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  • Blog Post: LCS PIC - unable to add PIC contacts in Office Communicator

    Now there are many times we have problems adding contacts so please read this carefully as the problem exposes itself for the user of MSN not Office Communicator (Windows Messenger would likely report the same or similar error, I just didn't test as most customers run OC). Customer may report that...
  • Blog Post: Office Communicator and Windows Messenger Logging

    What I post below comes from my teammate Jason, I have been trying to get him to start blogging with me. If you find this information useful send me an email with the subject: GET JASON A BLOG! Windows Messenger 5.0/5.1 (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Tracing) =================================...
  • Blog Post: Surface Pro and Function (FN) key lock

    Now that I figured this out, its a really cool feature but for the last week and half its been a real pain. At some point (likely when locking the computer and wiping the keyboard) pressing home and end keys on my Surface Pro stopped working as expected, to the point I put in a request at work to...
  • Blog Post: Windows Messenger Autoconfiguration with LCS and domain names SRV queries

    Interesting customer issue reported in that they could connect using TLS when providing the FQDN but when using Autoconfiguration it failed to connect. Normally when a customer tells us this we know that it is NOT a certificate issue, otherwise TLS would fail when using the FQDN. We can suspect that...
  • Blog Post: OC: Multiparty IM messages generate new window after 10 minute idle period

    So I was contacted in IM today by a past colleague (Hey Steve) now doing some consulting and he brought up this issue and trying to find the value as well as some background. The issue came up with a customer who wanted to have what is referred to as persistent chat. We don't position ourselves as...
  • Blog Post: LCS - Windows Messenger port information for IM, File Transfer, Audio and Video

    This post is about the ports in use for Windows Messenger and Live Communications Server. VERY IMPORTANT: only the IM traffic goes through the LCS server, all other traffic is peer to peer. Firewalls and Windows Messenger Options exist for using the advanced features of Windows Messenger with a...
  • Blog Post: LCS 2003 & Windows Messenger 5 Connectivity

    LCS 2003 & Windows Messenger 5 Connectivity Overall the behavior below is applicable for LCS 2005 but given the new feature of Pools there may be some slight/subtle difference, so for now this is about 2003 and I will edit at a later time with 2005 applicable changes (if any). When establishing connectivity...
  • Blog Post: LCS - TCP Secondary connections and Messenger through a firewall (TCP or TLS)

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Updated April 29, 2005 New subject as I will post another entry that is more specific to the Windows Messenger client and port usage for its features. ---------------...
  • Blog Post: LCS Presence - Aggregate behavior vs Exchange IM

    This is an issue one of my team mates Kevin shared with me about the new Aggregate Presence behavior in LCS vs. Exchange IM. For those customers who have used Exchange IM with WM 4.6, 4.7, 5.0 you may have noticed that when you sign in to multiple machines any text IM will be delivered to all end points...
  • Blog Post: OT: Mouse wheel Macro for Windows8

    Thanks to my teammate Andre for sharing this great switching method using the wheel button on the mouse. Download the Mouse and Keyboard Center 2.0 (formerly IntelliPoint and IntelliType Pro) http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35379 Note this will require a reboot. Open...
  • Blog Post: LCS RTC - An official product team blog

    In its infancy but it has begun, an official RTC blog with product group involvement. http://blogs.technet.com/rtc/ I will continue this blog as it represents the support aspect of our product but I expect to help contribute to posts on that site from time to time also. Thanks for your patience and...
  • Blog Post: LCS 2003 and Vista

    I was contacted by Ian Fischer with an interesting question regarding LCS 2003 and Vista. I now need to support Vista clients and I have found out  that Messenger 5.1 doesn't work on it.  It crashes constantly.  I run LCS 2003 and need a client to work on Vista.  I heard OC 2007 works...
  • Blog Post: LCS Presence - Outlook, Sharepoint, etc.

    I am updating this topic to ensure that you never come here for information that is located elsewhere. The KB should always be authoritative, what you find here would be a supplement or clarification. I will post here the summary of main presence related issues so you get an idea of what you might need...
  • Blog Post: LCS 2003 and Windows Messenger failing when set for Automatic Configuration with single label domain names

    A quick modification to this post is that the analysis is accurate and this is current behavior. Bug/By Design are just semantics but we don't build the DNS query for a single label suffix for the SIP-URI. At this time, the solution is to not use Automatic Configuration or alter the SIP-URI to have a...
  • Blog Post: LCS 2003: Windows Messenger on XP clients signed out overnight using Kerberos

    There is a known issue with LCS 2003 and Windows Messenger being signed out overnight. The root cause is a known issue with fix for Kerberos. The KB article is still being published so not everyone knows about the issue. You will want to enable the client side logging (RTCDLL) to report this issue and...
  • Blog Post: Certificate handling differences with Windows Messenger 5.0 vs. 5.1

    UPDATE <4/06/2005> Thanks Randy! The customer having this issue followed up and identified the root cause to be an invalid Certificate Revocation Path on the certificates. REPORTED PROBLEM Users connecting to LCS 2003 configured for TLS with Windows Messenger 5.0 could connect successfully...
  • Blog Post: Using Tabs to convert Windows Messenger 5.0 into an email client (and other things)

    A really cool feature with Windows Messenger is the ability to customize it via Branding. Graham Tyler has a great post on customizing Windows Messenger to support Outlook Web Access (OWA). http://blogs.msdn.com/grahamtyler/archive/2004/08/17.aspx Cheers Toml LCS Kid