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Changing the OCS Addressbook URL and/or UNC fileshare path name

September 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Although you can edit the WMI settings directly to change the OCS Addressbook URL and/or UNC fileshare path name, there is another way that is a bit quicker and easier. By using the lcscmd.exe tool you can export the Pool level configuration to and XML file, Edit that file and then re-import that file as your new pool level configuration. Suppose we have: • Poolname: ocsr2pool • UNC path for the Addressbook location: \\tam-vm5\addressbook • New UNC path we want to use: \\tam-vm5\newaddressbook Steps to make this change: • Create your new UNC share location (e.g. \\tam-vm5\newaddressbook) • Stop the OCS FE Services, (ensures no AB changes occur during your change) • Copy the existing OCS addressbook files to the new location, (i.e. from \\tam-vm5\addressbook to \\tam-vm5\newaddressbook) • Logon to one of the OCS Front End (FE) server(s) • From “\program files\common files\microsoft office communications server 2007 r2\” run the following lcscmd command: o Lcscmd /config /action:export /configfile:poolconfig.xml /level:pool • Using Notepad edit poolconfig.xml • Look for a line similar to:
• Change “addressbook” to “newaddressbook”
• Save the file
• Run the following lcscmd command: lcscmd /config /action:import /configfile:poolconfig.xml /level:pool
• Restart the OCS FE services.

To verify that the change occurred, open the OCS Admin GUI and expand the Addressbook Settings at the OCS Pool level

Hugh Marlor | Senior Consultant | BT Business Innovations Group | BT Global Services | T:+1. 972.830.8825| E: |

From: Marlor, Hugh
Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2010 8:38 PM
To: Wizards-UCC
Subject: Outlook Live Meeting Conferencing Addin Permission Setting

Interesting use of exporting and importing the pool config that show up in Outlook.

Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 1:32 AM
Subject: Outlook Live Meeting Conferencing Addin Permission Setting

You may recall a while back, a default setting in the Live Meeting Outlook addin that allowed the user to invite anyone to a Live Meeting was identified as a potential security risk. Although the user should be able to select that option if they want to, it was agreed that setting the Invite Within Network (as below in the screenshot) would be a more preferable default setting. However at the time, Microsoft were not able to propose a solution to make this setting default and it was thought that a patch may be required to fix the issue.

Recently Microsoft have got back to use with a solution, that we have tested at NML and it has the desired effect of setting Invite Within Network as the Default Permission setting within the Live Meeting Conferencing Addin in Outlook.,

The solution involves using the lcscmd.exe tool within OCS 2007 R2. The procedure is below:

1. Open the Command Prompt in OCS R2 and CD to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

2. Run the following command and export the current OCS Pool configuration to an XML file (in this example C:\poolconfig.xml):
>lcscmd.exe /Config /Action:Export /ConfigFile:C:\poolfonfig.xml /Level:Pool

3. Open the xml file you just exported and search for the following text: DefaultAddmisionTypeAnonymous.
To the right hand side of this text there should be the following text-” “-this setting sets the default permission to Invite Anyone.
In order to make Invite Within Network the default setting it is necessary to change the value “true” to “false” ( – . After changing this value in the XML file save the XML file. 4. Next import the configuration XML file by running the following command: >lcscmd.exe /Config /Action:Import /ConfigFile:C:\poolconfig.xml /Level:Pool Either wait 10 minutes or restart the Front End Service and then the default permission setting in the Outlook Live Meeting Addin should change to Invite Within Network. According to Microsoft there is no way at the moment to make the Second option the default (Invite Anyone Within Network). Anyway I hope this may be of some use to you. Please feel free to ask any questions regarding this. Regards Robert

Categories: OCS 2007 Management