Remove-CsFIPSConfiguration

Removes one or more collections of Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) configuration settings. The FIPS standards are a set of United States government security standards required for use in computers maintained by non-military government agencies and by government contractors. This cmdlet was introduced in Lync Server 2013.

Syntax

Remove-CsFIPSConfiguration
      [-Identity] <XdsIdentity>
      [-Confirm]
      [-Force]
      [-Tenant <Guid>]
      [-WhatIf]
      [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are a series of standards and guidelines used by computers engaged in work for the United States government; for example, there are FIPS standards that govern the use of such things as cryptography, encryption, and digital signatures. (See http://www.itl.nist.gov/fipspubs/by-num.htm (http://www.itl.nist.gov/fipspubs/by-num.htm) for more information.) Skype for Business Server provides an option that enables the software to use only algorithms that meet the FIPS standards. If you need to work with the United States government (or with other entities that follow FIPS) then you can enable FIPS compliance in Skype for Business Server.

Keep in mind, however, that, for the on-premises version of Skype for Business Server, you have only a single, global collection of FIPS configuration settings: FIPS compliance can only be enabled or disabled for your entire Skype for Business Server implementation. You cannot selectively enable or disable FIPS compliance on, say, an individual site or an individual Registrar pool. If you do enable FIPS compliance, you could potentially encounter problems when trying to communicate with organizations that do not fully adhere to the FIPS standards.

By default, FIPS compliance is disabled in Skype for Business Server.

Skype for Business Server Control Panel: The functions carried out by the Remove-CsFIPSConfiguration cmdlet are not available in Skype for Business Server Control Panel.

Examples

-------------------------- Example 1 --------------------------

Remove-CsFIPSConfiguration -Identity "Global"

Example 1 resets the properties in the global collection of FIPS configuration settings to their default values.

Required Parameters

-Identity

Unique Identity of the FIPS configuration settings to be removed. Because Skype for Business Server only supports a single, global collection of FIPS settings, the only collection that can be deleted is the global collection:

-Identity global

Note that, in this case, the global collection will not actually be removed from the system; Skype for Business Server does not support the deletion of the global settings. Instead, the lone property in that collection - RequireFIPSCompliantMedia - will be reset to its default value of False.

Type:XdsIdentity
Position:2
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:True (ByPropertyName)
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015

Optional Parameters

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing the command.

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:cf
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-Force

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

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-Tenant

Globally unique identifier (GUID) of the Skype for Business Server tenant account for the FIPS configuration settings being deleted. For example:

-Tenant "38aad667-af54-4397-aaa7-e94c79ec2308"

You can return the tenant ID for each of your tenants by running this command:

Get-CsTenant | Select-Object DisplayName, TenantID

Type:Guid
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015
-WhatIf

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

Type:SwitchParameter
Aliases:wi
Position:Named
Default value:None
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
Applies to:Lync Server 2013, Skype for Business Server 2015

Inputs

The Remove-CsFIPSConfiguration cmdlet accepts pipelined instances of the Microsoft.Rtc.Management.WritableConfig.Settings.FIPSConfiguration.FIPSConfiguration object

Outputs

None. Instead, the Remove-CsFIPSConfiguration cmdlet deletes existing instances of the Microsoft.Rtc.Management.WritableConfig.Settings.FIPSConfiguration.FIPSConfiguration object.