Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-23

View details about device update rules that have already been imported, including the type, model, and brand of devices the update applies to; version and type of update; and locale and pool for the update. Information is available for all imported device update rules—those that are pending approval, deployed (approved), recalled (restored), and those you’ve decided not to use (reset). Access this information from either Lync Server Control Panel or Windows PowerShell.

For details about how to import, approve, reset, restore, and remove rules, see the topics listed at Device Update Rules.

To view device update rules by using Lync Server Control Panel

  1. From a user account that is assigned to the CsUserAdministrator role or the CsAdministrator role, log on to any computer in your internal deployment.

  2. Open a browser window, and then enter the Admin URL to open the Lync Server Control Panel. For details about the different methods you can use to start Lync Server Control Panel, see Open Lync Server Administrative Tools.

  3. In the left navigation bar, click Clients, and then click the Device Update navigation button. Imported rules are listed on the Device Update page.

Viewing Device Update Rules by Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets

Detailed information about all your device update rules can also be viewed by using Windows PowerShell and the Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule cmdlet. This cmdlet can be run either from the Lync Server 2013 Management Shell or from a remote session of Windows PowerShell.

For details about using remote Windows PowerShell to connect to Lync Server, see the Lync Server Windows PowerShell blog article "Quick Start: Managing Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Using Remote PowerShell" at

To view all your device update rules

  • The following command returns information about all the device updates rules configured for use in your organization:

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    The command returns information similar to the following for each of your device update rules:

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    Identity		:
    Id			: 2de8cbf6-9441-4f61-b755-1e4bef1effde
    DeviceType	: UCPhone
    Brand		 : Microsoft
    Model		 : CPE
    Revision		: A
    Locale		: ENU
    UpdateType	: CPE
    ApprovedVersion :
    RestoreVersion  :
    PendingVersion  : 4.0.7577.4066

To view all the device update rules on a specific web server

  • To view the device update rules on a specific computer, use the Filter parameter followed by the server Identity and the wildcard character (*). For example:

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    Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule -Filter "*"

For details, see the Help topic for the Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule cmdlet.