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…


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


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….


Missed Called Notifications

As a user of OCS 2007 you have the ability to receive Missed Call Notifications. How the Missed Call Notification is generated depends on the configuration of the user in question. Let’s examine the different options. Enterprise Voice with Exchange 2007 SP1 Unified Messaging (UM) As an Enterprise Voice enabled user with voice mail coming…


Uploading of a .cab file to Update Server WSS site fails with an HttpException and the message Request timed out.

Sometimes, when you upload a new .cab file for Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Phone Edition or Microsoft RoundTable using the OCS 2007 Software Update Service Management Console Upload Software feature, the upload fails with an HttpException and the message Request timed out in the event log. The actual exception might vary, but the real reason…


How to implement Enterprise Voice in a non-DID scenario?

When implementing Enterprise Voice in OCS 2007 the assumption is that each user homed on OCS will have his/her own dedicated phone number directly reachable from the PSTN, a so called Direct Inward Dialing (DID) or Direct Dial-In (DDI). It is the DID defined for the user in E.164/RFC 3966 format in the msRTCSIP-Line attribute,…


UC OIP January 2008 Update

In case you haven’t seen it the UC OIP web site has been updated with the January 2008 status http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/bb735838.aspx. There is now one IP-PBX vendor qualified for Dual Forking with RCC.


How are phone normalization rules updated on the client?

Phone normalization rules in OCS 2007 are stored in Active Directory and can be manipulated using Enterprise Voice Route Helper and the OCS 2007 Administration MMC snap-in. The rules are not only used on the OCS server, but they are also downloaded to the client. How is the process? The rules are updated in Active…


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

During migration from LCS 2005 SP1 to OCS 2007 you will have to understand which clients can be used under which conditions during the migration. When I talk about clients I’m referring to Office Communicator 2005 (OC 2005), Office Communicator 2007 (OC 2007), Office Communicator Mobile 2005 (CoMo 2005), Office Communicator Mobile 2007 (CoMo 2007),…