu shortcuts on subsequent servers

That’s all fine and dandy if you’re always going to use the first server to perform those tasks. But what if that server is not available?

I’m completely OCD, and I like to have everything match perfectly. So – here’s how to get all of the options on each server. Open up Windows Explorer and go to the installation files for Lync. Browse to \Setup\amd64\Setup and run admintools.msi. Click ‘Yes’ on the UAC prompt.

Administrative Setup Tools UAC screen

Administrative Setup Tools UAC screen

At the Welcome screen, as shown below, click Next.

Admininstrative Tools Setup welcome screen

Administrative Tools Setup welcome screen

Carefully read the End-User License Agreement. If you agree, click the check box, then click Next.

Administrative Tools Setup license screen

Administrative Tools Setup license screen

At the destination folder screen, it should default to your Lync installation folder, which, by default, is c:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2010\. Click Next.

Administrative Tools Setup destination folder

Administrative Tools Setup destination folder

At the ready screen, click Install.

Administrative Tools Setup ready screen

Administrative Tools Setup ready screen

At the Completed screen, click Finish.

Administrative Tools Setup completed screen

Administrative Tools Setup completed screen

And now we have the shortcut items. Our OCD now settles down, and we can use these tools on each server.

April 2012 Technical Rollup: Unified Communications

News

Premier

OpsVault — Operate and Optimize IT http://www.opsvault.com

Microsoft Premier Support UK – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/mspremuk/

Antigen & Forefront

Forefront Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/forefront

Forefront Server Security Support Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/fssnerds

Exchange

Exchange Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/

MCS UK Unified Communications Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/msukucc

  1. Demystifying the CAS Array Object – Part 2 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/03/28/demystifying-the-cas-array-object-part-2.aspx
  2. Demystifying the CAS Array Object – Part 1 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/03/23/demystifying-the-cas-array-object-part-1.aspx
  3. Exchange Server Deployment Assistant Update for Exchange 2010 SP2 and Office 365 Hybrid Deployments http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/03/21/exchange-server-deployment-assistant-update-for-exchange-2010-sp2-and-office-365-hybrid-deployments.aspx
  4. Check out Microsoft Script Explorer for Windows PowerShell (pre-release) http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/03/14/check-out-microsoft-script-explorer-for-windows-powershell-pre-release.aspx
  5. Exchange Client Network Bandwidth Calculator Beta 2 http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/03/09/exchange-client-network-bandwidth-calculator-beta2.aspx
  6. Introducing: Log Parser Studio http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/03/07/introducing-log-parser-studio.aspx
  7. MEC is Back! http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2012/03/06/mec-is-back.aspx

Lync

NextHop – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/

DrRez: Microsoft Lync Server Technical Reference Hub http://blogs.technet.com/b/drrez/

  1. Lync Server 2010 Updates Now Available: March 2012 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/03/28/lync-2010-updates-now-available-march-2012.aspx
  2. Lync Server Documentation Update: March 2012 http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/03/15/lync-server-documentation-update-march-2012.aspx
  3. Lync Wikis—Start a Wild and Wooly Conversation http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/03/15/lync-wikis-start-a-wild-and-wooly-conversation.aspx
  4. Deploying and Troubleshooting Lync Server 2010 MSPL Applications http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/03/14/deploying-and-troubleshooting-lync-server-2010-mspl-applications.aspx
  5. Lync 2010 Training Release Updates http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/03/09/lync-2010-training-release-update.aspx

Outlook

Outlook Blog http://blogs.msdn.com/b/outlook/default.aspx

Other

The Master Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs http://blogs.technet.com/b/themasterblog

Documents

Exchange

Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Help
This download contains a standalone version of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Help. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28207

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Install Guide Templates
You can use these templates as a starting point for formally documenting your organization’s server build procedures for servers that will have Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 server roles installed on them. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=17206

Best Practices for Virtualizing Exchange Server 2010 with Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper V™
The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance and best practices for deploying Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 in a virtualized environment with Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper V™ technology. This paper has been carefully composed to be relevant to organizations of any size. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=2428

