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Monthly Archives: June 2008

The following events might be observed on the OCS Front End Server

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Event Type: ErrorEvent

Source: OCS Distribution List Expansion Web ServiceEvent

Category: (1024)

Event ID: 62009

User: N/A
Computer: OCS Front End

Description: Address Book Request web service could not be started.

Exception information : Access denied.

Cause: Startup errors.

Resolution: Check the events prior to this to resolve the service startup issue.
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Event Type: Error

Event Source: OCS Distribution List Expansion Web Service

Event Category: (1024)

Event ID: 62009

User: N/A

Computer: OCS Front End

Description: Address Book Request web service could not be started.

Exception information : Access denied .

Cause: Startup errors.

Resolution: Check the events prior to this to resolve the service startup issue.

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Event Type: Warning

Event Source: LSASRV

Event Category: SPNEGO (Negotiator)

Event ID: 40960

User: N/A

Computer: OCS Front End

Description:The Security System detected an authentication error for the server ldap/DCserver.domain.com/domain.com@domain.com. The failure code from authentication protocol Kerberos was “The user account’s password has expired. (0xc0000071)”.

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The Event 40960 shold provide an error code that can be translated into the cause of the problem. in this case it was cased by the component account was expired

Regards,

Rasmus

Joachim Farla at http://unified-communications.blogspot.com has found an Unified Communications Appliance Box that contains Office Communications Server 2007, and is able to integrate to Active Directory and Exchange.

Check out his article here:

http://unified-communications.blogspot.com/2008/06/startreadycom-appliances.html

Enjoy,

Rasmus

Microsoft has releasd 2 updates for LiveMeeting. The LiveMeeting update is a bug fix, and also adds new funcinality to the client. Also the Outlook add-in is updated with an bug fix and also adds ner functionality via an “Meet now” button.

Update for the Windows-based Live Meeting 2007 client
Read more at Microsoft Knowledge Base:

952579 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952579/) Description of the Windows-based Live Meeting 2007 client update package: June 4, 2008

Update for Live Meeting Conferencing Add-in for Microsoft Office Outlook
Read more at Microsoft Knowledge Base:

952578 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952578/) Description of the update for the Live Meeting Conferencing Add-in for Outlook: June 4, 2008

Also check out this article about added .adm templates for Group Policy control for the 2 clients:

Description of the administrative template (.adm) file for the Windows-based Live Meeting 2007 client and the Conferencing Add-in for Outlook
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=948741

The MS OCS team has released news that the PIC partners MSN and Yahoo! has changed public IP adresses.

There are no need for changes if you do not have restrictions you port 5061 traffic.

Read more here:

http://communicationsserverteam.com/archive/2008/05/23/193.aspx

Regards,

Rasmus

As i promised in an earlier post, heres some features of the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 product coming this fall (http://it-proknowledge.blogspot.com/2008/05/ocs-product-roadmap.html)

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Features:

The most exiting feature, is the “one number calling” concept. It has been introduced in the original Unified Communications wave in the fall of 2007, but in the R2 build, it should be here. What to expect is not to say, but as I understand it will be a more simplified process of calling UC enabled users. I expect there to be more logic in OCS to how one person can be contacted.

LiveMeetin dial-in is another requested feature, which should allow users to have a choice of using the LiveMeeting client audio or dialing direct to the meeting to get Audio access.
We will see more presence information in more applications

The Communicator Web Access will be upgraded to allow application sharing the within the web application (however this is done…..)

We are also looking at an “attendant console” which will be some kind of switchboard for forwarding calls and so on. This is a feature often used by a front desk or service desk, and will give them the joy of presence information and VoIP.

Also a telephony queue system should be included, and will give people dialing in to the system, access to a touchtone menu to have their calls forwarded to the right department/person and so on.

There is a lot more, but I am still working on what’s is for. I will keep updating as I get more information.

Please keep stopping by, as I will soon release information about the Office Communication Server 2009 features

Please note that this information is based on second hand information, and has not been confirmed by Microsoft.

Regards,
Rasmus

UPDATE: (January 2009)
Check out the real features of R2 and see screenshots:
http://it-proknowledge.blogspot.com/search/label/OCS%202007%20R2

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