When we launched OCS 2007 Rim shipped a client for OCS 2007. This client requires that the customer have a BES Server and a CWA server and used UC AJAX. Since we launched OCS 2007 R2 RIM hasn’t released an update for the software yet. So how do I support Blackberry users in OCS R2?
This has been posted elsewhere but wanted to get info to our education customers.
The Unified Communications (UC) AJAX SDK that is avail for CWA R1 will not be re-released for CWA R2. Therefore customers with UC AJAX apps need to deploy a CWA R1 server.
Migrating from OCS 2007 to OCS 2007 R2:
Customers who have CWA 2007 successfully deployed against an OCS 2007 server and who want to upgrade to OCS 2007 R2 but want to keep the CWA 2007 server setup to use with their UC AJAX applications must install OCS 2007 R2 into the existing domain. For more information, refer to the OCS deployment guide. Make sure that you leave the existing CWA 2007 server in place. Users should automatically sign in through CWA 2007 to OCS 2007 R2 without any further configuration that is required.
New customers who is installing OCS 2007 R2 for the first time:
Customers who want to set up CWA 2007 against OCS 2007 R2 starting from a clean environment should follow these steps:
1. Before you install OCS 2007 R2, prepare Active Directory by using OCS 2007 Setup.
2. Install CWA 2007 into the domain.
3. Install OCS 2007 R2. Note For more information, refer to the OCS 2007 R2
Deployment guide. Users should automatically sign in through CWA 2007 to OCS 2007 R2 without any further configuration.
Already have OCS 2007 R2 installed but want to now install CWA 2007:
New customers (did not have OCS 2007 deployment prior) who have already installed OCS 2007 R2 but now want to deploy CWA 2007 within the environment must follow these steps:
1. You need to perform a Forest Prep and a Domain Prep with the 2007 (R1) RTM Setup, not the command line.
2. You just need to add the OCS 2007 CWA (R1) to an existing R2 pool. No need to create a 2007 (R1) pool.
Done! Hopefully we will see updated guidance on RIM’s site soon. In the meantime enjoy. 🙂