Migrate from Exchange Public Folders to Microsoft Office 365
This document outlines these considerations, discusses the most common public folder scenarios and how they are represented in Office 365 services. It also provides the information you need to decide whether Office 365 is a good match for you based on your current public folder usage. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27582

Lync

Unified Communications Phones and Peripherals Datasheets
These datasheets list the phones and peripheral devices that are qualified to display the “Optimized for Microsoft Lync” logo. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=16857

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Protocol Workloads Poster
This poster shows each workload in Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software, describing relationships, dependencies, flow of information, and certificate requirements. Version 5.11 corrects minor errors. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=6797

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Device Management and Troubleshooting Guide
The purpose of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Device Management and Troubleshooting Guide is to provide guidance on how to manage and update devices. It is also intended to answer frequently asked questions. This document identifies supported topologies, configurations, and scenarios described in detail in the Lync Server device deployment and planning documentation. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=16277

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Mobility Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Mobility Service and the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Autodiscover Service. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28355

Troubleshooting Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Clients: Help Desk Resource
This resource is for first-level help desk agents who support Microsoft Lync Server 2010 clients. Note: The .zip file contains both the print documentation and the Help file. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=7373

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Reference: Call Data Recording and Quality of Experience Database Schema
This document describes the call detail recording (CDR) and the Quality of Experience (QoE) databases schemas in Microsoft Lync Server 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=18099

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Reference: Group Chat Database Schema
This document describes the Group Chat database schema in Microsoft Lync Server 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=21632

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Security Guide
The Security Guide provides guidelines for assessing and managing security risks to your Lync Server 2010 deployment. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=2729

Migrating from Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to Lync Server 2010
This document provides guidance from migration from Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to Microsoft Lync Server 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=9109

Migrating from Office Communications Server 2007 to Lync Server 2010
This document provides guidance from migration from Office Communications Server 2007 to Microsoft Lync Server 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=7327

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Supportability Guide
This guide provides a central, high-level reference for supported server topologies and configurations and supported client configurations. It is also intended to answer frequently asked questions. This document identifies supported topologies, configurations, and scenarios described in detail in the Lync Server deployment and planning documentation. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=13148

Enabling Quality of Service with Microsoft Lync Server 2010
If your Windows Server network supports Quality of Service (QoS) management, you can take advantage of this functionality to optimize media traffic in your Microsoft Lync Server 2010 deployment. This guide shows you how. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=12633

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Monitoring Server. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8207

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition and configuring dial-in conferencing. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5317

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Voice Deployment Guide
This download contains two documents: Deploying Enterprise Voice at Central sites and Deploying Branch Sites http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=4816

Deploying Lync Server 2010 in a Multiple Forest Environment
This document explains how to deploy Lync Server 2010 in a multiple forest environment. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=11300

Microsoft Lync Server 2010: Deploying Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition by Using the Planning Tool
This document describes the how to deploy Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition by using the Planning Tool. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8692

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of migrating and deploying Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Server and the related components that are required to let organizations set up searchable, topic-based chat rooms that persist over time, allowing geographically distributed teams to better collaborate with one another while preserving organizational knowledge. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=9735

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Remote Call Control Deployment Guide
This document describes the how to deploy remote call control in a Lync Server 2010 deployment. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=16598

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Edge Server Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 edge servers and Directors. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=11379

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Response Group Deployment Guide
This download guides you through the process of configuring the Response Group feature for Enterprise Voice. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=6233

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Active Directory Guide
This document guides you through the process of preparing Active Directory for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and includes the Active Directory schema reference. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=9448

Backing Up and Restoring Lync Server 2010
This document describes a methodology for backing up and restoring the data that is required for full recovery of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 services. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=3364

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition Deployment Guide
This document guides you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition and configuring dial-in conferencing for Lync Server 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=9596

