OCS Client Logging Capabilities (MOC)

The purpose of this entry is to provide information regarding the various types of logging capabilities that exist within the numerous clients accessing the Office Communications Server Infrastructure. Author: Kent Tilger Publication date: April 2009 Product version: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 At the very highest level the goal is to provide guidelines to enable both monitoring…

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OCS 2007 R2: What’s new for Media Traversal?

It’s been a while since I wrote this blog on OCS 2007 media traversal.  I’ve since left Microsoft to join a UC consulting company, but media traversal is still near and dear to me. This blog describes some of the improvements in media traversal that have been implemented in OCS 2007 R2. Author: Alan Shen Publication…


OCS 2007 installation with SQL 2005 SP3

There has been a change in SQL 2005 SP3 that can impact the installation of OCS 2007. This does not impact OCS 2007 R2. Author: Publication date: February 2009 Product version: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 SQL 2005 SP3 has an update that changes a return code that the OCS 2007 install was not designed to handle….

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Round Table Reference Information

Author: Rob Pittfield Publication date: January 2009 Product version: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 RTManage.exe is a tool you can use to manually update the Roundtable device without requiring the OCS Software Update Server.  Once you download and install the tool, the usage is via the command line.  All you need to do is connect the device…

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Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) Program for Office Communications Server 2007

With the recent release of the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) Program for Office Communications Server 2007 and as the Program Manager responsible for its launch this year I wanted to provide a little more information about the program, its focus and what you can expect should you attend one of the forthcoming deliveries or ‘rotations’…

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Troubleshooting QoE Installation for OCS 2007 RTM

Author: Rob Pitfield Publication date: December 2008 Product version: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Once the QoE Service is installed and associated with a pool and Mediation Server it should start getting statistics.  You’ll also need to exit Office Communicator or the Live Meeting clients and sign in again to ensure the changes take place. If you…


Unable to download the Address Book

Author: Rob Pittfield Publication date: October 2008 Product version: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 A common issue we see is clients getting an error stating “Cannot Synchronize Address Book”. It looks like this: There are several reasons clients could get this error. One possible reason is the TLS Certificate hasn’t been selected yet in IIS on your…


Direct SIP with IP-PBX in Office Communications Server 2007

What’s changing?With the hotfixes released in August 2008, Microsoft is significantly improving the capability for Office Communications Server 2007 to exchange calls with SIP-based IP-PBX, in particular from Cisco. As a consequence, Microsoft now supports OCS deployments in Direct SIP with IP-PBX between Office Communications Server and specific versions of Cisco Call Manager. This change…


Running Communicator Mobile on a Virtual Machine

If you just want to try Communicator Mobile 2.0 without installing it on your Windows Mobile device, you can use a device emulator running on your desktop computer (or even running the emulator in a Virtual PC on your desktop machine J). This guide will instruct you, how to install all required components and also…

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Office Communications Server 2007 Edge Planning Tool

Author: Miru Gunarajah Publication date: August 2008 Product version: Office Communications Server 2007 R2 The Edge Planning Tool for Office Communications Server 2007 is a tool that takes a user through a set of interview questions regarding the proposed or current edge server deployment. The tool interviews users about their perimeter network settings as well as some…