How to install LCS

This link from MsExchange provides details and screen snapshots for installing LCS.


http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Microsoft_Live_Communications_Server.html


And here are instructions from Ray & Damian specific for LCS with SBS2003:


1. Open LCS, right click User Services Global Settings, Properties. Under the Domains tab, click Add, and add the .com domain (i.e. domain.com)
2. Under LCS again, in the Users folder, verify the user is enabled, and the SIP URI is set to sip:user1@domain.com
3. Go to DNS, create a forward lookup zone called “domain.com”.
4. Right-click domain.com, Other New Records, select Service Location (SRV). For the Service, type _sip, for the Port number, type 5060, for the
host offering this service, type the FQDN of the server. (Like the attached picture)
5. Ipconfig/flushdns, ipconfig/registerdns.
6. Go to LCS, right click the server, select Stop, then Start.
7. Logon to the IM (Windows Messenger 5.0) using the username user1@domain.com under SIP Communications Service Accout.

As far as SharePoint, you need to go to http://companyweb, Site Settings, Go to Site Administration, Manage Site Collection Users. Update the email
address to @domain.com. Also, the client needs Office 2003 installed. If you don’t have Office 2003, Outlook 2003 is fine also.

But watch, any externally hosted website abovementioned ‘domain.com’ will become unreachable because of the new DNS settings. If that is the case:
You could just add the WWW A record to your locally hosted domain.com zone to point to the public IP of your externally hosted web site.
The other solution would be to host your internal LCS users using user@domain.local.

Use Group Policy for Shared Favorites

Assuming clients are Win2k or XP, use AD Group Policy – in a policy object,
the item is found under User Configuration > Windows Settings > Internet
Explorer Maintenance > URLs


If you have Win98 clients you may need to use the IEAK (Internet Explorer
Administration Kit) to create a custom browser settings script for those
machines.

Relocate Sharepoint Database

These instructions to relocate your Companyweb / Sharepoint database comes from David Copeland at Microsoft.

Stop the Companyweb site as well as any other web sites that have been extended with Windows SharePoint Services (WSS).

Create the new directory/drive where the databases will be moved to (in the example below is e:\newlocation)

I would suggest that the directory have the same permissions as the
\program files\microsoft sql server\mssql$sharepoint\data directory has

Replace “servername” with the name of your server.

The following section will detatch (the WSS config and content databases)
c:> OSQL -E -S servername\sharepoint <Enter>
sp_detach_db ‘STS_Config’ <Enter>
go <Enter>
sp_detach_db ‘STS_servername_1’ <Enter>
go <Enter>
Once the databases are detached, then using Explorer or another command prompt you should be able to copy the databases to their new location. (would suggest copying instead of moving just in case there is any kind of problem)
sp_attach_db @dbname = ‘STS_Config’, @filename1= ‘E:\new location\STS_config.mdf’, @filename2 = ‘E:\new
 location\STS_Config_log.ldf’ <Enter>
go <Enter>
sp_attach_db @dbname = ‘STS_servername_1’, @filename1= ‘E:\new location\STS_servername_1.mdf’, @filename2 = ‘E:\new location\STS_servername_1_log.ldf’ <Enter>
go <Enter>
exit
Restart any of the web sites that had been stopped previously

Hope that helps,
David Copeland
Microsoft Small Business Server Support

Problems making LCS work with SBS2003

These instructions provided by Ray Fong:


1. Open LCS, right click User Services Global Settings, Properties. Under the Domains tab, click Add, and add the .com domain (i.e. domain.com)
2. Under LCS again, in the Users folder, verify the user is enabled, and the SIP URI is set to sip:user1@domain.com
3. Go to DNS, create a forward lookup zone called “domain.com”.
4. Right-click domain.com, Other New Records, select Service Location (SRV). For the Service, type _sip, for the Port number, type 5060, for the host offering this service, type the FQDN of the server. (Like the attached picture)
5. Ipconfig/flushdns, ipconfig/registerdns.
6. Go to LCS, right click the server, select Stop, then Start.
7. Logon to the IM (Windows Messenger 5.0) using the username user1@domain.com under SIP Communications Service Account.
 
As far as SharePoint, you need to go to http://companyweb, Site Settings,
Go to Site Administration, Manage Site Collection Users. Update the email address to @domain.com. Also, the client needs Office 2003 installed. If you don’t have Office 2003, Outlook 2003 is fine also.
 
Ray Fong
Microsoft SBS Product Support

Slow OWA Performance

Issue: when you try to use OWA to connect to the SBS 2003 Server from the Internet, you will experience very poor performance. 

Note: these instructionsw ere provided by Frank Chen [MSFT]:

If the issue occurs with premium option selected when you connect to the OWA externally, let us disable “Enable Forms Based Authentication for Outlook Web Access” option, please follow these steps:

1. Click “Start”, point to “Programs”, point to “Microsoft Exchange”, and then click “System Manager”.
2. Expand “Servers”, expand “<ServerName>”, expand “Protocols”, and then expand “HTTP”.
3. Right-click “Exchange Virtual Server”, and then click “Properties”.
4. Click the “Settings” tab.
5. Click to clear the “Enable Forms Based Authentication for Outlook Web Access” check box.
6. Click “OK”.
7. Restart the following services:
– Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service
– IIS Admin Service

If the issue still remains, please follow these steps:

At the SBS 2003 server:
1. Clear the IIS server files follow these steps:
    a. Go to the %windows%\IIS Temporary Compressed Files directory
    b. Select all of the content in this directory and delete it.
2. Go to a command prompt, type “iisreset”.

At the external client:
1. Please open IE and click Tools -> Internet Options
2. Select Delete Files and click OK to confirm that you want to delete the
content.

Frank Chen, MCSE
Microsoft Partner Support Professional

Administrator access to email boxes

Granting right to a mailboxes located within a specific mailbox store

This information comes from Daniel Petri
http://www.petri.co.il/grant_full_mailbox_rights_on_exchange_2000_2003.htm

Use the following procedure to grant access to Exchange 2000 or an Exchange 2003 mailboxes found on a specific mailbox store:

Note: You must have the appropriate Exchange administrative permissions to do so.

  1. Start Exchange System Manager.
  2. Drill down to your server object within the appropriate Administrative Group. Expand the server object and find the required mailbox store within the appropriate Storage Group. Right-click it and choose Properties.
  3. In the Properties window go to the Security tab.
  4. Click Add, click the user or group who you want to have access to the mailboxes, and then click OK.
  5. Be sure that the user or group is selected in the Name box.
  6. In the Permissions list, click Allow next to Full Control, and then click OK.

    Note: Make sure there is no Deny checkbox selected next to the Send As and Receive As permissions.

  7. Click Ok all the way out.