OT: Viewing/Sorting/Grouping Outlook Inbox

I just returned from a week of vacation, I went skiing 3 days with a buddy at Snowshoe Mountain and then took the rest of the week home with the family. For any of you in this business you likely have a lot of email and I was surprised with only ~350 new messages in…


Guest post: LCS 2005 Admin tools on Vista x64

Today’s post comes courtesy of Nate Smyre from Willis Information Services The steps I went through to get it to work, I think, were a little more than I probably needed to go through. The first thing I installed were the remote server admin tools for x64 vista. I then extracted the lcsadmin.msi package using…


OT: Juice IT in Seattle

I am attending TechReady8 this week which brings members of the field (consultants, sales, premier field engineering, support) across the globe to Seattle. I have been to 5 or 6 of them as I usually have at least 1 speaking engagement. This morning as I was waiting to get a shuttle from the convention center…

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OCS 2007 R2: Mediation Server

So does it count if I get the Mediation Server up and running but I have an invalid (won’t work) location profile and a next hop of bogus.contoso.com? Ok so the one thing I learned is you have to have a location profile but it could simply be test with any set of rules sufficient…


IP-IP Gateway Configuration Notes – external resource

Chris was kind of to share his blog post on IP-IP Gateway configuration: http://voipnorm.blogspot.com/2008/12/ip-ip-gw-configuration-notes-for-ocs-to.html


OCS 2007 R2 – Add Enterprise Edition Server

I knew this one going in and I am always dismayed when I encounter it but I wanted to call it out for you while planning. When you choose the option to enable Archiving, CDR and QOE you have to have those roles running before you can complete the adding of a server to the…


OCS 2007 R2 – Archiving and Monitoring

Looking through the documentation I thought that I might just install these services on the CWA role given I would need that role for Dial-In Conferencing but in order to install the Monitoring Server Report Pack, you have to install on a server with SQL 2005 SP2 Reporting Services, guess which server I have this…