ITPRO Africa Cape Town Event – 10 June 2010

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We’re having our next free Cape Town based event. This time round we’ll have a particular focus on OCS integration and Windows 7. What can OCS integrate with, well darn near anything. To prove the point Uwin’s going to demonstrate integration from two extreme’s – Asterisk and Exchange 2010. One you would to be totally […]

The case for wildcard certificates

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Wildcard certificates used to have a stigma attached to them; however I didn’t really know where that stigma came from, except that it was considered “best practice” not to use them under certain circumstances. So I did a bit of digging – let’s start with the gold standard for Certificate Authorities (CA) – VeriSign, gold […]

OCS Updates just got better

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I don’t know about you, but I find updating OCS and keeping it updated a pain. Tons of patches for lots of components and it seems to be rather never ending once you start, often without really knowing what you need which patch for… or so it seems 😉 The sustained engineering team have now […]

Tech-ed Session Agenda finalised

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  I’m super excited about this years Tech-ed. I have 4 sessions in different areas and will be covering quite a few topics, including Exchange UM, Exchange Migrations and two sessions on PowerShell – One on PowerShell for Developers, and the other PowerShell for Unified Communications.   Besides the sessions you can also find me […]

[0xC3EC7823] The specified Office Communications Server 2007 server is not installed on this machine.

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Tried installing OCS Standard, but failing spectacularly every time. This didn’t make any sense to me for a while, since the components were installed, but the installer refused to activate the product. The MMC didn’t show that services were installed either. How I resolved this was by uninstalling each OCS component from the add/remove programs […]

TechNet "How Do I?" Videos

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The TechNet "How Do I?" Videos represent a huge amount of work on various topics, covering everything from Exchange, to Fore Front, OCS, PowerShell, Active Directory, Windows Server, Hyper-V and more. They certainly are worth a browse and you may even find me on one or two of them ;). Have a look at them […]

Office Communications Server 2007 Edge Planning Tool

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It’s great to see more and more planning tools coming out of the OCS team. Well done folks! The original post can be seen here: http://communicationsserverteam.com/archive/2008/08/29/248.aspx Currently I see the largest issue being the lack of support for all supported topologies. Checkout the statement from the blog entry: Topologies Currently the tool only supports the […]