Microsoft Lync Server 2010 RC Now Available

Microsoft Lync Server 2010 provides complete presence, instant messaging, conferencing and enterprise voice capabilities through a single, easy-to-use interface that is consistent across PC, browser, and mobile device. You can Architect your deployment for high availability using data center resiliency and survivable branch appliances. Administrators benefit from a single, consistent management infrastructure, new capabilities to…


July 2010 Cumulative Update for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Temporarily Unavailable

9/24/2010 – The September 2010 Cumulative Updates have been released.  This update includes the fix for Response Groups.  You can download the updates here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968802 From Next Hop: Due to recent discoveries in the July 2010 Cumulative Update for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, it is necessary to remove this update from the download site…


Issue with Exchange UM Voicemails Being Delivered After Applying KB931125

I ran across this today with a customer.  We were setting up Exchange UM to connect to Lync and while that was working just fine, users could leave voicemail messages for other users, the email messages weren’t being delivered to the user’s mailbox.  Looking at the Application Event Log on the UM Server we say the…


Issue when trying to Remotely Manage OCS 2007 R2 on Windows 2008

I’ve seen the following trip up a couple people when trying to manage an OCS 2007 R2 server installed on Windows 2008 remotely.   The solution is simple.  You need to allow Remote Administration in the Windows Firewall on your OCS 2007 R2 servers.  Once you do that, you’ll be able to manage them remotely.


OCS 2007 R2 Updates Released – June 2009

You’ll want to pay special attention to these if you are running the evaluation version of OCS 2007 R2 or Communicator 2007 R2.  You can read more about it here: http://communicationsserverteam.com/archive/2009/06/10/523.aspx and here: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=972041http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=972042


OCS Remote Connectivity Analyzer

Similar to the Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer, the OCS Remote Commectivity Analyzer will help administrators troubleshoot Edge server issues. Give it a try at: https://www.TestOcsConnectivity.com


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,…


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…


Lync Server 2010 Threshold Files for PAL Available

The PAL (Performance Analysis of Logs) tool is a powerful tool that reads in a performance monitor counter log and analyzes it using known thresholds.  The Lync Server 2010 Threshold files help you to identify performance issues on your Lync Server 2010 Servers.  Files are included for the following roles: Front End Monitoring/Archiving Edge Mediation…


Do I Really Need to be a Domain Admin to Install CWA?

This question came up from a customer who was looking to install CWA without having to be a member of the Domain Admins group.  The documentation and the GUI says that you need to be a member of the Domain Admins group, but what do we really use it for? We use the Domain Admins group…