Monday, January 19, 2015

Restore Lync RGS Services

I have created a video, showing how you may restore Route Group Services with a backup created with the Lync 2013 backup script v3.5

The video is about 5 minutes and 30 seconds long, and shows a restore of my lab in near real time. It has no sound, but the CC will explain what's going on.



The important giveaways from this movie should be:
  • Permissions required to run Lync commands
  • Things to look out for (warnings and errors)
    • A restart of RTC services is sometimes necessary 
As always, you can find the script right here.


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Restore a single Lync server from CsConfiguration Backup

In my previous video, I restored the entire CsConfiguration in order to recreate the correct SimpleURLs. In the following video I am showing how you may restore the configuration to a single Lync server, which has been taken offline. The backup was with the Lync 2013 backup script v3.5

The video has been trimmed to about 8 minutes long, and shows a restore of in my lab. The trimming has been done to shorten the time I had to wait through bootstrapper. It has no sound, but the CC will explain what's going on.


The important giveaways from this movie should be:
  • Permissions required to run Lync commands
  • Things to look out for
    • Use -LocalStore when targeting a single computer
  • A quick troubleshooting (where to find the logs)
As always, you can find the script right here.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Restore SimpleURL for Lync

Keen eyes might have noted the SimpleURLs were not restored using PowerShell to restore the Topology.

I have created a video, showing how you may restore the SimpleURL to the topology with a backup created with the Lync 2013 backup script v3.5

The video is about 1 minute 20 seconds long, and shows a restore of my lab in near real time. It has no sound, but the CC will explain what's going on.


The important giveaways from this movie should be:
  • Permissions required to run Lync command
  • When importing the CsConfiguration like this, you also restore the rest of the information created with the export-/import-CsConfiguration.
As always, you can find the script right here.