Microsoft Office Communications Server and Communicator 2007 R2 Update 09/2010

25 09 2010

Microsoft has released the September 2010 cumulative update for Office Communications Server and Communicator 2007 R2.

Note: It is important to install the CU 7 update to the back end database role first!

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 CU7 Update (ServerUpdateInstaller.exe)

Included in this update is a fixe for the Response Group Service (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2400367/), and fixes the previous CU6 issue with the Response Group Service issue (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2400367/).
There are also updates to the Core Components, Admin Tools, UCMA 2.0 API, and the Web Components.
The details and downloads are available from the Microsoft KB article 968802 (”Updates for Communications Server 2007 R2″): http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968802.
Included in this update is a fix for the Response Group Service (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2400367/). This addresses the previous CU6 issue with the Response Group Service (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2400367/).
There are also updates to the Core Components, Admin Tools, UCMA 2.0 API, and the Web Components.

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Public Beta of Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010 (Kown as CS14) is now available!

13 09 2010

Exciting News from Microsoft®:

“After 18 months of development, we are happy to announce that CS14 archived Release Candidate Status. The new Release Microsoft® Lync™ Server 2010 is an important milestone of our Voice and Conferencing Investments of the UCC Stack.”

“With the 2010 release, we will use Lync™ as the ‘family’ brand and within each of our communications products”:

Public Beta is now available for download here.





Step by step guide how to integrate OCS 2007 R2 in Exchange Server 2010 SP1 OWA

12 09 2010

Here you can find the step by step guide provided on Martin’s Blog.





Prerequisites for installing Exchange 2010 SP1 on Server 2008 R1/R2

12 09 2010

Additional to the Microsoft documentation you can find here all the required hot fixes and updates to install Exchange 2010 SP1.

Requirements for both 2008 R1 and R2:
FilterPack64bit.exe
UcmaRedist.msp Vers. 3.5.6907.210

Requirements for 2008 R1:
~ KB 973136
~ KB 977592
~ KB 977624-v2
~ KB 979099
~ KB 979744
~ KB 979917
~ KB 982867-v2

Requirements for R2:
~ KB 977020-v2
~ KB 977357
~ KB 979099
~ KB 979744
~ KB 979917
~ KB 981314
~ KB 982867-v2
~ KB 983440

Requirements for Windows 7:
~ KB 977020-v2
~ KB 982867-v2





Exchange Server 2010 SP1 UM Language Packs

12 09 2010

These downloads contain pre-recorded prompts, grammar files, text to speech data, Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) files, and Voice Mail Preview capabilities for a specific language that is supported by Exchange 2010 SP1 Unified Messaging (UM). Warning: This UM language pack must only be installed as an add-in to Exchange Server 2010 SP1 Unified Messaging.





OCS R2 – Support for Windows Server 2008 R2

12 09 2010

Server 2008 R2 Domains

Previously no version of Communications Server was supported when deployed in an Active Directory environment using either forest/domain functional levels of Windows Server 2008 R2. Upgrading to or installing Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers would also cause problems with an existing LCS/OCS installation, preventing the later deploying of additional servers/pools.

With the release of the Knowledge Base Article 982020 there is now a documented and supported resolution for supporting Server 2008 R2 domains. Basically the ForestPrep deployment step must be reapplied in order to replace configuration information in Active Directory that was erroneously removed by the upgrade of AD to Server 2008 R2.

Server 2008 R2 Hosts

More importantly OCS has not functioned correctly, nor was supported, when installed on a Server 2008 R2 host. Various SSL-related changes in Server 2008 R2 prevented some conferencing features from working due to certificate errors.

But now Knowledge Base Article 982021 details a supported resolution in the form of installing a number of Windows Server and OCS patches, as well as changing some default security settings in the host OS.