On a regular basis I find myself searching the internet for the following links, if nothing else I can at least come to my page to get them now.  If you find any broken links or have suggestions on other links please feel free to share.

Enabling PIC:

Lync Related:

OCS Related:

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Client Group Policy Documentation

Conferencing Add-in for Microsoft Outlook

Microsoft Office Live Meeting Client

Next Hop – Microsoft

Technet Center for OCS

Updates Resource Center for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Clients


10 Responses to Links

  1. George S says:

    Hi, I have a customer that is rolling out a MPLS network and wants to implement OCS. I need a partner with experience in this. The customer is in Ohio. Please send me your contact info in interested.

  2. Bob Stanley says:

    I am runing OCS 2007 R2 and Live Meeting 2007 on Win 7. When I attempt to host a meeting or share my desktop, I lose mouse control on the primary monitor. I have three monitors connected to my system and have turned two off, reduced screen resolution and also tried just sharing a program instead of the entire desktop without success. I can participate in other live meetings without issue. any ideas?

  3. jergomez says:


    I have a working 100% Lync server with meetings. Ialso have IM wokring 100 % internally. Would I have to add a “Edge Pool” to get the IM seen by external users? I allrfeady got the Microsoft provisioning enabled.


    • Kevin Peters says:

      Hi Jergomz,

      Yes you will need an edge to allow external user acces, federation, public IM connectivity and External participinats to join conferences (the conference joins require a reverse proxy as well).

      Hope this helps!

  4. Greg Jennings says:


    We are currently on a hosted UC system paying per seat, it is not a MS solution and I would like to go directly to OCS and have the VOIP integration. Do you know of any SaaS providers who sell OCS, and if I would need Lync to have the voice PSTN connectivity part, then Lync also. All with Exchange being under the same roof. None of my vendors sell OCS with VOIP as of yet, is the technology to new? Is it just for enterprise right now? We are maybe 20 users tops and haven’t a huge IT budget.


  5. Brian Osley says:

    Hey Kevin,

    I posted this on the Technet forum for Presence and IM in Lync but thought I would run it by you to see if you’ve ever heard of it happening to anyone else. Thanks for any insight you can provide.

    I have a very odd situation I am looking for some guidance on. We have PIC licensing for Lync and federation is established with Yahoo and Live Messenger and it works fine for the most part. Our Lync users have outside customers they communicate with over IM. These customers mostly use Yahoo Messenger. When the outside customers (I’ll refer to them as Yahoo users from this point forward) are logged into Yahoo Messenger on their desktops, messages and presence flow both ways and everything is happy. However, when a Yahoo user logs out of his desktop Yahoo client and into the Yahoo Messenger client on his Blackberry, the Yahoo user can see Lync user’s presence but my Lync users show the Yahoo user offline and messages no longer flow either way. Logically, I would think the Yahoo Mobile client for Blackberry doesn’t support communicating with Lync so I started some testing and this is what I have found.

    I tried this same thing with Yahoo Messenger clients for both IPhone and Droid. This is where it gets really strange.

    IPhone – Lync users could see Yahoo user presence and receive IMs from Yahoo user, but Yahoo user cannot see Lync user’s presence and cannot receive IMs from Lync.

    Droid – Presence flows both ways, Lync user receives IMs from Yahoo but Yahoo user does not receive IMs from Lync.

    This same thing is happening when logging into Live Messenger mobile client as well. I haven’t tried Google Talk as I do not have an XMPP gateway deployed.

    Is anybody else running into this? I’ve had a consultant talkng to both Microsoft and Yahoo about this and they each keep pointing fingers at each other. This is not a Blackberry problem as the issue is not just showing up on their platform. My consultant also has a hosted Lync provider and they are having the same issue. There has got to be a fix out there for this.


  6. jergomez says:


    Kevin, So far so good with LYNC very little issues…. Was wondering if you if theirs a way to have private conversions during a meeting with a (Guest-Attendee)? We have large webinars and sometime you want to have a private chat with someone and you don’t really need to share with other.We previously used Live-meeting and this option is available with them. Please let know any suggestion.


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