iOS devices unable to log into Lync

I have thousands of users connecting to my Lync servers, probably hundreds of them connecting via mobile devices. All of the desktop clients and almost all of the mobile clients are able to connect using autodiscover. Enter your username and password, Lync finds your server based on your domain name, and viola, you’re connected. Unfortunately, some iOS devices haven’t been cooperating lately. They return this […]

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Lync error when modifying contacts or tagging for status changes

If you see this error when changing your Lync contacts or tagging a contact for status change alerts, you can usually fix it by simply logging out of Lync and back in. If that doesn’t fix it, try a reboot of Windows.

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Directory object not found error with Get-ADUser (and other cmdlets)

Say you want a spreadsheet of all users in the default Users OU. Easy. You open the Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell and enter this cmdlet: Get-ADUser -Filter * -SearchBase “OU=Users,DC=domain,DC=com” -Properties “Description” | fl Name, SamAccountName, Enabled, Description And you get this error: Get-ADUser : Directory object not found At line:1 char:1 + Get-ADUser -SearchBase “OU=Users,DC=domain,DC=com” -Filter * -Properties  … + ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~     […]

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Outlook crashes every time it sends an email or accesses the Global Address List

I had an Outlook 2010 client today that would crash every time the user tried to send an email, click Check Names (ctrl-K), or update the offline address book. Sending or checking names would generate the typical Windows 7 error message saying, “Microsoft Outlook 2010 has stopped working. Windows can check online for a solution…” Attempting to download the offline address book just caused Outlook […]

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Events in a Resource Mailbox Must Be Set to Show as Busy

“The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious, it seems, takes longer.” Edward R. Murrow Indeed. A few weeks ago I created a set of resource mailboxes, assigned delegates, and tested functionality. Everything seemed to be great. but then a few days later, the end users called to say that no one except the delegates could see events in the calendars for any of these […]

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Lync Client Sticks on “Contacting Server and Signing In”

If your Lync client gets stuck on “Contacting server and signing in” when it used to work just fine, check your system clock. If it’s off by more than just a few minutes, that could prevent you from logging in.

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Get a Report of All Messages Received from a Particular Sender

This is a simple script that will check the message tracking logs on all of your Exchange Hub Transport Servers for messages received from a particular sender. Usage: Get_Sender.ps1 <email-address> Example: Get_Sender.ps1 The script saves the output (if found) at c:\temp\sender-report.csv. # Filename : get_sender.ps1 # Purpose : Creates a report of all emails recently received from a particular sender. # Records the results […]

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