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Client and Device Deployment Guide
This download guides you through the process of deploying client software and devices for Lync 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=15985

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Administration Guide
This document guides you through the process of administering Lync Server 2010 Group Chat Server and the related components that are required to let organizations set up searchable, topic-based chat rooms that persist over time, allowing geographically distributed teams to better collaborate with one another while preserving organizational knowledge. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=6126

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Announcement Deployment Guide
This download guides you through the process of configuring the Announcement call management feature for Enterprise Voice. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=9823

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Documentation Help File
This download contains a compiled help file (chm) of all the available Lync Server 2010 IT professional documentation on the Technical Library. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=23888

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Archiving Deployment Guide
The purpose of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Archiving Deployment Guide is to guide you through the process of deploying Lync Server 2010 Archiving Server and the related components that are required to support archiving of instant messaging and web conferencing (meeting) content. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=4711

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Administration Guide & Windows PowerShell Supplement
The Lync Server Administration Guide and the Windows PowerShell Supplement contain procedures and guidance for administering a Lync Server 2010 deployment. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=13161

Uninstalling Microsoft Lync Server 2010 and Removing Server Roles
To maintain any system, you need to modify the deployment over time. An important part of maintenance is the retiring or decommissioning of existing components that you replace with different or newer components. “Uninstalling Lync Server 2010 and Removing Server Roles” includes procedures for removing server roles and decommissioning a deployment. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=18692

Microsoft Lync Server 2010: Using Monitoring Server Reports
This document describes the how to use Monitoring Server Reports in a Lync Server 2010 deployment. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=890

Live Meeting-To-Lync Transition Resources
Resources included in this download package are designed to support your organization’s Live Meeting Service to Lync (Server or Online) transition planning. This download will be updated with additional resources as available. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=26494

Microsoft Lync 2010 Conferencing and Collaboration Training
Learn how to schedule, join, and manage online meetings with Microsoft Lync 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=7606

IM an Expert for Microsoft Lync Server 2010
IM an Expert is an instant messaging question and answer service that you can set up within your organization. With the IM an Expert service, you can use Microsoft Lync or the IM an Expert Welcome page to submit a question to the service. The IM an Expert service will locate an expert for you within your company and initiate an IM session between you and the expert who can answer your question. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=8475

A Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting Reference Architecture Case Study
Describes a case study of a real world implementation of a reference architecture for the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=29044

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom CX500, Polycom CX600 and Polycom CX3000
Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom® CX500, Polycom® CX600 and Polycom® CX3000 is the first generation of software designed specifically for the phones from Polycom to interoperate with Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=23866

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Aastra 6721ip and Aastra 6725ip
Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 Phone Edition for Aastra 6721ip and Aastra 6725ip is the first generation of software designed specifically for the phones from Aastra to interoperate with Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=18390

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for HP 4110 and HP 4120
Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 Phone Edition for HP 4110 and HP 4120 is the first generation of software designed specifically for the phones from HP to interoperate with Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28158

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom CX700 and LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540
Microsoft® Lync™ 2010 Phone Edition for Polycom® CX700 and LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540 is the next generation of software designed for the phones from Polycom and LG-Nortel to interoperate with Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010. Lync Phone Edition provides traditional and advanced telephony features, integrated security, manageability and much more. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=21644

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting Deployment Guide
The Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting is an extension of Microsoft Lync Server 2010 software that is designed to allow service providers and system integrators to customize a Lync Server 2010 deployment and offer it as a service to their customers. This guide describes how to deploy and configure a basic architecture. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=28587

Reference Architecture for the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting
Describes a reference architecture for the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Multitenant Pack for Partner Hosting. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=29045

