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New Live Meeting console and Conferencing Add-In have been released

July 29, 2010 Leave a comment

The CU12 Live Meeting console and Conferencing Add-In have been released to the Web and the KB articles for the CU12 Console and Conferencing Add-In have also been published. The CU12 build number is 8.0.6362.190

The CU12 Live Meeting console and Add-In can be downloaded from the following links:

LM Console download link http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA101733831033.aspx

LM Conferencing Add-In download link http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/help/HA102368901033.aspx 

KB Article for the Live Meeting Console http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2029026

KB Article for the Live Meeting Conferencing Add-In http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2029027

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Categories: OCS 2007 Management

Microsoft Exchange 2010 Unified Messaging PBX Configuration Document for Cisco Unified Communications Manager 7.0

July 27, 2010 Leave a comment
This PBX configuration note contains information about deploying Exchange 2010 UM RTM and Service Pack 1 (SP1) with a Cisco Unified Communication Manager 7.0 using direct SIP connection.  The PBX configuration note contains configuration settings that are specific to Cisco Unified Communications Manager 7.0.
Download the document here

July 2010 Updates to Communicator and OCS (Cumulative Update 6)

July 26, 2010 Leave a comment

There has been a new round of updates for Communicator 2007 R2, OCS 2007 R2, and OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat – known as Cumulative Update 6 (CU6). ** July 26, 2010 Update **: There have been several reports of problems (failure of the Front End Service to start) after applying the CU6 updates on the server. Consider holding off applying this update until more information is known. It is important to install the CU 6 update to the back end database role first (see Description of the cumulative update package for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 database: July, 2010). So far, the problems appear to be related to this, but more information to come. Client Updates Communicator 2007 R2: • The July, 2010 update for Communicator 2007 R2 can be found here: Description of the cumulative update package for Communicator 2007 R2: July 2010. This update brings the Communicator version up to 3.5.6907.206 from the last update in April 2010 (3.5.6907.196). • Note: the links to the knowledge base article for the individual fixes do not work right now, or not ready yet, on the Microsoft support site. • The update can be downloaded here. Communicator 2007 R2 Phone Edition: • The July, 2010 update for Communicator 2007 R2 can be found here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2267962/. • The update can be downloaded here. Communicator 2007 R2 Mobile: • This was update was released about 2 weeks ago, but the knowledge base article has been updated. The description can be found here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969816. • You can download the Smartphone update here. • You can download the Pocket PC packager here. OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat Client: • The July 2010 update can be found here: Description of the update for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Client: July 2010. • The update can be downloaded here. Server Updates OCS 2007 R2 Server: • Note: the update for the SE/EE Back End Database is here: Description of the cumulative update package for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 database: July, 2010. This update (OCS2009-DBUpgrade.msi) SHOULD BE RUN FIRST. • All of the Cumulative 6 server updates can be found here: Updates for Communications Server 2007 R2. • The updates can be downloaded here. • It looks like the update includes new hotfixes for the following server roles: Audio/Video Conferencing, Web Conferencing Server, Core Components, Communicator Web Access, Conferencing Attendant, Standard/Enterprise edition Server Back End, and the UCMA Managed API 2.0 Core Redist 64-bit. • Note: the links to the knowledge base article for the individual fixes do not work right now, or not ready yet, on the Microsoft support site. OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat Server: • The Cumulative 6 updates for the Group Chat Server can be found here: Update package for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Server: July 2010. • The Group Chat Server update can be downloaded here. OCS 2007 R2 Group Chat Admin Tool: • The update can be found here: Description of the update for the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Administration Tool: July 2010. • The update can be downloaded here http://blog.insideocs.com/2010/07/23/july-2010-updates-to-communicator-and-ocs-cumulative-update-6/

Microsoft’s New Next Hop Site

July 13, 2010 Leave a comment

Whether you’re new to Office Communications Server and Unified Communications, simply looking for some helpful hints, or trying to get some serious information, we’ll help you find what you need. Read more…

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ocs/ee465814.aspx

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BT, Cisco Claim Cloud Coup

July 8, 2010 Leave a comment

If you hear an increasingly loud rumbling noise, you’ll probably find it’s either: that chicken pesto sandwich you had for lunch; or the sound of telecom operators scrambling to position themselves as cloud services pioneers.

http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=185585

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Recently discovered issues with Server 2008 R2 and OCS 2007 R2 – ABServer errors and moving users

July 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Issue #1: Using the OCS 2007 R2 Administration tools on Server 2008 R2 has shown to be problematic for moving users from LCS and OCS 2007 R1/R2 to other OCS servers. For now, it is best to use a non-Server 2008 R2 workstation or server to move users to and from OCS servers. You can ‘force’ the users to move, but it doesn’t always result in a good move. So, avoid it if possible.

Issue #2: If you are trying to run “ABServer.exe -SyncNow” on an OCS 2007 R2 server running on Server 2008 R2, you will need to create a new DWORD registry entry at HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\DisableLookbackCheck set to the value of 1.

Due to .NET 3.5 SP1 on Server 2008 R2, if this registry value is not set, you will receive an error message of “Triggering Address Book Server syncronization pass – function not available when RTCSRV service is not running. Start the RTCSRV service.” A reboot may be required for the new registry setting to take effect.

Usually, manual regeneration of the address book is not required since the front end will refresh the contents every night by default. It is only the manual run of ABServer.exe that is affected on Server 2008 R2. It is normally best to leave DisableLoopbackCheck disabled (set to 0) if possible for security reasons.

Thankfully, OCS seems to perform very well on Server 2008 R2 once the known issues are worked around.

Microsoft keeps an updated KB article about these issues, which do not have these documented yet, here.

Categories: OCS 2007 Management

Group Chat Updates

July 1, 2010 Leave a comment
Categories: Group Chat