It seems to be a day for writing about auto-discovery, the process whereby an application, in this case Microsoft Office Communicator (MOC), can use a limited amount of information to automatically discover the users’s OCS Server. Auto-discovery is based on MOC’s use of DNS resource records to obtain the necessary information. I’ve been reading the […]

Unified Communications Client API Terminology

Archived in the category: Office Communication Server, Technology
Posted by Dave on 28 Sep 08 - 0 Comments

This article defines some terminology commonly used with Microsoft’s Unified Communications solution, Office Communication Server 2007.

OCS 2007 Archiving SQL Queries

Archived in the category: Office Communication Server, SQL, Technology
Posted by Dave on 08 Sep 08 - 0 Comments

These are copied from the ArchivingCDRReporter read me… The following are some user specific SQL query samples that are intended to guide you through extracting relevant reporting user or time range specific information from the Archiving/CDR Database. The general usage queries are already added as part of the tool.

How the OCS Address Book Works

Posted by Dave on 03 Sep 08 - 0 Comments

The OCS 2007 Address Book service’s primary purpose is to provide updated GAL information to the OC 2007 client. It will also provide phone number normalization service for OC 2007 clients. The ABServer.exe is scheduled to query AD periodically for updates to user / group /information and provide this delta of updated information to the […]

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007\Server\Core>abserver -regenUR Wait 5 minutes and then run the same command with the -SyncNow switch On the client, close Office Communicator, and delete GALContacts.db (found in the user’s profile directory under Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Communicator) and then restart the client.

Using my previous employers standard SQL build caused some issues installing a new OCS pool. The 2 errors are related to the articles below. Security Account Delegation http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa905162%28SQL.80%29.aspx Shrinking your model DB size. http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/307487

OCS 2007 Port Requirements

Archived in the category: Office Communication Server, Technology
Posted by Dave on 01 Aug 08 - 0 Comments

Office Communication Server 2007 has a number of port requirements that are specific to the feature that you will be deploying. The following diagram breaks out the required ports based on the server role you are deploying.

OCS 2007 Resource Kit Tools Overview

Archived in the category: Office Communication Server, Technology, Tools
Posted by Dave on 25 Jun 08 - 0 Comments

Overview The Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Resource Kit Tools provide a set of deployment and technical reference information for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007. The set of tools and documentation in the Resource Kit Tools can be used as a complement to the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 documentation or as stand-alone tools.

OCS 2007 Design and Sizing

Archived in the category: Office Communication Server, Technology
Posted by Dave on 22 Jun 08 - 0 Comments

The Office Communication Server 2007 Planning Guide provides loose guidelines on infrastructure sizing. These are only guidelines and not hard limits, except that an Enterprise Pool will only support up to 125,000 users.