Certificate Generator & Request Tool / Script

This tool was born out of my frustrations of having to pre-create certificate requests on servers without IIS or Skype for Business management tools.  A while back I posted an article that showed how to do this through Certreq.exe on any Windows workstation or server. You can see this post here: https://skype4b.uk/2015/05/05/generating-csr-using-certreq-exe/ However, I am… Read More

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Give Your Skype for Business PowerShell Scripts a UI In 10 minutes

First off, this is not really a Skype for Business post, and I do not pretend to be a Dev, so if you are looking for in depth coding then there are others out there who are way better than me. However, I wanted to share with you a method that can be easily adopted… Read More

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 the below code and save… Read More

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 your mistake would be straightforward… Read More

Skype for Business 5 minute Admin: Exporting Archiving Data

Purpose of 5 minute Admin To provide Skype for Business Administrators with code snippets to help with day to day administration tasks without the need to remember PowerShell commandlets and parameters. ExportArchivingData.ps1 This script will export archiving data from SQL to a folder of your choice

Skype for Business Backup Tool

First off I will admit that this is not ground breaking in terms of no one has done it before. I’ve ummmed and arrrrghhed about releasing this for some time as the backup script by Lasse Wedo is amazing and will do a great job. However, I believe that my script tool brings some added… Read More

Skype for Business – Call via Work Manager

Call via Work (CvW) is the replacement to RCC in Skype for Business. Those wishing to utilise this feature will come to realise that setting the call back number administratively requires a per user based policy. Whilst on the face of it seems rather trivial, imagine having to keep track of potentially hundreds of individual… Read More

Skype for Business – Detailed User Configuration Report

I am pleased to announce and release a new script tool that will allow administrators to export user configuration details from Skype for Business. The script has 3 modes: User Mode – where administrators can enter the SIP address of the user they want to report on Domain Mode = where administrators can report on… Read More

Get List of Users and Associated Office 365 Licences

Just a quick memory dump for myself really. To export a report of all users from Office 365 and their associated licences run the following command in Azure Powershell Module Get-MsolUser -All | Select UserPrincipalName, Licenses | fl | Out-File c:\office365users.txt To only export licenced users Get-MsolUser -All | Where {$_.IsLicensed -eq “True”} | Select UserPrincipalName,… Read More

Create vCard From Active Directory

I had a requirement to export all users’ contact information from active directory to vCard so they could be imported into a mobile phone. Turns out it is really easy once you understand the VCARD formatting. Run the following script from a server or workstation with AD Powershell Module Import-Module ActiveDirectory $vCardPath = “C:\mobile.vcf” #test… Read More