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Quickly Disable Active Directory Password Policies in Lab

Published 11/07/2015 - 0 Comments

Just discovered there is a simple PowerShell Cmdlet for this, saves having to dig into Group Policy $Domain = “” Set-ADDefaultDomainPasswordPolicy –Identity $Domain -PasswordHistoryCount 0 –MinPasswordLength 0 -MinPasswordAge 0 -MaxPasswordAge 0 -LockoutObservationWindow 0 -LockoutThreshold 0 -ComplexityEnabled $False

Add Windows Features to Windows 8.1 Using PowerShell

Published 09/04/2015 - 0 Comments

Oddly had to hunt around a bit for this, so thought I would post so I can find it when I next forget The cmdlets are not at all like Windows Server (wish they were) To get a list of windows Features Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online | Format-Table –AutoSize   Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -FeatureName TelnetClient -Online

Capturing the String Output of Get-CsPoolFabricState on Lync Server 2013

Published 30/11/2014 - 1 Comment

Get-CsPoolFabricState is arguably a pretty important cmdlet for Lync, It retunes the current windows fabric state. If there are problems with this, you’re going to be having problems with your Lync Server. Check out Bryan Nyce’s Excellent presentation on HA/DR. Annoyingly, against PowerShell best practice, the cmdlet returns a string: “String value representing the fabric […]

Download All #Lync Teched Europe 2014 with PowerShell Get-Channel9Media

Published 03/11/2014 - 3 Comments

I’ve added another input CSV for my Get-Channel9Media PowerShell module to get all the Lync Sessions at Teched Europe 2014. Simple download the module   Extract the “GetChannel9Media” Folder to you local system From PowerShell: Import-Module C:\temp\GetChannel9Media –Verbose Get-Channel9Media -SessionCSV C:\temp\GetChannel9Media\TechedEurope2014_LyncURLs.csv -DownloadTargetDirectory C:\temp   Note, Channel9 are now randomising the mp3 links with a guid […]