Author: Rick Kingslan

Publication date: December 2009

Product version: Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2

Office Communications Server 2007 R2, among many other things, introduced one big change that has caused some challenges for administrators. Office Communications Server 2007 R2 is a 64-bit only product. If Office Communications Server 2007 R2 is 64-bit only, do I have to upgrade all of the domain controllers before I install Office Communications Server 2007 R2? The answer is simply, no, you do not have to upgrade your domain controllers to 64-bit to install Office Communications Server 2007 R2. A frequent question from implementers and administrators of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 is, how do I install or manage the system if I have a 32-bit workstation,  have only 32-bit domain controllers in the root of my forest, or have 32-bit child domain controllers? Fortunately, the Office Communications Server team considered these situations and resolved them by including 32-bit management tools with the distribution of Office Communications Server. In this article, I describe the tools, where they are, and how to install them, and present some examples of their use.

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