Category Archives: Office Communications Server

Job Title not Synching for Communicator

I just love some of these off the wall oddities when it comes to OCS and Lync. FYI, I have run into the same issue in Lync as well. In this case, it was OCS. Anyway, the symptoms were simple. … Continue reading

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OCS/Lync Federation–Need to Prefix Federated User Addresses with “SIP:”

It has been several months since I ran into this issue, but I heard a colleague was having a similar issue so I figured I should write it up. What happened in my case is that I set up Federation … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting PIC Federation

Yesterday, there was a significant problem with AOL’s instant messenger when it came to federation with Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and Lync Server 2010 environments. Yes, I know, people should not be using AIM for anything that is critical. … Continue reading

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NbtNs Query from OCS 2007 R2 to Internet

Recently, I have found some strange behavior from my Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Edge server environment. Every 15 minutes, the Edge server sends out three NetBIOS Name Service (NbtNs) queries over port 137 from the Edge server to destinations … Continue reading

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Outlook Sync Issues

I must get at least three or four calls a week with complaints about the Outlook Sync “Errors” that people are seeing. First off, there is no Sync “Errors” folder, it is a Sync Issues folder. Second, you won’t see … Continue reading

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DNS Load Balancing and Migrations from Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to Lync Server 2010

I am in the middle of planning a fairly large migration and one issue has been kind of bugging me. It kept gnawing at me. I was waking up in the middle of the night and just can’t explain why. … Continue reading

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Who Can Federate Tool–Which of Your Contacts can Federate?

I love OCS 2007, OCS 2007 R2, and Lync 2010. I have really enjoyed working with this product line in the last few years. While it is extremely complex, Lync Server 2010 is really taking hold in small and large … Continue reading

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