The OCPhone Update Wars: The Return of the LG-Nortel 1.0.199

In a previous post, How to upgrade Polycom CX700 1.0.452.0 using the OCS 2007 R2 Device Update Service, I asked if someone could lend me an Office Communicator Phone Edition (OCPhone) with firmware version 1.0.199. Well, Minsoo Park from LG-Nortel (kudos for him) was kind enough to lend me one IP Phone 8540 with this…

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How to upgrade Polycom CX700 1.0.452.0 using the OCS 2007 R2 Device Update Service

Let me start by saying that, although the title of this post refers Polycom CX700 (because was this device I used), the procedures described here will probably work with other devices (e.g. LG-Nortel or Microsoft). If you read my previous post Troubleshooting OCS 2007 R2 Device Update Service for Communicator Phone Edition, you probably noticed…

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Troubleshooting OCS 2007 R2 Device Update Service for Communicator Phone Edition

One of the big improvements with the release of Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 R2 was the new Device Update Service, much more simple than the previous version. Goodbye Windows SharePoint Services on a different server, no more additional complexity in order to update the UC devices deployed in an organization. Now, the Device Update…

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Upgrade Tanjay 1.0.199? Yes we can!

I recently had to upgrade 2 LG-Nortel IP Phone 8540 (aka Tanjay or OCPE) to the latest firmware available: Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 Phone Edition v1.0.522.101. The device was running version 1.0.199 (1.23) of the software which was still a Beta version and had, of course, some annoying bugs.   So, how do you upgrade…

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How to publish a private certificate chain for Communicator Phone Edition (aka Tanjay)

Communication between the Communicator Phone Edition and Office Communications Server 2007 is by default encrypted using TLS and SRTP. Therefore the device needs to trust certificates presented by Communications Server 2007 servers. If you’re using a well known Public Root CA (see table below), the certificate will automatically be trusted by the device. Vendor Certificate…

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