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

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Playing an Announcement

Before you can use a prerecorded audio file as an announcement, it must be imported using the Lync Server Management Shell. To import a file, first store the content in a temporary variable:

$MyAudioFile = Get-Content <File path and name> -ReadCount 0 -Encoding Byte

Then import the announcement file to the file share using the variable:

Import-CsAnnouncementFile -Parent service:ApplicationServer:<Front End FQDN> -Content $MyAudioFile

Finally, complete the remaining steps:

1. Click Announcement Service.

2. Click Select.

3. Choose an application server in the organization with an audio announcement configured and then click OK.

4. Select an Announcement to be played and then click OK.

5. Click OK again to save the range ...

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