Bulk Enabling First Time Lync Users

March 31, 2014   //   Unified Communications, , , , ,

When enabling users for the first time in Microsoft Lync, we get a lot of requests for bulk enabling based on group membership or other factors. If this is something that you would like to do, you don’t need a fancy tool, you just need to check out the get-csaduser command in Powershell: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398592.aspx

Here’s a sample command to get you started:

get-csaduser -LDAPFilter {(memberOf=CN=Your Group Name,OU=Your OU,DC=domain,DC=com)} | enable-csuser -registrarpool “Yourpool.domain.com” -sipaddresstype emailaddress

If you wanted to enable all Microsoft Lync users by OU try this:

Get-CsAdUser -OU “ou=Your OU Name,dc=domain,dc=com” | enable-csuser -registrarpool “Yourpool.domain.com” -sipaddresstype emailaddress

I hope you enjoyed this quick tip on enabling users for the first time in Microsoft Lync. If you’d like assistance planning your path to Microsoft Lync please contact SWC, connect with Anthony Caragol on LinkedIn or join us for our next Unified Communications event.

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