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

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Synthetic Transactions

A new feature in Lync Server 2013 is the introduction of synthetic transactions, which are a set of PowerShell cmdlets used to simulate actions taken by servers or users in the environment. These synthetic transactions enable an administrator to conduct realistic tests against a service. In the case of a Director, the most useful synthetic transaction is the Test-CSRegistration cmdlet, which simulates a user signing into the specified server.

The Test-CSRegistration cmdlet requires providing a target server, user credential, and SIP address. A registrar port can optionally be included. The user credential parameter’s username and password must be collected by an authentication dialog and saved to a variable as in the following ...

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