My Windows Home Server 2011 Backups Failed But I Fixed It (With Some Help)

I run Windows Home Server (WHS) 2011 and use it to do nightly backups of the family computers.  A few months ago I bought a new HP laptop for my use and joined it to WHS for nightly backups.  At first they failed until I did some research and found I was running into a…

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Client Version Filtering for OCS 2007 R2 EE

  I recently worked on a case with a customer who needed assistance in configuring the Client Version Filtering for OCS 2007 R2 EE.  For those unfamiliar with this feature here’s a few links that cover the capabilities: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Configuring Client Version Filtering http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd572488(office.13).aspx To configure this using the steps…

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Troubleshooting Communicator 2007 R2 Delegation Issues

Introduction Microsoft has added the ability to enhance the Manager/Delegate experience used in Outlook and Exchange scenarios to now include the ability for the delegate to also schedule Office Live Meetings on the manager’s calendar. In this write-up I’ll cover the requirements for this functionality to work and some troubleshooting steps and tools that can…

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Lync/OCS to Windows Live Messenger Public IM Connectivity (PIC) Service Outage

Microsoft Customer Service and Support, Lync/OCS and Windows Live Messenger teams are currently investigating a possible loss of service for enterprise Lync and OCS customers who federate with Windows Live Messenger.  The appropriate teams are actively investigating this issue and are working towards the quickest possible resolution.  I will update this notification again when full…

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Looking for some UC Blog Coolness?

Check out the NextHop UC Blog Roll at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ocs/ee410018.aspx.  From their site its “Your one-stop source for blog highlights and links from dozens of the very best blogs about Unified Communications.”

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FINAL REMINDER: Additional Windows Live Messenger PIC/Federation IP Address

This is the one week reminder that the scheduled additional IP Address is on track for implementation on Friday, March 26, 2010.  For organizations restricting this traffic to specific IP addresses the updated list in the KB below MUST be in place by March 26, 2010 or PIC connectivity to MSN WILL fail. 897567    Known…

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REMINDER: Additional Windows Live Messenger PIC/Federation IP Address

This is the four week reminder that the scheduled additional IP Address is on track for implementation on Friday, March 26, 2010.  For organizations restricting this traffic to specific IP addresses the updated list in the KB below must be in place by March 26, 2010 or PIC connectivity to MSN will fail. 897567    Known…

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POSTPONED: Additional Windows Live Messenger PIC/Federation IP Address

Reference my original blog on an Additional Windows Live Messenger PIC/Federation IP Address Tomorrow’s planned added capacity has been postponed for technical reasons and to provide additional time for administrators to update their firewall settings if necessary to reflect the additional IP address.  The new date that this work is scheduled to go into place…

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Testing Certificate Trust Between Two Windows Machines

Here are some easy steps that can be used to verify if two Windows machines trust the issuing certificates used to negotiate MTLS (Mutual Transport Layer Security) between each other.  Some OCS examples of this could be:  Front-End servers that need to communicate so the users can IM each other and see presence A Front-End…

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