Configure the Domains that User Replicator Searches

Update 6/19/12 – Updated post with cmdlet for Lync Server 2010. A common issue that occurs in a multi-domain forest, is that most of the time, not all of your domains contain users that are going to be SIP-enabled.  Unfortunately, when User Replicator runs, it tries to connect to all domains in the forest to…

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How to Verify if Schema Prep Completed Successfully

Update 5/3/15 – Added Skype for Business Server 2015 greenfield schema version.Update 11/26/12 – Updated Lync Server 2013 schema version for RTM.Update 7/19/12 – Added Lync Server 2013 schema version.Update 10/6/10 – Added Lync Server 2010 schema version. Verifying that SchemaPrep completed successfully before turning back on outbound replication on the Schema Master in AD is always a good…

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Live Meeting 2007 Group Policy Template

I get asked a lot if there’s an .adm template for Live Meeting and where to download it.  You can download it here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948741. It’s actually a KB article that used to track interest in the template, so feel free to download it multiple times! 🙂


Office Communicator Call Button Integration Support

Background Microsoft headsets and webcams currently launch Windows Live Messenger when the Call button is pressed. The goal of the Call Button Integration Support Update is to enable a Group Policy setting that will change that will launch Microsoft Office Communication using the Windows Live Call button. Installation Instructions Use the following .ADM file snippet…


Error when Configuring Delegated Setup

I had a customer run across this issue recently.  When trying to use LCSCmd to configure delegated setup, you would get the following error: LCSCmd.exe /Domain[:<domain FQDN>]  /Action:CreateDelegation /Delegation:SetupAdmin  /TrusteeGroup:<name of the universal group that you will delegate to>  /TrusteeDomain:<FQDN of the domain where the trustee group resides> /ServiceAccount:<RTC service account name> /ComponentServiceAccount:<RTC component service…

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Installing IIS Role Services for OCS 2007 R2

UPDATE 7/28/10 – I added the ServerManagerCmd commands to make it easier to install the IIS role services for front-end and CWA servers. This question comes up a lot, especially when installing on Windows 2008…What IIS role services do I need to install? The answer is pretty simple for Windows 2003.  You need to only…


Installing KB911996 on an LCS 2005 SP1 Enterprise Edition Front-end with SQL Installed

I ran into this issue while trying to migrate a customer to OCS 2007 R2.  When they originally setup LCS, they installed SQL with the LCS databases on the LCS server itself.  While this is not supported, it was keeping us from being able to migrate them to OCS 2007 R2.  Here’s a work around…


OCS 2007 R2 Web Scheduler Released

Overview Web Scheduler is a 64-bit tool for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It provides a Web-based alternative to the add-in for the Microsoft Outlook messaging and collaboration client for the purpose of scheduling a meeting using Office Communications Server 2007 R2. It also provides a browser-based conference management experience that includes operations such…


Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Site Resiliency White Paper Released

Brief Description This white paper provides guidelines and best practices for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 site resiliency.Overview Using backup and restoration procedures for site disaster recovery as described in the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 documentation library topic Backup and Restoration, can entail some downtime for users. This white paper describes a…


OCS 2007 R2 Updates Released – July 2009

Here is a list of all of the July 2009 OCS R2 Updates: 971296  Description of the update package for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Application Sharing Server: July 2009971289  Description of the update package for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Administration Tools: July 2009971793  Description of the update package for Office Communications Server 2007 R2,…