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Enable-CsAdForest

 

Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-20

Makes the Active Directory modifications required before you can install Lync Server. This includes making global changes to the Configuration or System containers; creating universal groups; and creating property sets and display specifiers that are specific to Lync Server. This cmdlet was introduced in Lync Server 2010.

Enable-CsAdForest [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-Force <SwitchParameter>] [-GlobalCatalog <Fqdn>] [-GlobalSettingsDomainController <Fqdn>] [-GroupDomain <Fqdn>] [-GroupDomainController <Fqdn>] [-Report <String>] [-RootDomainController <Fqdn>] [-SkipPrepareCheck <$true | $false>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

This command prepares the Active Directory forest for the installation of Lync Server. Because the GroupDomain parameter is not used, the universal security groups generated when you run the Enable-CsAdForest cmdlet will be created in the local domain.

Enable-CsAdForest

This command prepares the Active Directory forest for the installation of Lync Server. The GroupDomain parameter is used to ensure that the universal security groups created by running the Enable-CsAdForest cmdlet will be created in the northamerica.litwareinc.com domain.

Enable-CsAdForest -GroupDomain northamerica.litwareinc.com

Before you can install Lync Server, you must make a number of forest-level changes to Active Directory Domain Services. This includes creating display specifiers and objects specific to Lync Server, creating the universal security groups that are needed to manage Lync Server, and granting global settings object access rights to these groups. Forest preparation is typically carried out through the Lync Server Setup Wizard. However, enterprise administrators can also perform forest preparation at any time by running the Enable-CsAdForest cmdlet.

After the Enable-CsAdForest cmdlet finishes running, you can use the Get-CsAdForest cmdlet to verify that the forest is ready for the next step in the installation process.

Note that this cmdlet carries out tasks similar to those carried out by the following Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 command:

Lcscmd.exe /forest /action:ForestPrep

Who can run this cmdlet: You must be an enterprise administrator in order to run the Enable-CsAdForest cmdlet locally.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

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.

GlobalCatalog

Optional

Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Deploy.Fqdn

FQDN of a global catalog server in your domain. This parameter is not required if you are running the Enable-CsAdForest cmdlet on a computer with an account in your domain.

GlobalSettingsDomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Deploy.Fqdn

FQDN of a domain controller where global settings are stored. If global settings are stored in the System container in Active Directory, then this parameter must point to the root domain controller. If global settings are stored in the Configuration container, then any domain controller can be used and this parameter can be omitted.

GroupDomain

Optional

Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Deploy.Fqdn

Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain where the new universal security groups should be created. If this parameter is not included, then the groups will be created in the local domain.

GroupDomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Deploy.Fqdn

FQDN of a domain controller where universal group information is stored.

Report

Optional

System.String

Enables you to specify a file path for the log file created when the cmdlet runs. For example: -Report "C:\Logs\ForestPrep.html"

RootDomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Rtc.Management.Deploy.Fqdn

FQDN of the root domain controller, used to create trust paths for clients that need to access resources in domains other than their own.

SkipPrepareCheck

Optional

System.Boolean

When set to True ($True), causes Enable-CsAdForest to run without first doing its initial preparation checks.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

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

 
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