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Remove-CsWebServiceConfiguration

 

Topic Last Modified: 2014-07-01

Removes one or more collections of Web Services configuration settings. This cmdlet was introduced in Lync Server 2010.

Remove-CsWebServiceConfiguration -Identity <XdsIdentity> [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-Force <SwitchParameter>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

Example 1 removes the Web Services configuration settings for the Redmond site.

Remove-CsWebServiceConfiguration -Identity site:Redmond

In Example 2, all the Web Services settings configured at the site scope are removed. To carry out this task, the command first calls the Get-CsWebServiceConfiguration cmdlet and the Filter parameter; the filter value "site:*" ensures that only those settings that have an Identity that begins with the characters "site:" are returned. This filtered collection is then piped to the Remove-CsWebServiceConfiguration cmdlet, which deletes each item in the collection.

Get-CsWebServiceConfiguration -Filter "site:*" | Remove-CsWebServiceConfiguration

The command shown in Example 3 deletes all the Web Services configuration settings where group expansion has been disabled. To do this, the command first calls the Get-CsWebServiceConfiguration cmdlet without any parameters in order to return a collection of all the Web Services configuration settings used in the organization. This collection is then piped to the Where-Object cmdlet, which selects only those settings where the EnableGroupExpansion property is equal to False. The filtered collection is then piped to the Remove-CsWebServiceConfiguration cmdlet, which deletes each item in the collection.

Get-CsWebServiceConfiguration | Where-Object {$_.EnableGroupExpansion -eq $False} | Remove-CsWebServiceConfiguration

Many Lync Server components are web-based: these components either use web services or webpages to carry out their tasks. For example, users employ a web service when searching for new contacts in the Address Book or when using group expansion to view the individual members of a distribution group. Likewise, components ranging from dial-in conferencing to Lync Server Control Panel use webpages as the interface between Lync Server and users.

The CsWebServiceConfiguration cmdlets enable administrators to manage Web Services configuration settings throughout the organization. This includes managing group expansion, certificate settings, and allowed authentication methods. Because you can configure different settings at the global, site, and service scope (for the Web Services service only), you can customize Web Services capabilities for different users and different locations.

If you create custom Web Services configuration settings at the site or service scope these settings can later be removed by using the Remove-CsWebServiceConfiguration cmdlet. Note that you can also run the Remove-CsWebServiceConfiguration cmdlet against the global collection of Web Services settings. In that case, however, the global collection will not be removed; that’s because Lync Server does not allow you to remove global settings. Instead, all the properties in the global collection will revert to their default values. For example, suppose you have changed the MaxGroupSizeToExpand value to 500. Because the default value for this property is 100, "removing" the global collection will reset the value of the MaxGroupSizeToExpand property to 100.

Who can run this cmdlet: By default, members of the following groups are authorized to run the Remove-CsWebServiceConfiguration cmdlet locally: 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 "Remove-CsWebServiceConfiguration"}

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Identity

Required

Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Xds.XdsIdentity

Unique identifier for the Web Services configuration settings to be removed. To remove settings configured at the site scope, use syntax similar to this: -Identity "site:Redmond". To remove settings configured at the service scope, use syntax similar to this: -Identity "service:WebServer:atl-cs-001.litwareinc.com".

The Remove-CsWebServiceConfiguration cmdlet can also be run against the global collection. In that case, however, the global collection will not be removed; instead, all the properties in that collection will be reset to their default values. To reset the global collection, use this syntax: -Identity global.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command.

Force

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Suppresses the display of any non-fatal error message that might occur when running the command.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

Describes what would happen if you executed the command without actually executing the command.

Microsoft.Rtc.Management.WritableConfig.Settings.Web.WebServiceSettings object. The Remove-CsWebServiceConfiguration cmdlet accepts pipelined input of the Web Services settings object,

None. Instead, the Remove-CsWebServiceConfiguration cmdlet deletes existing instances of the Microsoft.Rtc.Management.WritableConfig.Settings.Web.WebServiceSettings object.

 
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