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August, 2010

  • Specifying the SQL Instance when Creating an Enterprise Pool

    When running Office Communications Server Setup to create an Enterprise pool, the Create Enterprise Pool Wizard requires a SQL Server instance as shown in Figure 1. This is a database instance that the Enterprise pool uses as its back-end server. After the SQL Server instance field, the wizard provides an example that can be confusing. The reason is that unless you plan to reuse an existing instance, most installations are new installations. The language in the wizard might make you think that you need to specify a database instance name that is to be created or that you have to create the instance yourself.

  • Upgrading Tanjay in Communications Server 2007 R2

    This article provides instructions for upgrading Office Communicator Phone Edition devices from build 199 to 522 and then to 6907 by using the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Device Update Service. There is also a brief description of the naming...
  • Split-Brain Domain Name Services for Communications Server

    There is much to think about in the design of your network perimeter for Office Communications Server-several services are offered in the perimeter network through the Edge Servers. The primary goal when implementing a split-brain DNS solution is to provide...
  • Why Deploy a Director?

    What is the use and value of the Director role? To be clear, the Director role doesn't exist. You won't find this server role in the Communications Server 2007 and 2007 R2 Setup. A Director is simply a Standard Edition Server or Enterprise pool that has...
  • A Script-Based Approach to Deploying or Upgrading Office Communicator and the Office Live Meeting 2007 Client

    This article discusses a Microsoft Windows Script Host deployment script that provides a complimentary or a complete solution for deploying or upgrading Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2, the Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 client, and the Conferencing...