How to automate testing of ports in the Lync 2013 environment

I wondered, wouldn’t it be nice to have a tool to test out all the Lync ports from one place? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a tool to do it for me so I don’t have to look it up every time? Well I went searching for some power shell commands that might do it.  I stumbled onto on  a blog called This is a very helpful blog and thank you to that blog who is credited for creating the XML to make PortQueryUI be able to test out the facets of Lync port connectivity.

I found this very useful for troubleshooting and I hope you will too. I don’t have a lot else to report, other then just replace the existing config.xml file with the Lync file, or get it from the flinchbot site. Below show some screen shots of what the tool does.


Figure 1. The config.xml file to make your own configuration

Below is a screen of the tools choices for Lync. you can place the tool on any machine and test the network with several tests:


Figure 2. the predefined queries available.

In conclusion, The PortQueryUI tool is useful to test ports. It is configurable and it is possible to make the configuration for your own needs. Thank you to all of the bloggers for Lync and in the technology areas. We all benefit from participation and sharing.


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