OCS 2007 R2 Supported Server Role Collocation

I just wanted to quickly point out this article on TechNet that does a really good job of showing which roles you can collocate when deploying R2. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd425201(office.13).aspx

How to Change the Shared Folder Location for an OCS Enterprise Pool

If you need to change the location where you originally configured the OCS shares, there are a couple of steps that you need to follow.  One reason to change the location is if you originally configured the shares to be on your Front-End server in an Enterprise Pool.  Although this technically will work, it is not…


Exchange 2010 Beta Released

The Exchange 2010 Beta was released just the other day.  I encourage everyone to read more about all the new features and improvements that we’ve made here:http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/2010/en/us/default.aspx Just some of the cool new features: No more Storage Groups No more LCR/CCR/SCR New, simplified high availability with Database Availability Groups All new Outlook Web Access, and…

How to Force User Replicator Regeneration

If you are troubleshooting a User Replicator issue, here’s an easy way to force User Replicator to run without have to restart any services on your Front-End server.  To force User Replicator to run, you will need to make the change in WMI. First you need to go to Start > Run > wbemtest Click ConnectFor…


Edge Planning Tool for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Released

If you’re thinking about deploying the Edge server role for OCS 2007 R2, then you need to take a look at the Edge Planning Tool.  It takes a lot of the complexity out of planning/configuring an Edge server. You can download it here:http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ec4b960c-3fe2-41bd-abdf-ae89cfcb8c6c&displaylang=en

How to Determine What Version of LCS or OCS You Have Installed

Here’s an easy way to figure out exactly what version of LCS or OCS you have installed. For LCS or OCS, check the following key:HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Real-Time Communications\{92AC8981-AAD9-4391-8563-92E558EEF4C6} For OCS 2007 R2, check the following key:HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Real-Time Communications\{A593FD00-64F1-4288-A6F4-E699ED9DCA35} Possible Values: ServerSE – Standard EditionEE – Enterprise Edition TypeVolume – Volume License EditionEval – Evaluation EditionMSDN – MSDN Edition…