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Microsoft® Lync® Server 2013 Unleashed Second Edition by Randy Wintle, Alex Lewis, David Ross, Tom Pacyk

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Database Import/Export

A tool familiar to many LCS, OCS, and Lync Server 2010 administrators is the database import/export tool called dmbimpexp.exe. This tool enables administrators to import or export user contact lists using XML files. Typically a SQL server backup captures the rtc database that contains the user contact lists, but having the XML version available can be useful when restoring from a backup that is slow or unavailable.

Starting with Lync Server 2013, this tool has been removed and replaced with a series of native cmdlets providing similar functionality. The Export-CsUserData, Import-CsUserData, Update-CsUserData, and Convert-CsUserData cmdlets provide these same features and offer a solution native to the Lync Server Management ...

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