Downloads

  1. Lync Lync Server 2010 Hotfix KB 2493736 This download includes all available updates for Lync Server 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=11551
  2. Lync 2010 Hotfix KB 2684739 (64 bit) This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=14490
  3. Lync 2010 Hotfix KB 2684739 (32 bit) This download includes all available updates for Lync 2010. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=25055
  4. Microsoft Lync 2010 Training Download Package This zipped folder contains all of the available training and user education resources for Microsoft Lync 2010. The included Lync Training Plans workbook helps you choose the resources that will work best for your users. http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=9642
  5. IM an Expert for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Documentation Version 1.5 This download provides documentation for the IM an Expert for Microsoft Lync Server 2010 service http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=16104

Events/Webcasts

Core presents An Introduction to the Microsoft Cloud (Office 365 and Windows Intune)

Starts: 18 April 2012 09:30
Ends: 18 April 2012 12:45
Time zone: (GMT) GMT, London
Welcome Time: 09:00

Cloud technology—it’s all you hear about right now! But for many, it can be confusing. Core can help you make sense of it all. Join us at our Introduction to the Microsoft Cloud seminar to learn how your organisation can take advantage of Microsoft’s latest cloud offerings to transform your IT infrastructure and drive your business forward! Reduce your capital expenditure and save money by paying only for the computing power you need! https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032502492&culture=en-GB

New KBs

Antigen & Forefront Microsoft Forefront Security for Exchange Server: Some default deletion messages in Forefront Security for Exchange Server may mislead a user or an administrator to assume that an error occurred or that a virus was found http://support.microsoft.com/kb/961385

Exchange

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition

  1. Exchange Server experiences performance issues when a PDC emulator is used for DSAccess or ADAcess http://support.microsoft.com/kb/298879

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Enterprise Edition

  1. An Exchange Server 2007 Transport Rule does not work as expected http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673160

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

  1. Exchange ActiveSync does not synchronize some Outlook contact information as expected http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2692134

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Standard Edition

  1. Message  when you try to open an attachment in Outlook Web Access or Outlook Web App: “Right-click the link, and then click ‘Save Target As’ to save the attachment.” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2688092

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Coexistence

  1. Error message when you try to use Outlook Web App to access an Exchange Server 2010 mailbox: “There was a problem opening your mailbox” http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2606268
  2. You cannot add mailbox database copies in Exchange Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2627725

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Enterprise

  1. Event 1000, 1001, or 1002 occurs when SCOM is monitoring Exchange Server 2007 or Exchange Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2681932
  2. Chat feature missing in Outlook Web App for Exchange 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2688771

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Standard

  1. You cannot synchronize an Exchange ActiveSync device with a mailbox when external URLs are not resolved on an Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2679228
  2. Users cannot use Outlook to access their mailbox after migration to Exchange 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2688982

Lync

Microsoft Lync 2010

  1. A user whose display name is in Korean cannot be found in Lync 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2661952
  2. You receive a System.UnauthorizedAccessException exception when you disconnect a call in a Lync 2010 SDK-based application http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2664812
  3. The Windows logoff process is delayed when Lync 2010 is started http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666324
  4. A customized Lync 2010 Help URL does not work in Lync 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666338
  5. A RTF header is displayed instead of the conversation history in the Conversation tab of Lync 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666340
  6. The time stamp that is displayed in the IM conversation windows is truncated in Lync 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666702
  7. You cannot use client policy to exclude a folder from contact search in Lync 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666704
  8. Help with Lync Server 2010 configurations for very small business http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2667699
  9. Description of the cumulative update for Lync 2010: February 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2670326
  10. The typing status message is not displayed when you use an IME to type double-byte characters in Lync 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672922
  11. A contact is displayed with an incorrect picture and incorrect presence information in Lync 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672944
  12. Double-byte text is transparent in desktop alerts on a computer that is running Windows XP and that has Lync 2010 installed http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672945
  13. Description of the cumulative update package for Lync 2010 for iPad: March 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673225
  14. The conversation list is not displayed correctly in the chats window after you delete a conversation in Lync 2010 for iPad http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673304
  15. Users have to manually input the user name every time that they sign in to the Lync 2010 client http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2681509

