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Symantec has released Service Pack 4 for Enterprise Vault 2007 which is consider a recommend update.

The Service pack also includes updates for the Discovery and Compliance Accelerator products.

You can read more about the changes in the service pack and download it from here: http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/302019.htm

Enjoy,

Joachim

Microsoft has released a new Operations Manager Management Pack for Office Communications Server 2007.

The package includes monitors and alert definitions for OCS 2007 as well as Perfomance counters.

There are no OpsMgr views in the Mgt pack, but these are easy to define. What really is missing is some good reports. There are no reports included.

TreeView:

Alert View:

Knowledge View:

Ger the Management Pack here:
Enjoy,
Rasmus

Microsoft has released an update for Office Communications Server in August 2008. The update is release throug Microsoft Update site and as seperate download.

List of issues that are fixed
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This update fixes the following issues:

952787 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952787/) A digest in a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Referred-By header uses a non-standard base64 encoding in Communications Server 2007

952785 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952785/) Outgoing calls from Communications Server 2007 Mediation Server may not be routed correctly

The update applies to the following OCS server roles:

• Office Communications Server 2007 Standard Edition Server
• Office Communications Server 2007 Enterprise Edition Server – Front End
• Office Communications Server 2007 Proxy Server
• Office Communications Server 2007 Director Server
• Office Communications Server 2007 Edge Server
• Office Communications Server 2007 Forwarding Proxy

Get more info here:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=952783

Users might experience problems when staring LiveMeeting from the start menu or Outlook add-in.

Error:
An error has occurred while trying to execute this command

The Pwconsole-debug log file might show these lines:

[MC] 15:42:32:823 GMT [PID 4756] [THREAD 7544] [W] PWException being thrown: placeware::PWException: HRESULT Exception, Function (unknown function) failed with error code 0xc066000c. Additional Info: (ConfAPIException) (e:lcssourceselcs2007maindevmeetingconsoleclientbizobjaddinsinstantmeetingb.cpp: placeware::InstantMeetingB::InitializeMeetNowConference(), 541)

[MC] 15:42:32:838 GMT [PID 4756] [THREAD 7544] [E] [X-JE] placeware::InstantMeetingB::CreateMeetNowThreadProc caught ConfAPIException: placeware::ConfAPIException: HRESULT Exception, Function (unknown function) failed with error code 0xc066000c. Additional Info: (ConfAPIException) (e:lcssourceselcs2007maindevmeetingconsoleclientbizobjaddinsinstantmeetingb.cpp: placeware::InstantMeetingB::InitializeMeetNowConference(), 541)

This error can have several reasons:

  • Verify that you are using the newest version of the LiveMeeting client
  • Verify that you are using the newest version of the LiveMeeting Outlook add-in
  • Verify that client credentials can be verified under account settings
  • Verify that Meeting Policies are configured and assigned to users

And reboot your system, if all other fails (this worked for me a couple of times ;) )

Regards,

Rasmus Hald

Dear all

Its time for an update on the forthcoming release of Office Communications Server, The OCS 2007 R2.

Wave 13
This is the internal name for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 at Microsoft. The “wave” indicates that we can expect more than just e few additional features in this release, and from what i have seen and heard so far, this will be true. Wave 14??? Yes there is also a Wave 14, most likely to be OCS 2009.

64-bit
Its official now. The OCS team is now openly discussing the next release on their blog, and its confirmed that OCS 2007 R2 will be 64 bit only. Rumor has it that some components might still need to be 32 bit, like the Communicator Web Access.

BETA
There has been rumors of an public beta of Office Communications Server 2007 r2, but there is none out there yet. I am not sure we will see a public beta of OCS 2007 R2, because of the limited time until its release. The current beta program is running as an TAP program (Technology Adoption) and is out there for selected customers mostly in the US. There have been inside rumors of a second program, but I’m not sure this will be public.

As always, this article is mostly based on rumors. But I hope it can help in your plans to deploy Unified Communications

Regards,

Rasmus

During the setup of Office Communications Server 2007, the AD Prep Schema actions fails with the following error:

Failure [0x8007054B] The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.

This is most likely caused by Active Directory connectivity problems. To find the source of the problem, verify the following AD settings:

DNS, verify that DNS is working for servernames and AD PTR/SRV records
Verify that Schema Master is online and can be contacted from the OCS server
Verify that Schema Master is writeable
Verify Domain Controller replication (DCdiag)

To work around this issue, try completing the task from another server, or Domain Controller

During the setup of Office Communications Server 2007, the AD Prep Schema actions fails with the following error:

Failure [0x8007054B] The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.

This is most likely caused by Active Directory connectivity problems. To find the source of the problem, verify the following AD settings:

DNS, verify that DNS is working for servernames and AD PTR/SRV records
Verify that Schema Master is online and can be contacted from the OCS server
Verify that Schema Master is writeable
Verify Domain Controller replication (DCdiag)

To work around this issue, try completing the task from another server, or Domain Controller

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