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Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule

 

Topic Last Modified: 2014-04-22

Returns information about the device update rules configured for use in your organization. Device update rules are used to associate firmware updates with devices that run Lync Server. This cmdlet was introduced in Lync Server 2010.

Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule [-Identity <XdsIdentity>] <COMMON PARAMETERS>
Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule [-Filter <String>] <COMMON PARAMETERS>
COMMON PARAMETERS: [-LocalStore <SwitchParameter>]

Lync Server uses device update rules as a way to provide firmware updates to devices that run Lync Phone Edition. Periodically, administrators upload a set of device update rules to Lync Server; after those rules have been tested and approved, they are automatically downloaded and applied to the appropriate devices as those devices connect to the system. By default devices check for new update rules each time they turn on and connect to Lync Server. Devices also check for updates every 24 hours after that initial sign on.

Device update rules can be imported (and applied to) the Web Services service. The Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule cmdlet enables you to return information about the device update rules that have been imported for use in your organization.

Who can run this cmdlet: By default, members of the following groups are authorized to run the Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule cmdlet locally: RTCUniversalUserAdmins, RTCUniversalServerAdmins. To return a list of all the role-based access control (RBAC) roles this cmdlet has been assigned to (including any custom RBAC roles you have created yourself), run the following command from the Windows PowerShell prompt:

Get-CsAdminRole | Where-Object {$_.Cmdlets –match "Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule"}

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Filter

Optional

System.String

Enables you to use wildcards when specifying the Identity of a device update rule or set of rules. For example, to return all the device update rules for WebServer:atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com use this filter value: "service:WebServer:atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com*".

Identity

Optional

Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Xds.XdsIdentity

Unique identifier for the device update rule. The Identity of a device update rule is composed of two parts: the service scope where the rule has been applied (for example, service:WebServer:atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com) and the globally unique identifier (GUID) that was pre-assigned to the rule (for example, d5ce3c10-2588-420a-82ac-dc2d9b1222ff9). Based on this, the Identity for a given device update rule will look something like this: "service:WebServer:atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com/d5ce3c10-2588-420a-82ac-dc2d9b1222ff9 ".

Wildcards are not allowed when specifying an Identity. Use the Filter parameter if you want to use wildcards when specifying a rule.

LocalStore

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Retrieves the device update rule data from the local replica of the Central Management store rather than from the Central Management store itself.

None. The Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule cmdlet does not accept pipelined input.

The Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule cmdlet returns instances of the Microsoft.Rtc.Management.WritableConfig.Settings.DeviceUpdate.DeviceUpdate.Rule object.

The command in Example 1 returns information about all the device update rules that have been applied in your organization. Calling the Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule cmdlet without any additional parameters always returns the complete collection of device update rules.

Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule

The command shown in Example 2 returns information about the device update rule with the Identity "WebServer:atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com/d5ce3c10-2588-420a-82ac-dc2d9b1222ff9".

Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule -Identity service:WebServer:atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com/d5ce3c10-2588-420a-82ac-dc2d9b1222ff9

Example 3 returns information about all the device update rules configured for the service WebServer:atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com. To accomplish this task, the Filter parameter is used along with the filter value "WebServer:atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com*". That filter limits the returned data to device update rules that have an Identity that begins with the string value "service:WebServer:atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com."

Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule -Filter service:WebServer:atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com*

Example 4 returns all the device update rules where the Brand property is equal to "LG-Nortel". To do this, the Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule cmdlet is called in order to return a collection of all the device update rules in the organization. That collection is then piped to the Where-Object cmdlet, which selects only those rules where the Brand is equal to "LG-Nortel".

Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule | Where-Object {$_.Brand -eq "LG-Nortel"}

Example 5 returns a collection of all the device update rules that have not been approved. This is done by using the Get-CsDeviceUpdateRules cmdlet to return a collection of all the rules and then piping that collection to the Where-Object cmdlet. In turn, the Where-Object cmdlet selects only those rules where the Approved property is equal to a null value. If the Approved property is null, it means that these rules are not approved.

Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule | Where-Object {$_.ApprovedVersion -eq $Null}

This command returns a collection of all the device update rules that meet two criteria: the rule has been approved and the rule relates to LG-Nortel devices. To accomplish this task, the Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule cmdlet is first called to return a collection of all the device update rules in the organization. That collection is then piped to the Where-Object cmdlet, which filters the collection on two criteria: the Approved property must not be null (that is, this property must have a value of some kind); and the Brand must be equal to "LG-Nortel".

Get-CsDeviceUpdateRule | Where-Object {$_.ApprovedVersion -ne $Null -and $_.Brand -eq "LG-Nortel"}
 
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