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TsooRad is a blog for John Weber. John is a Skype for Business MVP (2015-2018) - before that, a Lync Server MVP (2010-2014). My day job is titled "Technical Lead, MS UC" - I work with an awesome group of people at CDW, LLC. I’ve been at this gig in one fashion or another since 1988 - starting with desktops (remember Z-248’s?) and now I am in Portland, Oregon. I focus on collaboration and infrastructure. This means Exchange of all flavors, Skype, LCS/OCS/Lync, Windows, business process, and learning new stuff. I have a variety of interests - some of which may rear their ugly head in this forum. I have a variety of certifications dating back to Novell CNE and working up through the Microsoft MCP stack to MCITP multiple times. FWIW, I am on my third career - ex-USMC, retired US Army. I have a fancy MBA. One of these days, I intend to start teaching. The opinions expressed on this blog are mine and mine alone.


Who is Connected to Lync

I have a need to prove that HA (high availability) and DNSLB (Domain Name Service Load Balancing) really does work.  Those pesky customers always want to have their shiny new system proved out before they are willing to accede that success is theirs.  After the system has been up for a bit, wouldn’t it be nice to have a quick method of checking on things just to make sure that everything is working in the HA sense that you think it should?

Fellow MVP Pat Richards has a great script for this:  Get-CSConnections.ps1.

Here you can see my EE pool, the types of clients, both servers being used, how many unique connections, and just who are the clowns talking.


I have a few pools to choose from – the script lets you report on any or all.



There is a selection of options and Pat’s blog lays them all out:

Get-CsConnections.ps1 [[-Pool] ] [-Is2013] [[-SIPAddress] ] [[-FilePath] ] [-IncludeUsers] [-IncludeHighUsers] [-IncludeSystem] [[-UserHighConnectionFlag] ] [[-ClientVersion] ] [-ShowFullClient] [ShowTotal] [[-Server] ] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] []

Check it out.  I think you will find it useful.  I know I did.


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