Lock or unlock a user PIN in Skype for Business Server 2015

Summary: Lock or unlock a user's dial-in conferencing PIN for Skype for Business Server 2015.

You can lock or unlock a user's PIN from the Users section of Skype for Business Server Control Panel.

To lock a user's PIN in Skype for Business Server 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 Skype for Business Server Control Panel.

  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:

    a. Click Add Filter.

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

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

    d. 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.

    Tip

    To add additional search clauses to your query, click Add Filter.

    e. Click Find.

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

To unlock a user's PIN in Skype for Business Server 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 Skype for Business Server Control Panel.

  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:

    a. Click Add Filter.

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

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

    d. 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.

    Tip

    To add additional search clauses to your query, click Add Filter.

    e. Click Find.

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

Locking and Unlocking User PINs by Using Windows PowerShell Cmdlets

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 Skype for Business Server Management Shell or from a remote session of Windows PowerShell. For details about using remote Windows PowerShell to connect to Skype for Business Server, see the blog article "Quick Start: Managing Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Using Remote PowerShell". The process is the same in Skype for Business Server.

To lock a user PIN

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

    Lock-CsClientPin -Identity "Ken Myer"
    

To unlock a user PIN

  • 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.