Microsoft Lync 2010 for iPhone

  1. A user whose SIP URI address only contains numbers is displayed as a telephone contact in Lync 2010 for iPhone http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672940
  2. Description of the cumulative update package for Lync 2010 for iPhone: March 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673223
  3. Meetings are not shown in the Meetings tab in Lync 2010 for iPhone http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673298
  4. A deleted contact group is still displayed in Lync 2010 for iPhone http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673303
  5. “Me:” and “Missed:” are translated incorrectly in the chats window in a Korean version of Lync 2010 for iPhone http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2677215
  6. Discovery address text strings are translated incorrectly on the sign-in page of the Chinese Version of Microsoft Lync 2010 for iPhone http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2677216

Microsoft Lync 2010 for Windows Phone

  1. Lync 2010 for Windows Phone displays Japanese text in the Microsoft Yahei font unexpectedly http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666321
  2. Description of the cumulative update package for Lync 2010 for Windows Phone: March 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673226
  3. Lync 2010 mobile clients always prompt the user for a mobile phone number http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2685372

Microsoft Lync 2010 Group Chat

  1. Description of the cumulative update for the Lync Server 2010, Group Chat Administration Tool: February 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672318
  2. Description of the cumulative update for Lync 2010 Group Chat: February 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672325

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition

  1. Description of a new feature that lets users set or change their presence information by using a telephone in Lync 2010 Phone Edition http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666706
  2. Lync 2010 Phone Edition enabled phones report 10 Mbps network link speed http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2686136

Microsoft Lync 2010 Phone Edition for Aastra 6721ip and Aastra 6725ip

  1. The maximum ringer volume is too low on certain telephone products that are running Lync 2010 Phone Edition http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666323

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition

  1. “The owner of the object passed does not match the original owner.” error message when a Lync 2010 user calls a CAA access number to join a conference http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2500431

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition

  1. Error message when you run the “Enable-CsAdDomain” command in a Lync Server 2010 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672929

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Software Development Kit

  1. A user cannot add a custom location to their contact information by using an application that is developed by using Lync Server 2010 SDK http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672943

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Standard Edition

  1. “Please verify your logon credentials and try again” error message when a user signs in to Lync Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2637105
  2. You cannot add a DFS file share as a file store in Topology Builder of Lync Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666344
  3. Delay processing incoming calls in Lync Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666349
  4. Error message when you run the Set-CsRegistrar command in Lync Server Management Shell in a Lync Server 2010 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666710
  5. Error message when you run the “CsFileTransferFilterConfiguration” command in a Lync Server 2010 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666711
  6. Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Conferencing Attendant: February 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2670540
  7. Text that is typed by using the right-to-left reading order is displayed by using the left-to-right reading order in the sent message pane in Lync 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672924
  8. A global client policy in which the “EnableExchangeContactSync” parameter is set to False does not work in Lync Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672933
  9. Federated users do not receive a meeting invitation in Lync Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2672935
  10. A delegate cannot perform operations on behalf of the manager in a Lync Server 2010 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673299
  11. A user cannot call a number that matches a normalization rule that begins with optional digits in a Lync Server 2010 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2673302
  12. Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Mobility Service: February 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2675053
  13. A Front End Server does not route network traffic to Lync 2010 Mobile clients if the Collocated Mediation Server option is enabled in Lync Server 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2675221
  14. The Address Book service does not synchronize user information when data in the RTC database is corrupted in a Lync Server 2010 environment http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2675222
  15. Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Group Chat
  16. A user does not receive an invitation when the user is added to a distribution list that is a member of a chat room in Lync Server 2010, Group Chat http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666341
  17. The Channel service stops when a user signs in to a Group Chat client in Lync Server 2010, Group Chat http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2666342
  18. Description of the cumulative update for Lync Server 2010, Group Chat: February 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2670342

Outlook

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

  1. Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter update: March 13, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598246
  2. Description of the policy for how e-mail is filtered by the junk e-mail filters in Outlook or in Exchange Server http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954199

