Lessons Learned

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November, 2011

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  • Lessons Learned

    Displaying an OCS Proxy Server's List of Trusted Servers

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    Yesterday, we covered how to dump an OCS Edge Server's list of trusted servers, including using PSExec.exe as a workaround to it not exposing the list over remote WMI calls. It turns out the OCS Proxy Server uses a different WMI path, but it can be...
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    Batch-Unzipping Files

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    Thanks to http://serverfault.com/questions/18872/how-to-zip-unzip-files-in-powershell/201604#201604 for the core code. Here's a function to unzip files, with rudimentary error handling, and ability to specify source and destination from the command...
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    Accessing Performance Counter (for OCS A/V Edge Servers)

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    OCS A/V Edge servers are somewhat wierd critters. One interface is load balanced, the other is accessed only by the trusted server list. The Load Balancer should be able to display the number of connections, but what about the internal interface? Say...
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    Displaying an OCS Access Edge Server's List of Trusted Servers

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    Office Communications Server's Access Edge Servers and MediaRelay roles have a list of hosts they allow to connect on the internal interface. This is managed by the an administrative GUI accessed under ComputerManagement. GUIs are great for discoverability...
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    Certificates Owned by a Service

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    PowerShell gives you access to certificates in many ways. You can read it in from a file, or look at it via the certificate: PsProvider, or, use .NET to open [System.Microsoft.Win32.RegistryKey] object. However, these don't tell the whole story. It turns...
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