Backup your Server Roles and Features

The following short script gathers the installed roles and features on a server and outputs them to PowerShell script that can be used to redeploy them on another server. This can be useful during migration scenarios or when you need to deploy an additional server with the same requirements. Copy Continue Reading

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Skype for Business Online Dial-in Conferencing Settings Export Script

Microsoft having released native Dial-in conferencing into Office 365 to the masses is now taking the world by storm. More and more of my customers are now adopting Skype for Business Online with PSTN Conferencing as their number one choice for Non-Enterprise Voice workloads. When you enable a user for Continue Reading

Skype for Business Enable Shared Line Appearance Script

With the latest version of Skype for Business Server (November 2015) a new feature called Shared Line Appearance (SLA as it’s known in the Skype world) was released. The details of what SLA is can be found here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3092727 There are many blogs out there which have looked at SLA Continue Reading

Skype for Business – Statistics Manager Agent Update Certificate

After you have installed the Statistics Manager Agent, things should run smoothly until that date 3 years down the line the service suddenly stops working and cannot be restarted. You will no doubt start to sweat a little and wonder why after so long has this stopped working – there Continue Reading

Skype for Business 5 minute Admin – Centralized Logging Error 33020

Today I came across an issue that arose from a much larger problem I was experiencing. In the Event Viewer I noticed an error I had not seen before referencing the Centralized Logging Agent. Event ID: 33020 Description: Centralized Logging Service Agent Error while moving cache files to network share. Continue Reading

Skype for Business 5-minute Admin: Removing Invalid Front Ends from Topology

Have you ever added a Front End server into your topology using just the server name (i.e. Server1) and not the fully qualified domain name (i.e. server1.domain.local)? I have without thinking and published the topology. Easy mistake to make when you are not concentrating. However, you would think that undoing Continue Reading

Skype for Business 5-minute Admin: Protect your POODLE

Purpose of 5 minute Admin To provide Skype for Business Administrators with code snippets and to help with day to day administration tasks without the need to remember PowerShell, or other commands. 5 minute admin is not designed to be a detailed explanation of a particular problem, just offer the heavy Continue Reading