Microsoft Office Outlook 2007

  1. Description of the Outlook 2007 hotfix package (Outlook-x-none.msp): March 7, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2597964
  2. Description of the Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter update: March 13, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2597970
  3. Outlook Anywhere cannot be disabled in Outlook 2007 and in Outlook 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2686042

Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition

  1. You cannot use Outlook to complete a Microsoft Word Mail Merge http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2149769

Microsoft Outlook 2010

  1. An email message body contains text that is added from previously opened email messages when you access a mailbox by using an IMAP4 client in Outlook 2010 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2597991
  2. Description of the Outlook 2010 hotfix package (x86 Outexum-x-none.msp, x64 Outexum-x-none.msp): February 28, 2012 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2598024
  3. Outlook 2010: Leave a copy of the message on the server is missing http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2671941
  4. How to deploy a default email signature in Outlook http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2691977

 

Function: New-Password – Creating Passwords with PowerShell

December 26, 2011 2 comments

When creating new accounts, an admin needs to assign a password. We often then check the box to force a user to change their password when they logon for the first time. Some organizations will use a ‘default’ password for all new accounts. That’s fraught with security implications, and I’ve never recommended it. The downside is that you, as an admin, need to think up a password for each new account. I know how it is – you look around at things on your desk, items on the wall, looking for ideas. Then you have to make sure your super password meets your organizations password requirements, including length and complexity. Well, no more!

Enter New-Password. This function takes one simple input – length. It then spits out a password of said length, using upper and lower case letters, numbers, and punctuation, as well as a phonetic version. If you choose not to use some of the punctuation characters, feel free to just put a ‘#’ in front of that particular line.

function New-Password	{
	[CmdletBinding(SupportsShouldProcess=$true)]
	param(
		[int]$length
	)
	$password = -join ([Char[]]'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789%$!#^{}<>' | Get-Random -count $length)
	Write-Host "`n$password`n" -ForegroundColor green
	# Write-Host
	ForEach ($character in [char[]]"$password"){
		[string]$ThisLetter = $character
		switch ($ThisLetter)	{
			a	{$ThisWord = "alpha"}
			b	{$ThisWord = "bravo"}
			c	{$ThisWord = "charlie"}
			d	{$ThisWord = "delta"}
			e	{$ThisWord = "echo"}
			f	{$ThisWord = "foxtrot"}
			g	{$ThisWord = "golf"}
			h	{$ThisWord = "hotel"}
			i	{$ThisWord = "india"}
			j	{$ThisWord = "juliett"}
			k	{$ThisWord = "kilo"}
			l	{$ThisWord = "lima"}
			m	{$ThisWord = "mike"}
			n	{$ThisWord = "november"}
			o	{$ThisWord = "oscar"}
			p	{$ThisWord = "papa"}
			q	{$ThisWord = "quebec"}
			r	{$ThisWord = "romeo"}
			s	{$ThisWord = "sierra"}
			t	{$ThisWord = "tango"}
			u	{$ThisWord = "uniform"}
			v	{$ThisWord = "victor"}
			w	{$ThisWord = "whiskey"}
			x	{$ThisWord = "xray"}
			y	{$ThisWord = "yankee"}
			z	{$ThisWord = "zulu"}
			1	{$ThisWord = "one"}
			2	{$ThisWord = "two"}
			3	{$ThisWord = "three"}
			4	{$ThisWord = "four"}
			5	{$ThisWord = "five"}
			6	{$ThisWord = "six"}
			7	{$ThisWord = "seven"}
			8	{$ThisWord = "eight"}
			9	{$ThisWord = "nine"}
			0	{$ThisWord = "zero"}
			!	{$ThisWord = "!"}
			$	{$ThisWord = "$"}
			%	{$ThisWord = "%"}
			^	{$ThisWord = "^"}
			*	{$ThisWord = "*"}
			-	{$ThisWord = "-"}
			_	{$ThisWord = "_"}
			:	{$ThisWord = ":"}
			`;	{$ThisWord = ";"}
			`{	{$ThisWord = "{"}
			`}	{$ThisWord = "}"}
			`/	{$ThisWord = "/"}
			`<	{$ThisWord = "<"}
			`>	{$ThisWord = ">"}
			`#	{$ThisWord = "#"}
			`{	{$ThisWord = "{"}
			`}	{$ThisWord = "}"}
		}
		if ($ThisLetter -cmatch $ThisLetter.ToUpper()){
			$ThisWord = $ThisWord.ToUpper()
		}
		Write-Host "$ThisWord " -NoNewLine -ForegroundColor yellow
	}
	Write-Host "`n"
} # end function New-Password

