The Lync “To-Do” Checklist

This is a repost from Tim Harrington’s excellent Blog @ http://howdouc.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/lync-to-do-checklist.html I’ve added a couple of notes, enjoy 😉 Have you ever asked yourself…? I have published the Lync Topology, now what? When is it required to re-run Step 2 (Install role components from the Deployment Wizard) on my servers? Have any of the changes …

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Update Rollup 2 for Exchange 2010 Service Pack 2 – Released

Earlier today the Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 to the Download Center. This update contains a number of customer-reported and internally found issues since the release of SP2 RU1. See KB2661854: Description of Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 for more details. Note: Some …

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Update Rollup 7 for Exchange 2007 Service Pack 3 – Released

Earlier today the Exchange CXP team released Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 SP3 to the Download Center. This update contains a number of customer-reported and internally found issues since the release of SP3 RU6. See KB2655203: Description of Update Rollup 7 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3 for more details. Note: Some …

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PowerShell v3 – The Script Editors Choice or is it?

Musing over a well-earned break today with friend, college and, all round Exchange guru Will Rawlings the topic of Windows 8 was brought to the forefront. Will was telling me about how after acclimatising to the shock of the tiled interface he dug a little deeper and got his hands dirty with PowerShell v3. There …

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Profiles for Lync – Manage Multiple Lync Profiles with Ease

For those of us developing and managing multiple Lync environments changing between various test profiles can become frustrating. I wanted to make this easier but it turns out I was beaten to the punch by Profile for Lync! “Profiles for Lync” is a small Windows application that manages, and allows you to switch between, multiple …

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4 Steps to Find and Remove Orphaned Disks in VMware Vcenter

Disk space can seem like an ongoing battle in many virtual environments. In this post I’m going to be showing you one way of dealing with orphaned disks within VMWare’s Vcenter in order to free up any “lost” storage. First off, what is an orphaned disk? Well it’s fairly simple, ever deleted a disk from …

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PowerShell just got bigger!

If you are not familiar with PowerShell and its ability to simplify your working life then now is the time to harness the power of the command line. Like many windows admins I grew up using a GUI and until working for an ISP using mainly Linux and Cisco devices I’d only ever used the …

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Lync Mobility Workloads Bitesize…

Welcome to the first of my bite-size sessions, over the comming weeks I will be breaking down various subjects into small concise dare I say bite size pieces, to kick us off I’m looking at Lync Mobility Workloads. A quick read of the Lync Mobility guide will probably do little to inspire confidence in deploying …

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Diagnose Lync and OCS connectivity with the RUCT Tool

The guys over at Inside OCS have released an updated version of their great RUCT tool. I highly recommend you head over and check it out! The new version now supports the Lync Mobile DNS records specifically: Lyncdiscover.<domain.com>   (both CNAME or A record) Lyncdiscoverinternal.<domain.com>  (both CNAME or A record)   The tool offers 4 primary …

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