Topic Last Modified: 2010-11-09

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 ships with almost 550 cmdlets that enable administrators to manage Lync Server 2010 from the command line. The Lync Server 2010 cmdlets are typically used with the Lync Server Management Shell. One way to use the Lync Server Management Shell is to log on to a computer running a Lync Server service or server role, click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Lync Server 2010, and then click Lync Server Management Shell. After the Management Shell is open you can retrieve help for a cmdlet directly from the command line by typing a command similar to the following:

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Get-Help New-CsVoicePolicy -Full

The preceding command retrieves the complete help available for the New-CsVoicePolicy cmdlet. To view help for a different cmdlet, substitute New-CsVoicePolicy with the name of the cmdlet for which you want to retrieve help.

To retrieve a full list of cmdlets available for managing Lync Server, type the following at the Lync Server Management Shell command prompt:

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Get-Command * -Module Lync -CommandType cmdlet

You can also find a categorized list of cmdlets and their associated help in the topic Lync Server 2010 Cmdlets by Category.

For details about using the Lync Server Management Shell, see the Lync Server 2010 Windows PowerShell blog at

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Cmdlets

Following is a complete list of the cmdlets that ship with Lync Server 2010:

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