**April 2011 Update: Blackberry Support for OCS 2007 R2 and Lync is Now Available
I have been asked several times recently about the BlackBerry® client support for OCS R2 (RIM makes a BlackBerry client that works with OCS. You can read more about it in my original post: Mobile Options for OCS).
The short answer [...]
I released a small free troubleshooting tool back in October 2008 to help diagnose Communicator automatic sign-in issues. It queries all the possible DNS records that Communicator could use to connect to the OCS server, and displays all the associated matches on the client computer.
I have made some significant improvements based on feedback and rolled [...]
Recently I have been involved in several cases involving users on Windows XP SP3 machines who have upgraded to the Communicator R2 client and do not have the Share Desktop feature available in Communicator R2. The whole “Share” option is completely missing from the right-click menu on a user contact!
In all cases installing MSXML 6.0 [...]
OCS installs a set of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes that expose a wealth of information on everything from global settings about an OCS deployment, OCS user settings, or configuration information about a particular server. These classes can be used to programmatically gather configuration information, manage an OCS environment, and automate administrative tasks using a [...]
There are several administrative uses for manipulating user contacts – the two primary uses are backup & restore, and inserting a standard set of contacts for an organization or department. There are two options available to import and export user contacts which I explain below.
1) Command Line Tool (DBIMPEXP.EXE)
DBIMPEXP.EXE is a little-known tool which can [...]