The guidance around where to create your pool and why can be quite confusing.If you look at the OCS R1 requirements for deploying an Enterprise Pool, it tells you the following:If you are using a 32-bit version of SQL Server, log on to your Office Communications Server Back-end Database server as a member of the Domain Admins group. If you are using a 64-bit version … [Read more...] about Create Pool – Run on OCS or SQL Server?
Welcome to Part 2 of this article series. In Part 1, we started off by preparing our servers in preparation for OCS Group Chat Installation. We created our services, created our SQL Database, and assigned permissions.In this Part, I will go over the installation of our Group Chat Server and Administrative Tools.Part 1Part 2 Group Chat OCS 2007 R2 Server … [Read more...] about Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Deployment – Part 2
Now that Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 R2 is RTM, and that I have already created an article series on how to deploy OCS R2 Enterprise Edition Front End Servers and Edge Servers here, I thought it would be nice to create an article on how to deploy a Group Chat Server with Compliance which is connected to an x64 SQL Server 2008 RTM Back-End Server.This article … [Read more...] about Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Deployment – Part 1
I seem to encounter this issue quite often and felt this topic warrants a dedicated blog post. The basic point of this post is to explain that you cannot have more than one default gateway on separate NICS on a multihomed server! Well, technically you actually can, but things won't work correctly. Now I am not saying that you cannot have multiple Default Gateways on … [Read more...] about Default Gateways and Multihomed Edge Boxes
Welcome to Part 5 of this article series. So far in this article series, we have deployed an Enterprise Pool, configured our Pool, set up DNS, tested connectivity with Communicator 2007 R2, configured our ISA box, and prepared our Edge Servers.In this Part, I will go through the part of the configuration of our Consolidated OCS Edge Server using a separate NIC for each Edge … [Read more...] about Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Deployment – Part 5