Topic Last Modified: 2010-10-01

Test-CsComputer verifies the status of the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 services running on the local computer. The cmdlet also verifies that the appropriate Lync Server 2010 Active Directory groups have been added to the corresponding local groups on the computer, and that the necessary computer firewall ports have been opened.


Test-CsComputer [-Report <String>]


Parameter Required Type Description



Enables you to specify a file path for the log file created when the cmdlet runs. For example: -Report "C:\Logs\Computer.html". If this file already exists, it will be overwritten when you run the cmdlet.



Switch Parameter

Reports detailed activity to the screen as the cmdlet runs.

Detailed Description

Test-CsComputer is an example of a Lync Server 2010 "synthetic transaction." Synthetic transactions are used in Lync Server 2010 to verify that users are able to successfully complete common tasks such as logging on to the system, exchanging instant messages, or making calls to a phone located on the public switched telephone network (PSTN). These tests can be conducted manually by an administrator, or they can be run automatically by an application such as Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (formerly Microsoft Operations Manager).

Test-CsComputer, which can be run only on the local computer, verifies the status of all the Lync Server 2010 services on that computer. The cmdlet also checks to see if the appropriate firewall ports have been opened on the computer, and determines whether or not the Active Directory groups created when you installed Lync Server 2010 have been added to the corresponding local groups. For example, Test-CsComputer will verify that the Active Directory group RTCUniversalUserAdmins has been added to the local Administrators group.

Input Types

None. Test-CsComputer does not accept pipelined input.

Return Types

Test-CsComputer returns an instance of the Microsoft.Rtc.SyntheticTransactions.TaskOutput object.


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Test-CsComputer -Verbose

The command shown in Example 1 verifies the service activation status for the local computer. The Verbose parameter is included in the command to ensure that the success (or failure) of the operation is fully reported on the screen.

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Test-CsComputer -Verbose -Report C:\Logs\Computer.html

The preceding command also verifies the service activation status of the local computer. In addition, this command writes detailed information about the activation status to the file C:\Logs\Computer.html. This log is generated by including the Report parameter followed by the full path to the log file where the information should be recorded.

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