Monthly Archives: September 2014

Test-IPV (Internet Point of View) PowerShell GUI

Test-IPV is a PowerShell script leveraging the LyncValidator back-end Web Services APIs ( http://masteringlync.com/2014/07/15/using-tcpudp-port-checker-web-service/ ) to provide an Internet Point of View collection of tests. Commands run from console or GUI wrapper. Although leveraging the LyncValidator APIs, this tool is not exclusive to testing Lync. Video Demos: Test-IPV GUI Test-IPV Console Tests: Port Checker: Testing… Read More »

Invoke-snomControl PowerShell GUI

While rolling out snom IP phones for a recent Lync enterprise voice deployment, I needed a way to control a phone while working remotely. Snom’s FAQ: http://wiki.snom.com/FAQ/Can_I_control_my_snom_phone_remotely provides details on this built-in functionality using the snom phone’s Web User Interface: http://wiki.snom.com/Category:Web_User_Interface and command.htm to simulate key presses. After entering a few control commands into a… Read More »

The login SA does not exist on this server

While deploying a Lync 2013 pool for a client, we ran into issues publishing the new Lync Topology and installing databases. Looking at the Create database log, the issue occurs while the database owner is being set: Setting owner for database xds to sa. Exception Stack: Type: Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.FailedOperationException, Message: Set owner failed for Database ‘xds’.… Read More »