Update: Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Protocol Workloads Poster

The Microsoft Lync Server 2010 communications software protocol workloads poster shows the protocols that are used by each workload in Lync Server 2010, describing relationships, dependencies, the servers that initiate connections, and certificate requirements. This poster provides a snapshot of the network connections between server roles. You can download this poster from here. The latest update…

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Communications Server Mediation Server: Dual NIC Issue

There have been several great blog posts on the Internet concerning the Mediation Server dual NIC configuration or single NIC with multiple IP addresses in Communications Server 2007 R2. In this article, Greg Anthony shares an additional scenario that explains why both Mediation Server network interfaces need to be on physically distinct and separate subnets….


Configuring Communications Server 2007 R2 for Remote Access

By default, Communications Server 2007 R2 provides IM, presence, conferencing, and-if PSTN integration is configured-voice capability. To allow remote access to these features, you must install and configure one or more Edge Servers. This article highlights the information in “Configuration Guide: Office Communications Server 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Remote Access,” available as…


Configuring XMPP Connectivity to Gmail

Author: Rui Maximo Publication date: November 2009 Product version: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Check out the following figure. That’s no illusion-it’s an Office Communicator user communicating with a Gmail user. Figure 1. Office Communicator and Gmail If you can’t wait to try this, you have come to the right place. Before you start,…

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Configuring XMPP Connectivity to Jabber XCP 5.4

Author: Geoff Clark Publication date: November 2009 Product version: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Office Communications Server 2007 R2 XMPP Gateway, and Jabber XCP 5.4 Hooray! Office Communications Server 2007 R2 XMPP Gateway Has Been Released !–> This article walks you through setting up the XMPP Gateway and configuring it to work with Jabber…


Office Communications Server Edge Server on Windows Server 2008: Understanding the Strong Host Model

This article describes how to correctly configure the Microsoft Office Communications Server Edge Server role on the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 platform when three or more network interfaces are used. In a basic Edge Server deployment, only two network interfaces are used (one is internal-facing and the other is external-facing). But when multiple interfaces are…


Why Deploy a Director?

What is the use and value of the Director role? To be clear, the Director role doesn’t exist. You won’t find this server role in the Communications Server 2007 and 2007 R2 Setup. A Director is simply a Standard Edition Server or Enterprise pool that has NO users homed on it. This article will help…

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Configuring the A/V Edge Service for NAT in Communications Server 2007 R2

When configuring the A/V Edge for NAT it’s possible that remote users (both employees and federated) will be able to establish IM connectivity and view presence data but not escalate the conversation to an audio session. If this is happening to your users, find out why. Author: Rick Varvel Publication date: March 2010 Product version:…

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