(Optional) Define Response Group holiday sets in Lync Server 2013


Topic Last Modified: 2014-02-07

Holiday settings define the days that a response group is closed for business and specify the action to take on those days. A holiday set is the collection of holidays that apply to a response group.


If a workflow is defined as a Managed workflow, then any user is assigned the CsResponseGroupManager role can set and modify holidays for workflows that they manage.

To create a holiday set

  1. Log on as a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group, or as a member of one of the predefined administrative roles that support Response Group.

  2. Start the Lync Server Management Shell: Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Lync Server 2013, and then click Lync Server Management Shell.

  3. For each holiday you want to define, run:

    $x = New-CsRgsHoliday [-Name <holiday name>] -StartDate <starting date of holiday> -EndDate <ending date of holiday>

    To create the holiday set that contains the holidays you defined, run:

    New-CsRgsHolidaySet -Parent <service where the workflow is hosted> -Name <unique name for holiday set> -HolidayList <one or more holidays to be included in the holiday set>

    The following example shows a holiday set that includes two holidays:

    $a = New-CsRgsHoliday -Name "New Year's Day" -StartDate "1/1/2013 12:00 AM" -EndDate "1/1/2013 12:00 AM" 
    $b = New-CsRgsHoliday -Name "Independence Day" -StartDate "7/4/2013 12:00 AM" -EndDate "7/5/2013 12:00 AM" 
    New-CsRgsHolidaySet -Parent "ApplicationServer:Redmond.contoso.com -Name "2013 Holidays" -HolidayList ($a, $b)