Three items are key for automatic Office Communicator sign-in to work in an OCS 2007 environment:
Specifying the correct FQDN in DNS for the SRV record used for automatic sign-in.
Ensuring the correct Subject Name (and possibly Subject Alternative Names) are specified on the OCS certificate where the client connects (e.g. the certificate on the [...]
In June I released an OCS 2007 PowerGUI powerpack. PowerGUI is a free graphical interface to powershell, and I built the OCS powerpack which uses Powershell and the WMI provider to help the community use and manage Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007. The powerpack has recently been updated (last week) to support the latest version [...]
The first question often asked when exposing OCS functionality to the Internet is “what ports do I need to open on my firewall?”.
The answer depends on which Edge functionality (and the associated Edge Role), being exposed to the Internet. Below is a concise recap of the default Ports that need to be opened to expose specific [...]
Office Communicator client signs into OCS in one of two ways:
1) The OCS server hostname is manually specified in Communicator, or,
2) “Automatic Sign-In” via a DNS query on the SIP domain (the domain portion of the user’s SIP address) which returns the OCS server (or pool).
This is true for clients running both inside and outside [...]
My name is Curtis Johnstone. I’ve been meaning to start blogging about my adventures in OCS land for some time now, and I’ve finally gotton around to it! Enjoy.