Lync Server Management Shell on Windows Server 2012R2

I recently installed Lync Server 2013 on a Windows Server 2012R2 for the first time.

Although everything worked just as before I noticed that Lync Server Management Shell would not start – it would just hang with a blank window without the prompt. No error or indication as to what might be the problem.

To get around it I simply launched the “regular” PowerShell and ran a import-module lync cmdlet. After this “Lync PowerShell” can be used just like before.


9 thoughts on “Lync Server Management Shell on Windows Server 2012R2

  1. NeWay Technologies – Weekly Newsletter #81 – February 7, 2014 | NeWay

    • Johann, thanks for the comment. 🙂

      Running ANY Lync commandlet (i.e. Get-CsUser) will do exactly the same, as this implicitly (as of PowerShell v3) will import the Lync management module. No need to update the database and the real deal is anyhow the import of Lync server PS module, which is why I underlined that instead of suggesting running specific Lync commandlets.


  2. Check the shortcut to the Lync Management Shell. It will be missing a quote/apostrophe at the end of the string. AFAIK this only occurs on Server 2012 R2.

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