Category Microsoft Communications Server

Getting photos in Lync 2010 from SharePoint via Active Directory

  I have spent a fair amount of time recently working with Lync 2010 testing out new features and trying to figure out how everything works! One of the exciting developments in Lync is how well integrated it is with the rest of the Microsoft product stack. For me however this has caused some serious […]

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Connecting Lync 2010 or OCS 2007 R2 to the PSTN

Hi, Having just written a long (ish) post on a forum, I thought I would post it here for future reference. These are high level methods of connecting OCS 2007 R2 or Lync 2010 to the PSTN. There are three options; In terms of capability of connection to the PSTN (Telephone network) functionally nothing much […]

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Activation Fails on new OCS Standard Edition Installation – Failure [0xC3EC78D8] Failed to read the Office Communications Server version information.

When installing a new OCS server recently I got these errors first in the deployment log: And drilling down further: So what on earth causes that! I thought, given that I had installed OCS no differently than usual. Turns out this harks back to the issues Microsoft caused when they released an update to the […]

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