Category Archives: Scripts

Fabric Circular Logging for Skype for Business 2019

The issue If like me, you have been using Pat’s awesome Get-CSFeatures script for your Skype for Business builds. You may have noticed a feature that no longer works with 2019. “Misc Server Config > Set Fabric logging to circular” with the error “This server does not have Windows Fabric Installed” This is no fault… Read More »

Report on External Federation in Skype for Business

Introduction Skype for Business is a great communications platform. And as with any form of communication, both inside and outside the company there are always desires to audit who users are communicating with. Maybe you’re looking to see if users are talking to your direct competitors, or maybe you need to disable open federation and… Read More »

Automatic Australian Holiday Rulesets for Response Group Service

New-CSRgsAustralianHolidayList.ps1 Update 6/01/2019 Released Version 3.0 rebuilt to use a new data source for 2020 About the tool This is a script that adds/maintains the relevant Australian Holidays to your Skype4B  / Lync environment based on data available from the Australian Government Website. I re-wrote most of the script from scratch and added a whole bunch… Read More »

Quick Post: Pat Richards Get-CsConnections and Polycom devices

Note: To be clear I’m a massive fan of Pat’s work. In fact, I make sure I catch up with him every year when I’m at Ignite! I’ve also been using his Set-CsFeatures.ps1 script since the 2013 days. This is by no means intended as a criticism of his work. Just a quick tip for… Read More »

Quickly Convert CSUsers into CSMeetingRooms with PowerShell

Okay, so your working on a roll out and you have provided the process on how to create meeting rooms to the IT team. But unfortunately someone in desktop support has already created all the meeting rooms using the Skype for Business Control Panel as a standard EV enabled Skype4B users? Don’t throw all their… Read More »

Skype for Business SBA Migration Cheat Sheet

Okay, I’m supposed to be publishing my LPE article. But its not done yet. So have this “Quick and Nasty” guide instead I’ve recently been migrating customers from older SBA’s running Lync 2013 code to newer SSD based SBA’s running Skype for Business 2015 and as such I’ve been working on a tool for Pool… Read More »

Find and Test User IP Addresses in the Skype Location Database

I don’t know about you, but I love the Skype for Business location database. You know that little thing that automatically updates your location based on where you are? it doesn’t? Maybe you need to check your LIS config! As a Skype4B admin setting the LIS up can be a bit of a pain as… Read More »

Announcement: New version of my Australian Response Group Holiday Rules, Now fully automatic every year!

I’ve finally finished it! After my last script for 2106/2017 I decided to make a fully automatic Australian Response Group holiday sets for 2018 and beyond. I had planned to release a 2017/2018 version in October.. and after actually writing it all. I figured it would be heaps more reliable to use a proper Government… Read More »

Find Low or Empty RGS Response groups Script

I recently has a requirement to filter through a customer’s 200 odd RGS Groups to find areas that had little or no agents assigned causing a high abandoned rate of calls. I knocked something quick and nasty together in the ISE at the time, but thanks to someone digging through our phone lines at home… Read More »

Powershell One-Liner to Search DHCP for a IP address of a MAC Address

So, I recently had a need to quickly and easily search a considerably large amount of DHCP Pools for some Polycom Trio devices. and James Cussens VVX manager returned too many results to find what I was looking for (well, until I hacked it to support Trio’s) Bascially, feed it a MAC and it will… Read More »