Microsoft Office Communicator Phone Edition Upgrade Guide

Some time ago Rick Varvel create a very detailed guide on how to configure the Edge server role. Rick has now create a similar very detailed guide on how you can upgrade your Microsoft Office Communicator Phone Edition devices – http://blogs.technet.com/rickva/archive/2009/10/03/ocpe-device-tanjay-upgrade-guide.aspx. It also cover all the necessary environment dependencies and how to configure them. Definitely…


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.


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)…


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…


Localized version of Office Communicator 2007 Phone Edition

On January 16, 2008 Microsoft made localized versions of the Office Communicator 2007 Phone Edition firmware available on Microsoft.com for download. There are Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish firmware versions. The firmware version available is 1.0522.41. In order to run the localized versions on a Office Communicator 2007 Phone Edition device you…


Running ConfigUpdatesServer.vbs on 64-bit Windows 2003 OS

During configuration of the OCS 2007 Software Update Service you need to run the ConfigUpdatesServer.vbs script. However running the script might result in the error “ERROR: OCS Common Files not found in registry”. If you are using a 64-bit version of Windows 2003 the error can be caused by running the command with the 64-bit…


Why do I get "You are Not Authorized to View this page" when I access the OCS 2007 Software Update Service Management Console?

The Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Software Update Service is used to maintain Office Communicator Phone Edition and Microsoft RoundTable devices. The management interface is a Web application called the Management Console (https://<host>/MgmtConsole). You might get the message “You are Not Authorized to View this page” when you try to access this page. The reason…