AD objects representing Lync Server entities for OCS 2007/OCS 2007 R2 interoperability

In order for Lync Server 2010 to be able to communicate with OCS 2007/OCS 2007 R2 servers and vice versa they need to know about each other. To make Lync Server know about OCS 2007/OCS 2007 R2 servers you have to use the cmdlets Merge-CsLegacyTopology/Publish-CsTopology/Enable-CsTopology and Import-CsLegacyConferenceDirectory. These cmdlets will read information from Active Directory…


What is Internal Enterprise Extension?

Last week at Microsoft Tech·Ed Europe 2009 in Berlin several attendees came to the UC Booth and asked about the usage of the Internal Enterprise Extension flag in a OCS 2007 R2 normalization rule. Since it seems to be an interesting topic I wanted to write about it. The official documentation on the topic is…


OCS 2007 R2 documentation

We have made the documentation to OCS 2007 R2 available both as a Compiled Help Module (CHM) file and as individual documents – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e9f86f96-aa09-4dca-9088-f64b4f01c703


OCS 2007 R2 Release Notes available

We have made the R2 release notes available http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=60a6d84a-29c5-472b-bb3e-6caa39b745ed&DisplayLang=en. Included is Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Phone Edition Release Notes containing valuable information about various issues you might run into when upgrading devices.


OCS 2007 R1/R2 Remote Access Configuration Guide

Rick Varvel has published a very detailed and comprehensive guide on how to configure Remote Access for OCS 2007 R1 and R2. Well worth reading. Please take a look at it here http://blogs.technet.com/rickva/archive/2009/04/09/ocs-2007-r1-r2-remote-access-configuration-guide.aspx


Migrating from LCS 2005 SP1 to OCS 2007 R2 - which client can you use when?

This is an update to my my previous post on migration http://blogs.technet.com/jenstr/archive/2007/11/27/migrating-from-lcs-2005-sp1-to-ocs-2007-which-client-can-you-use-when.aspx. I’ve only updated the table. For the full details please refer to the previous post. Row Client connects with User homed on Enabled for Enhanced Presence Enhanced Presence Mode set Connection works? 1 OC 2005 LCS 2005 SP1 N/A N/A Yes 2 OC…


HTTP Error 500 19 when accessing OCPE firmware URLs on Windows 2008

You might experience that your Office Communicator Phone Edition powered devices are not updating to new firmware versions hosted on a OCS 2007 R2 enterprise edition pool running on Windows 2008. The cause could be that the device is not able to access the firmware, because it is getting HTTP error 500.19 (0x80070005 – ERROR_ACCESS_DENIED)…


OCS Master

One of the projects I’ve been working on this autumn has been the OCS Master program. My role has been to act as the interface between the component teams in the OCG Product Group – the folks developing OCS, OC, Live Meeting, Attendant, OCPE etc – and the team developing the content for the program….