MAC Messenger 7.0 has been released

Built for corporate Mac users on Office Communications Server 2007, Messenger for Mac 7 gives co-workers new ways to communicate easily with each other in different locations or time zones. Additionally, personal users will find a few improvements for managing their contact lists. Read more at source: http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products/messenger/default.mspx Technorati : MAC Messenger 7.0, OCS Del.icio.us : MAC Messenger 7.0, OCS Ice Rocket : MAC Messenger 7.0, OCS Flickr : MAC Messenger 7.0, OCS

Configuring Receive Connector Permissions using ADSI Edit

Hello folks, Receive Connectors can be configured using Exchange Management Shell (ADD-ADPermission cmdlet) or using ADSIEdit.msc. Using the second option we can manage permission following these steps: Open ADSIEdit.msc Expand Configuration, Services, Microsoft Exchange, Administrative Groups, Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT), Servers, <Server Name>, Protocols and finally SMTP Receive Connectors In the right side we will see all Connectors available to the server and we can right-click on it and click on Properties Here we go.. now we can configure specific user/groups permissions and also manage users in the Receive Connnector. Best Regards,Anderson Patricio Technorati : ADSIEdit.msc, Permissions, Receive Connector Del.icio.us … Continue reading Configuring Receive Connector Permissions using ADSI Edit

Where should we store the OCS Global Configuration?

Hello folks, During the OCS Forest preparation we have the option to choose where we are going to store the OCS Global Configuration (as shown in the figure below). Andrew Sniderman (http://communicationsserverteam.com/articles/142.aspx) blogged some tips to help you to decide which is the best solution for your deployment. His post can be found at http://communicationsserverteam.com/archive/2008/04/18/152.aspx Best Regards,Anderson Patricio

How to get SCR sources in Exchange Server 2007

Hello folks, We have different ways to get information about SCR sources. Unfortunately none of them are using Exchange Management Console. Using only the native cmdlet we can get this information running the following cmdlet: Get-StorageGroup | select Name,StandbyMachines and you will have a list of all Storage groups and their respective SCR sources. There is a script to help us out, the script is called GetSCRSources.ps1 and it can be found under scripts folder. You just need run ./GetScrSources.ps1 and we will receive a list with only the Storage Group(s) that are being replicated to the current server. You … Continue reading How to get SCR sources in Exchange Server 2007

OCS tabs in the Active Directory Users and Computers on a x64 server

Hello folks, If you just open Active Directory Users and Computers (dsa.msc) on a x64 server the OCS tabs will not show up. Then, how can we enable it? We can execute the 32 bits version of the Active Directory users and Computers, using the following command: dsa.msc -32 Best Regards,Anderson Patricio Technorati : Active Directory users and computers, OCS tabs, OCS tabs missing, OCS x64 Del.icio.us : Active Directory users and computers, OCS tabs, OCS tabs missing, OCS x64 Ice Rocket : Active Directory users and computers, OCS tabs, OCS tabs missing, OCS x64 Flickr : Active Directory users … Continue reading OCS tabs in the Active Directory Users and Computers on a x64 server

OCS support for MAC users…

Hello guys, This news came up during the blogger’s lunch at Interact 2008. MS folks announced during the blogger’s lunch that the MAC users will be able to play with OCS 2007, they will be able to do that through a new version of MAC Messenger, here are some features that this new version will have: GAL Search Instant Messaging P2P voice and video Rich presence Best Regards,Anderson Patricio Technorati : MAC Client, OCS Del.icio.us : MAC Client, OCS Ice Rocket : MAC Client, OCS Flickr : MAC Client, OCS

Microsoft Communicator Phone Edition Deployment Guide

Communicator Phone Edition is an intelligent IP phone designed to get the most out of Microsoft’s unified communication platform. Combining advanced network voice performance, user-driven design, up-time reliability, high-quality sound, and the enhanced communication and collaboration of Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007.This document describes the high-level steps necessary to deploy Communicator Phone Edition within an organization. Get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ED9C55C3-51C9-46D0-B48A-D72BBE129B63&displaylang=en Technorati : Deployment Guide, OCS Phone Del.icio.us : Deployment Guide, OCS Phone Ice Rocket : Deployment Guide, OCS Phone Flickr : Deployment Guide, OCS Phone

Validating AutoDiscover, RPC over HTTP and Inbound SMTP

Hello folks, This week I’m participating of the Interact 2008 in San Diego. The event has been great and today I went to two nice sessions with Scott Schnoll and Nino Bilic.During the first session Scott and Nino Bilic presented a Prototype tool called Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer which helps us to validate some components of Exchange Server 2003 and Exchange Server 2007, such as: Audotodiscover connectivity, Outlook 2003 RPC/HTTP Connectivity and test Inbound SMTP E-mail Test as well.How can I download such tool? It’s not necessary because it’s web based. It’s very cool, isn’t it? Here is the link: … Continue reading Validating AutoDiscover, RPC over HTTP and Inbound SMTP

How to renew a built-in certificate in Exchange Server 2007

Hello Folks, Today I will be quick, in order to renew the built-in certificate we just need to run the following cmdlet: New-ExchangeCertificate -Services SMTP Best Regards,Anderson Patricio Technorati : New-ExchangeCertificate, built-in certificate, renew Del.icio.us : New-ExchangeCertificate, built-in certificate, renew Ice Rocket : New-ExchangeCertificate, built-in certificate, renew

Communicator 2007 package update

Hello Folks, There is a new package update for Communicator 2007, this package fixes the following issues: 949894 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/949894/) Presence functions are disabled in Communicator 2007 when you use a time zone that includes a negative partial hour on a client computer 948733 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948733/) Error message when you try to shut down a client computer that is running Office Communicator 2007: “The data file ‘Mailbox – user’ was not closed properly” 950492 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950492/) You cannot manually change your status from “Away” in Communicator 2007 when you use a portable computer to connect to a remote computer 48159 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948159/) Error message … Continue reading Communicator 2007 package update