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

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Benefits of the Management Shell

For administrators primarily familiar with using graphical user interface (GUI) tools to manage systems, the LSMS might seem a bit intimidating at first, but Lync Server administrators new to PowerShell should spend some time getting acquainted with the new command-line-based toolset for several reasons. One reason for using LSMS is that some tasks and actions simply do not exist within the LSCP, so for these types of features, administrators must resort to using the LSMS. For example, in Live Communications Server and Office Communications Server, changing the port that a Front End Server used for SIP communication involved just a few check boxes within the management console. With Lync Server 2010, the only ...

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