Assign lync policies based on ad group

I adapted a script I found online to run within a scheduled task to assign a Conferencing Policy based on the membership of a global group named “CSLyncRecordingUsers.” Originally the script accepted paramters, but I wanted to just force the scheduled task to run with as few paramters as possible. I commented out the lines requiring arguments.

The service account needs to have the Logon as Service right assigned, and it needs to be a member of RTCUniversalServerAdmins.

The scheduled task just needs to reference powershell.exe and then a single parameter with the location of the script.


_________BEGIN Assign-ToGroup.ps1____________________

import-module ‘C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Lync Server 2013\Modules\Lync\Lync.psd1’

#Note: The above quotes must be single ticks and not double quotes or the task scheduler will not fire.

#Purpose: Assign the Recording Policy to all members of the global Group CSLyncRecordingUsers

#Syntax C:\Scripts\Assign-ToGroup.ps1 CSLyncRecordingUsers”RecordingAllowed”

#$strFilter = “(&(objectCategory=Group)(SamAccountName=” + $args[0] +”))”
$strFilter = “(&(objectCategory=Group)(SamAccountName=CSLyncRecordingUsers))”

$objDomain = New-Object System.DirectoryServices.DirectoryEntry

$objSearcher = New-Object System.DirectoryServices.DirectorySearcher

$objSearcher.SearchRoot = $objDomain

$objSearcher.Filter = $strFilter

$objSearcher.SearchScope = “Subtree”

$colProplist = “member”

foreach ($i in $colPropList)

    {[void] $objSearcher.PropertiesToLoad.Add($i)}

$colResults = $objSearcher.FindAll()

foreach ($objResult in $colResults)

    {$objItem = $objResult.Properties; $group = $objItem.member}

foreach ($x in $group)


#        Grant-CsConferencingPolicy $x -PolicyName $args[1]
        Grant-CsConferencingPolicy $x -PolicyName “RecordingAllowed”


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