Author Archives: Russ Kaufmann

Establishing Credibility–Yay or Nay?

A discussion among many good friends that I respect started out with one friend saying how much he hated presentations where the speaker spends time on the slide introducing themselves. I agree. There is a reason, and a bit of … Continue reading

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OOF Messages Sent Multiple Times

  First off, it is OOF, not OOO. It is Out of Facility, not Out of Office. A few days ago, I received a request asking me why people were getting the OOF from a user that was out, even … Continue reading

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Get-CsBackupServiceStatus ErrorState

Before performing an Invoke-CsPoolFailover, it is always a good idea to make sure that the Backup Service is running properly. You should run the cmdlet from both sides to verify that you have   Get-CsBackupServiceStatus -poolfqdn pool01.infrastructurehelp.com   RunspaceId          : … Continue reading

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Invoke-CsPoolFailover Warning

If you read all of the documentation, the Invoke-CsPoolFailover cmdlet sounds fantastic and pretty straight forward.  In reality, there are challenges. I haven’t tested a failover for a long time in my lab. So, I figured “Why not?” Invoke-CsPoolFailOver -poolfqdn … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting Lync Server 2013 Federation

The other day, I noticed that one of my contacts in Lync was showing Presence unknown. Well, this does happen as people change jobs and go to different companies. I wondered about it, so I asked a common friend if … Continue reading

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Lync Server 2013–No Users Homed on Front-End

It is funny how you find odd behaviors and then try to figure out what is wrong or why something doesn’t behave like it should. This situation all started with one of Pat Richard’s famous PowerShell one-liners. Pat, for those … Continue reading

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Issue with Meet Now and Invite More People–RCC and Lync Server 2013

Disclaimer: Yes, I know that Remote Call Control (RCC) is being deprecated. Yes, I know Enterprise Voice is WAY better. A “feature” that was found is that users that are RCC enabled are not able to add other users to … Continue reading

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