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  • Question

  • Hi to All,

    May i know how to chat with Non-domain PC using Office communicator, in OCS 2007??????

    Thanks
    Sameer
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 10:25 AM

All replies

  • Non-domain?
    inside or outside internal network?
    If inside, you can simple enable OCS FE server to listen TCP 5060 port.
    It will not require certificate.
    NOTE: Communicator itself wasn't required using in domain machine.
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 1:26 PM
  • That's not really a recommended, nor secure approach.  If the computer used is not a domain-member but will be used by a valid employee with AD credentials then depending on where the computer will be connecting from you have a couple options.

    If it's external (e.g. an emplotee's home personal computer) then you should have a public certificate on the Edge server meaning that the employee on needs to install the OC client on their computer and sign-in with their SIP address (Assuming you have correct SRV/A DNS records published externally).

    If this is a computer on the internal network that is simply not a member of the domain then the internal CA's root certificate (if not also using third-party certs on the internal Front-End server/pool) but be installed into the local computer's certificate store, and then just install the OC client and login the same as above.
    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 1:34 PM
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  • :>
    TCP is not as secure as TLS.
    But it's simple for testing purpose.
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 1:47 PM
  • Agreed, but without knowing more details (is he simply testing or trying to get production users to connect?) I wouldn't want to suggest that approach without explaining in more depth.
    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 2:01 PM
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