Lync RGS Holiday Set Editor
Introducing the Lync Server 2010 Response Group Holiday Set Editor!
Lately I’ve been interested in automating Lync administrative tasks that can only be performed with PowerShell. I decided that RGS Holiday Sets would be a good place to start since they can be complex to create and maintain without a basic understanding of PowerShell, variable assignment, and in-memory objects. So, I built a GUI front-end in C# and WinForms to manipulate RGS Holiday Set objects via PowerShell remoting.
Lync RGS Holiday Set Editor can be used to create new Holiday Sets and edit existing Holiday Sets for Lync Server 2010 Response Group Workflows using a graphical interface. The application uses Lync PowerShell Remoting via the “ocspowershell” Web Service on Lync Front Ends and can be run from any domain joined computer with .Net 3.5. The application requires local Administrator permissions to import the Lync cmdlets and authenticates with implicit credentials. The user running the application must be logged in with an account that has permission to run the following Lync cmdlets:
I’m offering this utility to the Lync community, but I do not assume any liability for it’s (mis)use. I have tested it extensively in several Lync 2010 environments but cannot guarantee it is bug free. Please let me know if you experience unexpected behavior.
* CAUTION: This utility will allow you to delete RGS Holiday Sets that are actively in use by a Workflow! The Remove command uses the -Force switch. Doing so does not break the workflow but will remove any holiday routing from the Workflow.
Lync RGS Holiday Editor Version History
1.0.4 – 10/19/2011 – Added support for international date/time formats. Thanks to Kay Morten for testing!
1.0.3 – 10/18/2011 – Initial release.
Download the ZIP file from the link below and unzip into a temp directory. Run Setup.exe and follow the install wizard prompts. The installer drops an application shortcut into the Start Menu under “Ronco Communications > Lync Holiday Set Editor”.