Exchange 2007 SP2 is available for download

SP2 is available for download now – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4c4bd2a3-5e50-42b0-8bbb-2cc9afe3216a

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OCS 2007 R2 web based scheduling for LiveMeeting

Hello all, the long awaited web based LiveMeeting scheduling tool is available now for download. I have recently configured it in my lab and it works beautifully. I am also enclosing some screenshots and process steps for people who are interested in the web-based management tool. Download Link – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=6d6848ec-e7d6-41f4-82d9-5bed3526fcbd&displaylang=en  Web Scheduler is a 64-bit…

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Deploying DPM Agent on Windows Server 2008

I have gone through many forums / blogs and even browsed through the TechNet site but I was not able to install DPM agent on Windows 2008 server. I finally referred this post and it worked for me. For people, who are getting the same 319 error can try this post as a start (Thanks…

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OCS 2007 R1/R2 Remote Access Configuration Guide

I have referred this post for the edge server configuration as well as for the DNS,certificates and MOC client setup. Very helpful post with the PDF download of the configuration guide http://blogs.technet.com/rickva/archive/2009/04/09/ocs-2007-r1-r2-remote-access-configuration-guide.aspx

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OCS 2007 R2 Edge server configuration (Part III) (Port Requirements)

Ports and protocols used by Office Communications Servers and clients – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd425238(office.13).aspx  Taken from the link Firewall Requirements for External User Access http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/library/dd441361(office.13).aspx IPsec Exceptions – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd425136(office.13).aspx Media Ports  Mediation Server for Office Communications Server 2007 R2            Media Port Range for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Office Communicator 1024-65535 UDP/TCP Port range used for…

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OCS 2007 R2 Consolidated Edge server configuration – Part II (Certificates and DNS records)

We need to configure the certificates on both the Internal and External interfaces of the Edge server. To summarize on the certificates that I had used for my consolidated Edge server setup – For EDGE server External certificates Access cert :- subject name                                    sip.domainname.com subject alternate name                 checkbox to add local edge server FQDN name…

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OCS Edge server configuration

I have recently referred this link for the OCS edge server configuration – OCS Edge Server Configuration Topologies –(Non MS Links) http://blogs.pointbridge.com/Blogs/schertz_jeff/Pages/Post.aspx?_ID=19 http://www.shudnow.net/2009/01/20/office-communications-server-2007-r2-enterprise-deployment-part-5/

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MAP 4.0 released

Most of the customers / partners who had deployed Win7 and Windows 2008 R2 RCs in their environment were eagerly waiting for this release of MAP. Add to this, this version can also help in running inventories of VMware environments More details about this release Windows 7 Hardware and Device Compatibility Assessment Windows Server 2008…

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DPM v3

For those who had missed the public webcast on DPMv3, you can access it offline Webcast URL –  http://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/WebCastEventDetails.aspx?EventID=1032412466 This webcast had covered the big features and directions for the next generation of DPM.

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Downloads on Exchange 2007/2010, OCS, MDT etc

Interesting Downloads Exchange Server 2010 Beta This download comes as a pre-configured VHD. This download enables you evaluate Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Beta VHD for 60 days. Microsoft Directory Synchronization Tool 9.1 The Microsoft Directory Synchronization Tool 9.1 enables you to securely synchronize selected data between an on-premise Active Directory and the Forefront Online Security…

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