New OCS Book under construction, your input valuable

For those who caught an earlier post we have a Twitter account providing valuable OCS information at https://twitter.com/DrRez. We want your input on an upcoming book: NEW BOOK UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Managing OCS Using Windows Powershell (working title). What do you DEFINITELY want us to include and why? To respond you have to reply to the…


OT: Three Cups of Tea

I follow a few blogs where it is a mix of professional and personal and I am always intrigued when people share book and music suggestions. I read Three Cups of Tea on a trip to Seattle earlier this year and have since bought the children’s version to read to my daughter (half way through)…


R2 Stress Tool error with wma file

One of our partners had the following problem which they were able to resolve, it warrants being posted as I have not tested the tools and recieved the errors. Partner Question: Hi. I have setup a Front End server to handle 5000 users, two load generating clients for this server. They seem to be generating…


OT: New personal laptop experience

So I finally purchased a new laptop to replace our existing Toshiba Satellite Pro. The system is showing its age in its performance given the processor and memory, the experience we get the most and hate is when the system (many times just IE) hangs. I purchased a Lenovo laptop through my employee discount and…

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OCS R2 MMC Find users : Could not create the query dialog

We had an internal question about a deployment where an upgrade from OCS 2007 to OCS 2007 R2 was resulting in the error: Could not create the query dialog in the MMC.  Here is how the consultant described the customer problem: I just completed a migration from OCS R1 to R2 and almost everything is…


Great post (and site) to read about Reverse Number Lookup with a legacy PBX.

We posted about Paul’s blog on http://communicationsserverteam.com/archive/2009/06/05/518.aspx and I wanted to add a bit more as the presentation he gave was during our program working to establish a set of trusted consultants globally for OCS 2007 and R2 voice deployments. I think you will find from Paul’s post that he certainly fits the bill. The great…


R2 Capacity Planning tool run through and XML file problem

I have had the distinct pleasure or misfortune to have used the LCS 2005 SP1 capacity planning tools and the unreleased OCS 2007 capacity planning tools with customers. As I loaded the tool, I forgot about some of the feedback that I provided on the toolset which is nice to see exposed. Things like being…

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Can’t find the Dial-in Conferencing E-mail Templates?

We had a question asked internally today about these templates. Turns out the online documentation states to get UCDocumentation.msi but it doesn’t exist. We are following up on that piece but know that the templates do exist as a separate download Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Dial-in Conferencing E-mail Templates

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OC R2 hyperlinks converted to lowercase

<Edits <April 19, 2010> The more content I put up here the harder it becomes to monitor any updates so thanks to Ariel for checking and following up with the solution documented in http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/976046/?p=1  <May 15, 2009 > There is a reason that I shouldn’t allow my testing to cross from one day to the next, I forgot what I was…


UC Developer? Want a sandbox to play in?

I am not a developer nor do I play one on TV, but I have good news for those of you that are developers for this technology. Marshall Harrison is a Microsoft MVP and very active in UC development. Please see his post today about a UC Developer Sandbox opportunity – http://gotuc.net/blogs/gotuc/archive/2009/05/13/sign-up-for-the-uc-developer-sandbox.aspx TomL LCSKid