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  • Hello,
    I am hosting an OCS 2007 organization in my environment.  I've recently been asked to get live meeting configured.  All appears to be working except internal users have to have sip enabled on their accounts for live meeting to work.  Is it required or is there another way to get them to connect?  And if it is required, how can I enable all of my users for 'sip' without touching them all.  I'm fairly new to OCS and Live Meeting so your help will be much appreciated.  Thanks.
    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 6:58 PM

Answers

  • As bruno said it is required, the easiest way is just to either shift+select or select an OU in AD Users and Computers, right click and choose Enable Users for Communications Server, and enable them. There are wizards included to enable and configure multiple users for communications.

    You can get these options by running dsa.msc (AD Users and Computers) from the Front End Server, or a domain controller with the OCS 2007 R2 Admin tools installed.


    Randy Wintle | MCTS: UC Voice Specialization | WinXnet Inc
    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 9:28 PM
  • FYI, external users can be either OCS-enabled corporate users or any anonymous user with Live Meeting installed.  External/Internal referrs to the connecting source location of the user.  Anonymous is the term for users outside of the organization.

    Take a look at this blog article pertaining to external Live Meeting access for more information:
    http://blogs.pointbridge.com/Blogs/schertz_jeff/Pages/Post.aspx?_ID=67
    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 1:26 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • It's required. Anonymous users can use Livemeeting only by Edge Server.

    Bruno Estrozi - MCSE/MCTS/MCITP - Unified Communications Specialist | http://brunoestrozi.spaces.live.com
    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 7:55 PM
  • As bruno said it is required, the easiest way is just to either shift+select or select an OU in AD Users and Computers, right click and choose Enable Users for Communications Server, and enable them. There are wizards included to enable and configure multiple users for communications.

    You can get these options by running dsa.msc (AD Users and Computers) from the Front End Server, or a domain controller with the OCS 2007 R2 Admin tools installed.


    Randy Wintle | MCTS: UC Voice Specialization | WinXnet Inc
    Tuesday, September 1, 2009 9:28 PM
  • Thanks so much for getting back to me Bruno,
    The OCS org I'm working with was already in place when it was handed to me.  There are two servers and one appears to have the Edge role.  Can I point the internal users to the Edge server so they do not require SIP to be enbled?  Thanks.
    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 11:41 AM
  • Thanks for getting back to me so promptly Randy,
    If you could find a minute to address my question above that would be much appreciated.  Thanks.
    Oh, and one quick question.  Is there a difference between the internal and external live meeting clients?  Thanks again.
    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 11:42 AM
  • You can, but you need to check if you heve connectivity from you lan to the external address of you edge server.
    Bruno Estrozi - MCSE/MCTS/MCITP - Unified Communications Specialist | http://brunoestrozi.spaces.live.com
    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 1:02 PM
  • Thanks for getting back to me so promptly Randy,
    If you could find a minute to address my question above that would be much appreciated.  Thanks.
    Oh, and one quick question.  Is there a difference between the internal and external live meeting clients?  Thanks again.

    Yes, external user are users whith don't have account in AD, and internal users have.
    Bruno Estrozi - MCSE/MCTS/MCITP - Unified Communications Specialist | http://brunoestrozi.spaces.live.com
    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 1:04 PM
  • Hey Bruno,
    Sorry...misunderstanding...my question was is there a difference internal and external client software?
    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 1:15 PM
  • Hoh! No, the client is the same.
    Bruno Estrozi - MCSE/MCTS/MCITP - Unified Communications Specialist | http://brunoestrozi.spaces.live.com
    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 1:18 PM
  • Is this the External FQDN under "Web Conferencing Edge Server" if so do I need to specify it in the user account section?

    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 1:20 PM
  • There is no difference in the software that is used, but you will notice if you go to the user accounts configuration in livemeeting. (There is a little menu button in the top left of livemeeting that lets you bring up this area). Domain accounts will populate a URI in that field, if you leave that blank, and they have connectivity to the edge server they should be able to route that way. 

    I believe the problem however will be that users will have to fail on internal connectivity before they attempt the edge connection so you could break your enabled users if not done carefully. Bruno is that how you were thinking he could do this? if he could route out and then back in to the firewall on the external edge interfaces then they could be anonymous users?


    Randy Wintle | MCTS: UC Voice Specialization | WinXnet Inc
    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 1:21 PM
  • FYI, external users can be either OCS-enabled corporate users or any anonymous user with Live Meeting installed.  External/Internal referrs to the connecting source location of the user.  Anonymous is the term for users outside of the organization.

    Take a look at this blog article pertaining to external Live Meeting access for more information:
    http://blogs.pointbridge.com/Blogs/schertz_jeff/Pages/Post.aspx?_ID=67
    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 1:26 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks alot for all of your replies guys.  I think I've got enough for time being.  Thanks again.
    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 2:42 PM
  • There is no difference in the software that is used, but you will notice if you go to the user accounts configuration in livemeeting. (There is a little menu button in the top left of livemeeting that lets you bring up this area). Domain accounts will populate a URI in that field, if you leave that blank, and they have connectivity to the edge server they should be able to route that way. 

    I believe the problem however will be that users will have to fail on internal connectivity before they attempt the edge connection so you could break your enabled users if not done carefully. Bruno is that how you were thinking he could do this? if he could route out and then back in to the firewall on the external edge interfaces then they could be anonymous users?


    Randy Wintle | MCTS: UC Voice Specialization | WinXnet Inc

    I don't believe which is possible to mantain a normal installation of Edge to this cenario. I have a case like this but the two NICs of Edge are connected to LAN. In my case the Edge is used only to anonymous user on the LAN have access livemeeting.
    Bruno Estrozi - MCSE/MCTS/MCITP - Unified Communications Specialist | http://brunoestrozi.spaces.live.com
    Wednesday, September 2, 2009 3:02 PM