LCS/OCS Coexistence and Migration (series?): Allow/Block list not in MMC

  I think given all that will come from our presentation on the topic that a series will likely result. The right place to start on this subject is the Migrating to Office Communications Server 2007 document.  I would like to call out that the supported manner of administrating your clients is to use the…

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LCS 2003 and Vista

I was contacted by Ian Fischer with an interesting question regarding LCS 2003 and Vista. I now need to support Vista clients and I have found out  that Messenger 5.1 doesn’t work on it.  It crashes constantly.  I run LCS 2003 and need a client to work on Vista.  I heard OC 2007 works, but…


Released: Office Communications Server 2007 Best Practices Analyzer

The team I am on has been handling 3 distinct projects this year – handling critical LCS customers, driving the OCS 2007 TAP (technology adoption program) (my role) and the Best Practice analyzer. This Friday we reached the RTM milestone and you may now use the tool, please note the system requirements I have copied…


Virtualization technology?

Here is a question I received today and I thought I would attempt to address it here – Hi Tom, Do you have any knowledge, or reference to anyone deploying LCS 2005 components on virtual servers? E.g. when deploying an Enterprise pool, is it possible to use a single (or series of) virtual server as…

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Troubleshooting Convergence in MOC

Forgive the multiple postings, Dennis kindly alerted me that the images were not displaying. As I was doing this with a VPN to our corporate network the images displayed as I could connect to the source location. Jason Epperly has given permission to repost his internal blog on the subject. So, I get this case…


PIC: Which Entrust Certificate do I purchase?

Andrew from Entrust alerted us to a problem with our documentation around the Entrust Certificates that customers use with Live Communications Server 2005 SP1 and mostly with PIC. I asked Andrew to provide me with information I can share here for your consumption and he has provided this: The majority of Entrust SSL certificate products,…


Tom, do I need a director?

  Here is a recent email exchange regarding the use of the director, I hope that you are able to see the need and value for the Director given Dave’s particular customer deployment. From: daveSent: Tuesday, February 27, 2007To: Thomas LacianoSubject: Federation / PIC Hi Tom, I am putting a design matrix (doc) together for…


LCS – Determine which users are enabled for PIC

One nice thing about the blog and the IM technology is that I am able to establish contacts with many folks I would not normally have an opportunity to meet otherwise. / Edit December 12, 2007 Bobby Pena sent me the following email comment regarding the query on an LCS 2005 SP1 system, published with…

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Microsoft Messenger for Mac 6.0.2 release – logging clarification

Microsoft Messenger for Mac 6.0.2, released Jan 30, 2007 http://www.microsoft.com/mac/downloads.aspx?pid=download&location=/mac/download/misc/messenger60_download.xml I would like to let you know that the logging paragraph, included below, implies unfortunately that the logging is logging everything. Sadly this is not true and the logging will only work with the Personal (MSN) sessions. To be clear the Microsoft Messenger for Mac client is…

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Creating Certificates for LCS

The information below comes from one of our support staff,  handling certificate service issues.  Live Communication Server requires a certificate to enable TLS.  To generate this certificate, find the scenario that best fits your situation. Run the following commands to allow the Certificate Authority to issue Alternate Names. 1.       certutil -setreg policy\EditFlags +EDITF_ATTRIBUTESUBJECTALTNAME2 2.       net…

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