Last night Microsoft announced that Lync Server 2010 had reached RTM on their Unified Communications Group Team Blog
So check out the full RTM announcement on the Unified Communications Group Team Blog and tune in here; http://www.microsoft.com/lync for the worldwide launch event on Wednesday, November 17, 2010 where you can watch live demos of the final product, see examples from the more than 100 new Lync certified devices and hear from customers who have deployed early releases of Lync 2010
My first lesson on Windows Phone 7. One one of my lab exchange servers I have a privately CA signed certificate and to get ActiveSync going on a phone you need to import the CA cert, right.
So how do we do this on a Windows Phone 7 device?
Its raining and the first snow has already been on a visit here in Stockholm
So something warm to drink and some reading might be a good Sunday
Microsoft Exchange Online Beta Service Description – Final.docx
With the release of Lync Server 2010, you no longer require a license for the Edge Server. The only Server Role that now requires a license is the Front End Server Role servers. This is a great benefit as customers are now able to scale their infrastructure with fewer server licenses.
On the devices front there are also some news, all IP Phones connecting to Lync Server 2010 require a license.
Some examples to make this clear:
Lets say a user has 2 computers, one mobile and one desk phone = User CAL
A kiosk computer or a computer that more than one person use = Device CAL
A phone in a conference room or a common area phone = Device CAL
Then we have the user CALs previously there was a standard CAL and a enterprise CAL.
Now there is also a PLUS CAL to get the full feature set and to be able to use all of the amazing features in Lync. The PLUS CAL is basically the phone features that has been stripped out from the enterprise CAL (the price has been reduced a bit on the enterprise CAL). The reason to this might be that a lot of customers complained that the enterprise CAL was to expensive and included features (enterprise voice) that they where never going to use but they wanted “Live Meeting”.
Some examples to clarify:
A user that only wants im / presence & Lync one to one calls. = Standard CAL
A users that only wants to host meetings = Standard and Enterprise CALs
A user that wants it all (the above & Enterprise Voice) = has to have it all = Standard, Enterprise and the PLUS CAL
A phone in a conference room or a common area phone = Standard and PLUS CAL
Reference and more details can be found on:
The Adoption Reporting Tool for Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 R2 is a tool provided by Microsoft® that enables Office Communications Server administrators to easily measure usage and adoption of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 in their enterprise.
So at first I got some reports that users could only see some people and some groups when they searched for someone. And if I deleted a group and then searched for it MOC did not find it. Downloading the address book seemed fine and MOC did not report any problems.
And when trying to run "ABServer.exe -SyncNow" I got the error “Triggering Address Book Server synchronization pass – function not available when RTCSRV service is not running. Start the RTCSRV service."
And yes the service was started, port 135 was open and then I found this: http://blog.tiensivu.com/aaron/archives/1939-2-new-recently-discovered-issues-with-Server-2008-R2-and-OCS-2007-R2-ABServer-errors-and-moving-users.html
(the servers was Windows server 2008 RTM and NOT R2)
Create a new DWORD registry entry at HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\DisableLoopbackCheck set to the value of 1.
Well after this regfix and after a reboot “ABServer.exe –SyncNow” actually seemed to start since it didn’t give anything in the command promt. But checking the event log showed this.
Log Name: Office Communications Server
Source: OCS Address Book Server
Date: 10/11/2010 4:51:05 PM
Event ID: 21015
Task Category: (1008)
Unable to access WMI Settings. The Address Book Server will stop.
Exception: COM error code 800407D0 returned – ‘SELECT * FROM MSFT_SIPAddressBookSetting WHERE Backend = "(local)\\rtc"’. Check inner exception for details.
Exception type: ManagementException
Cause: May be a permission issue or may be because the Address Book Server has not been installed correctly.
Re-run the activation wizard.
<Provider Name="OCS Address Book Server" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-10-11T14:51:05.000Z" />
<Channel>Office Communications Server</Channel>
<Data>COM error code 800407D0 returned – ‘SELECT * FROM MSFT_SIPAddressBookSetting WHERE Backend = "(local)\\rtc"’. Check inner exception for details.
Exception type: ManagementException</Data>
So Google showed that at least one more had got the same problem but as usual no solution.
The simple solution was to just update everything to CU 7 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/ocs/ee695846.aspx
Den 12:e oktober bjuder Svenska UC Klubben till Usergroup-möte på Labcenter i Stockholm. Temat är Lync 2010 med ett lite annorlunda upplägg än vi brukar ha. Idén är att ni tar med er en egen laptop, installerar Lync-klienten och sen kopplar er till vår miljö för att sen kunna testa mellan varandra i ett lite större och mer realistiskt lab än vad man själv lyckas med på kammaren. Dessutom kommer vi ha ett antal devicepartners på plats så att ni kan titta på och själva testa det senaste utbudet av enheter med loggan ”Optimized for Communicator”.
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