MSPL-RespondWithRing

By | October 31, 2012

Microsoft SIP Processing Language (MSPL) is a great way to extend the possibilities of Lync, and there are plenty of resources available to help you get started.

I recently talked about MSPL during a training, and was asked to share the example I demoed. Originally it was used as a work around for the ringback issue as explained in http://blogs.technet.com/b/dougl/archive/2009/07/30/ring-back-workaround-for-ocs.aspx. It also shows a way to document the changes made from within PowerShell.

Requirements:

On a FrontEnd server:

  • Create a folder MSPL with subfolder Support and copy the RespondWithRinging.am file to the MSPL folder.
  • In RespondWithRinging.am adjust the appUri to the URI used in the configuration, www.contoso.com/RespondWithRinging, (the default names could be used, but this prevents confusion).

In the Lync Server Management Shell:

  • Use Start-Transript to log your actions.
  • Backup the current configuration: Export-CsConfiguration -FileName C:MSPLSupportConfig.zip
  • Optional: Use Get-CSServerApplication to check which applications are currently configured. Get-CsServerApplication -Filter “service:*:pool01.contoso.com*” > C:MSPLSupportApplications01.txt

Next check the priority of the UserServices because this application needs to have a higher priority than UserServices.

  • Get-CsServerApplication -Filter “Service:Registrar:pool01.contoso.com/UserServices”

Identity   : Service:Registrar:pool01.contoso.com/UserServices

Priority   : 3

Uri        : http://www.microsoft.com/LCS/UserServices

Name       : UserServices

Enabled    : True

Critical   : True

ScriptName :

Next create the application with the New-CsServerApplication commandlet with the priority of the UserServices (3 in this case). This results in a priority of 4 for the UserServices.

  • New-CsServerApplication -Identity “Registrar:pool01.contoso.com/RespondWithRinging” -Uri http://www.contoso.com/RespondWithRinging -Critical $False -Enabled $True -Priority 3 -ScriptName “C:MSPLRespondWithRinging.am”

Identity   : Service:Registrar:pool01.contoso.com/RespondWithRinging

Priority   : 3

Uri        : http://www.contoso.com/RespondWithRinging

Name       : RespondWithRinging

Enabled    : True

Critical   : False

ScriptName : C:MSPLRespondWithRinging.am

  • Optional: Use Get-CSServerApplication again to check which applications are currently configured. Get-CsServerApplication -Filter “service:*:pool01.contoso.com*” > C:MSPLSupportApplications02.txt
  • Check Lync eventlog for event id’s 30803 and 30208.

30803:

Loading application – ‘C:MSPLRespondWithRinging.am’

30208: 

Lync Server application has successfully registered.

Application Uri http://www.contoso.com/RespondWithRinging

  • To compile the application: Stop-CsWindowsService and Start-CsWindowsService.
  • Stop-Transcript to stop logging.

MSPL Resources:

Lync team blog article about MSPL: http://blogs.technet.com/b/nexthop/archive/2012/03/14/deploying-and-troubleshooting-lync-server-2010-mspl-applications.aspx

http://blog.greenl.ee/2011/07/26/installing-troubleshooting-mspl-scripts/

http://channel9.msdn.com/posts/Lync-Developer-Roundtable-Introduction-to-Lync-Server-2013-SDK-and-MSPL

RingBack resources:

http://voipnorm.blogspot.com/2010/05/ringback-ringback-ringback-where-are.html

http://blogs.technet.com/b/dougl/archive/2009/07/30/ring-back-workaround-for-ocs.aspx (source for this workaround)

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