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If Installing Lync Online PowerShell module and Lync Server PowerShell module, install Lync Server module first

Published 17/08/2014 - 0 Comments

If you want to install both Lync Server PowerShell module (installed via ocscore.msi Administrative tools) and Lync Online PowerShell module, you must install the Lync Server module first, otherwise Lync Server module overwrites some files/settings required in the Lync Online Module. Microsoft detail the issue here: Can’t use Windows PowerShell Module for Lync Online after […]

Administering Lync Online with PowerShell

Published 12/01/2014 - 4 Comments

As with other office 365 offerings, Lync Online can be managed via PowerShell. There is a specific PowerShell connector module for Lync Online. This quick post goes through the process of connecting to Lync online and what you can do. You don’t need any Lync Server bits installed to mange Lync Online, but you do […]

List All Microsoft/Windows Updates with PowerShell Sorted by KB/HotFixID : Get-MicrosoftUpdate

Published 21/09/2013 - 46 Comments

  Update 17/8/2014:  I have found that new-object -com “Microsoft.Update.Searcher” only lists updates installed by windows update, not all updates (including manually installed updates), I’m still looking for a method that gives 100% of updates. I recently came across a scenario where I needed to check if certain Hotfixes for Microsoft Office were installed. Easy, Get-HotFix […]

Join/Add a Computer to the domain via PowerShell Command Line

Published 18/08/2013 - 0 Comments

Quick Post, as I always need this syntax Server 2012: Add-Computer -DomainName -Credential tomuc\administrator -Restart -Verbose Or if you don’t want to be prompted for credentials: $domain = “” $UserName = “ccddbank\administrator” $Password = “Password123” | ConvertTo-SecureString -AsPlainText -Force $Credential = New-Object -TypeName System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -ArgumentList $UserName,$Password Add-Computer -DomainName $domain -DomainCredential $Credential -Restart -Verbose Server […]