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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Management Shell Basics

Tasks are performed in PowerShell through commands called cmdlets. Cmdlets each have a specific function and begin with a verb, such as Get or Set, indicating what action will be taken. The remainder of the cmdlet determines what specific object will be viewed or acted upon. The Lync Server Management Shell is built on top of the Windows PowerShell engine, meaning that everything you can do within Windows PowerShell can also be done within the Lync Server Management Shell. The opposite, however, is not true.

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When loading the Lync Server Management Shell, an extensive list of more than 500 custom cmdlets is loaded on top of the base PowerShell cmdlets available. These new cmdlets are specific to Lync Server and enable ...

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