Now, stick that function in your PowerShell profile. Each time you need a new password, use

New-Password -length [number]

such as

New-Password -length 12

And you now have a password to use.

New-Password

New-Password

 

Exchange Server 2010 SP2 Is Now Available

December 5, 2011 1 comment

Microsoft has released Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Exchange Server 2010. Release Notes for Exchange 2010 SP2 includes a list of known issues.

The 535MB download is just like RTM – a full install package. Existing installations can be upgraded, as new installs can be completed with the Service Pack integrated.

 

What’s New in Exchange 2010 SP2

The What’s New in Exchange 2010 SP2 has comprehensive list of the changes and enhancements, including:

Address Book Policies

This is a long sought after feature which allows the segmentation of the Global Address List. This essentially allows an organization to have different address books visible to different users and/or groups. This is great, especially in large organization that may want users to just see users in their division, or if an org wants to do a multi-tenant scenario.

Outlook Mobile Access (OWA mini)

This is essentially the old Outlook Mobile Access brought back to life, which allows devices with small screens, such as mobile devices, to see a simple to use web page for accessing their mailbox. This is great for devices that don’t support Exchange ActiveSync.

Hybrid Configuration Wizard

This feature is based around on-premise and cloud based scenarios such as Office365.

OWA Cross-Site redirection

Redirection of client connections across AD sites is now possible.

 

Installation notes

Schema Updates

The service pack does do schema updates in order to support some of the new features.

Required Role Features

Also, on Client Access Servers (CAS), the IIS 6 WMI Compatibility feature is now required.

Installing from the command line

Upgrading is quite simple. Open a command prompt and navigate to the folder containing the extracted files and run:

Setup /m:upgrade /InstallWindowsComponents

The setup routine will automatically install the Web-WMI feature if needed, and upgrade the server.

Installation of SP2 via command prompt

Installation of SP2 via command prompt

Installation from the graphical user interface (GUI)

As mentioned above, the IIS 6 WMI Compatibility (Web-WMI) feature is required. If you plan to install the Service Pack using the GUI, you must manually add this feature. To install the feature, open PowerShell, and type:

Import-Module ServerManager Add-WindowsFeature web-wmi

As shown below.

Add-WindowsFeature Web-WMI
Add-WindowsFeature Web-WMI

If you don’t manually install this feature, the service pack installation will fail:

SP2 fails - IIS 6 WMI Compatibility required

SP2 fails - IIS 6 WMI Compatibility required

Once the SP2 file is downloaded, double click on it to extract the files to a folder.

Navigate to the folder containing the extracted files and double click on setup.exe and follow the prompts.

Installation on Database Availability Groups (DAG)

If you are going to apply SP2 to servers that are members of a DAG, run the StartDagServerMaintenance.ps1 script on the server first. This accomplishes several things, including suspending mailboxdatabase copying for each database; prevents the activation of databases on the server and moves active copies on the server to copies on other servers; prevents the server from taking on the PAM role. When finished, run the StopDagServerMaintenance.ps1 script, which allows databases to be activated, begins the copying, and allows the server to become the PAM. Mike Pfeiffer has a great blog post on this process.

Download

Download the Service Pack from the Microsoft Download Center here.

A stand-alone version of the SP2 Help file is available here.

Unified Messaging language packs for SP2 are available here.