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Lock or unlock a user PIN in Lync Server 2013

Lync Server 2013
 

Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-23

You can lock or unlock a user’s PIN from the Users section of Lync Server 2013 Control Panel.

  1. From a user account that is assigned to the CsUserAdministrator role or the CsAdministrator role, log on to any computer in your internal deployment.

  2. Open a browser window, and then enter the Admin URL to open the Lync Server Control Panel. For details about the different methods you can use to start Lync Server Control Panel, see Open Lync Server 2013 administrative tools.

  3. In the left navigation bar, click Users.

  4. Use one of the following methods to locate a user:

    • In the Search users box, type all or the first portion of the display name, first name, last name, Security Accounts Manager (SAM) account name, SIP address, or line Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) of the user account, and then click Find.

    • If you have a saved query, click the Open query icon, use the Open dialog box to retrieve the query (a .usf file), and then click Find.

  5. (Optional) Specify additional search criteria to narrow the results:

    1. Click Add Filter.

    2. Enter the user property by typing it or by clicking the arrow in the drop-down list to select the property.

    3. In the Equal to drop-down list, click the operator (for example, Equal to or Not equal to).

    4. Depending on the user property you selected, enter the criteria that you want to use to filter the search results by typing it or by clicking the arrow in the drop-down list.

      tipTip:
      To add additional search clauses to your query, click Add Filter.
    5. Click Find.

    6. Click the user, click Action, and then click Lock PIN.

  1. From a user account that is assigned to the CsUserAdministrator role or the CsAdministrator role, log on to any computer in your internal deployment.

  2. Open a browser window, and then enter the Admin URL to open the Lync Server Control Panel. For details about the different methods you can use to start Lync Server Control Panel, see Open Lync Server 2013 administrative tools.

  3. In the left navigation bar, click Users.

  4. Use one of the following methods to locate a user:

    • In the Search users box, type all or the first portion of the display name, first name, last name, Security Accounts Manager (SAM) account name, SIP address, or line Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) of the user account, and then click Find.

    • If you have a saved query, click the Open query icon, use the Open dialog box to retrieve the query (a .usf file), and then click Find.

  5. (Optional) Specify additional search criteria to narrow the results:

    1. Click Add Filter.

    2. Enter the user property by typing it or by clicking the arrow in the drop-down list to select the property.

    3. In the Equal to drop-down list, click the operator (for example, Equal to or Not equal to).

    4. Depending on the user property you selected, enter the criteria that you want to use to filter the search results by typing it or by clicking the arrow in the drop-down list.

      tipTip:
      To add additional search clauses to your query, click Add Filter.
    5. Click Find.

    6. Click the user, click Action, and then click Unlock PIN.

You can lock and unlock user PINs by using Windows PowerShell and the Lock-CsClientPin and Unlock-CsClientPin cmdlets. You can run these cmdlets either from the Lync Server 2013 Management Shell or from a remote session of Windows PowerShell. For details about using remote Windows PowerShell to connect to Lync Server, see the Lync Server Windows PowerShell blog article "Quick Start: Managing Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Using Remote PowerShell" at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?linkId=255876.

  • To lock a user’s PIN, use the Lock-CsClientPin cmdlet. For example:

    Lock-CsClientPin -Identity "Ken Myer"
    

  • To unlock a user’s PIN, use the Unlock-CsClientPin cmdlet. For example:

    Unlock-CsClientPin -Identity "Ken Myer"
    

For more information, see the help topic for the Lock-CsClientPin and Unlock-CsClientPin cmdlets.

 
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