Lync Tools – Get Lync Objects and Policies


Find all Lync enabled Objects (Users, Analogue Lines, Common Area Phones, RGS Workflows, Exchange UM Contacts, Trusted Applications and Conferencing Numbers) and the related policies (Dial Plan Policy, Voice Policy, Conference Policy, Client Version Policy, PIN Policy, External Access Policy, Archiving Policy, Location Policy, Mobility Policy) and display them in a table format. This includes: Users, Analogue Lines, Common Area Phones, RGS Workflows, Exchange UM Contacts, Trusted Applications and Conferencing Numbers (both with and without a Line URI assignment).

Once again there are probably plenty of PowerShell scripts that will do this for you. This however is an application without the need for running PowerShell or Logging in to the Lync servers (provided the core components are installed on the PC the tool is run from). Its a good way to extend basic searching of name and number assignments without the need to run PowerShell scripts manually, or collect information from a saved output file.

You can also click on the Column title’s to sort the data according to what you are looking for. 

Also if you click on the top left hand box (to the left of the Name box) you will be initiating the “select all” function, simply paste this into an Excel spreadsheet and voila!

Using GLOP

  1. Simply launch GLOP.exe (Get Lync Objects and Policies).

  2. Click on Query Lync to populate the data display window (Lync Core Components required for this).

  3. Once Query is complete, the Lync Objects will be visible in the window. If the Window has no data then the core components may be missing or your account may not have permissions to query Lync. (TIP Scroll to the right to see what the number is assigned to eg. user, Private Line, RGS Workflow etc.)
  4. Use the search box to find any number or user


Install the Lync core components of the PC that the tool will be run from. We like to nominate a Tool Server to run this on, also other items such as SEFAUtil.

The usual Lync RBAC permissions are required.

Revision History

Version 1.0 – Initial release


About Paul B

My name is Paul Bloem and I am employed at Lexel Systems in New Zealand as a Principal Consultant for Unified Communications. I have been working on enterprise voice solutions for over 20 years. My first 10 years were spent working for a Telco in South Africa (Telcom SA). This is where all the groundwork happened as I was exposed to just about every aspect of telecommunication you could imagine. I develop an interest in PBX technologies and eventually became the go-to guy. Next, I had a 10 year run at Siemens South Africa, most of my time there was as a Technical Trainer. During this time VoIP hit the world stage, I had the privilege of introducing VoIP both as H.323 and later SIP across the Siemens HiPath 4000 solution stack. In 2008 I immigrated to New Zealand with my newly attained MCSE, I was ready to go where no PBX Techie had gone before. I was employed to explore OCS 2007 and that was pretty much the beginning of the end for me. I have been working on OCS and Lync ever since. My current role focuses exclusively on Lync and associated technologies.. That includes pre-sales, consulting, architecture and design, training and support. I even get to play in the development space from time to time - focus on play ;-) I was nominated as a Microsoft VTSP for Lync early in 2013 and also awarded Microsoft's MVP award for Lync in 2014.
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2 Responses to Lync Tools – Get Lync Objects and Policies

  1. Paul Bloem says:

    Thanks Anonymous 🙂


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