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How do I assign a default contact list in Office Communication server 2007 R2? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have many departements testing OCS.  They would like me to set up departmental contact lists and assign them to new users as they join OCS.  Sounds like a simple requet, but I cannot find any docs on the subject.  I know I can have a ditribution group to spam entire departements if I want, but no way to assign a default contact list.  

    Example:  Accounting Group - will automatically get a contact list that contains all the users of this group without adding them to each individual users accounts manually.


    Thanks,

    Thursday, April 16, 2009 5:40 PM

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  • There is both a WMI script (LCSAddContacts.wsf) and a third-party tool (OCS Contact Manager) which allow you to customize user's Contact Lists in bulk.  See this thread for more details:
    http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/communicationsserversetup/thread/c60f15b5-7bf0-42ec-b9a3-89070396fa70/
    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Thursday, April 16, 2009 6:25 PM
    Moderator
  • I used the WMI script (LCSAddContacts.wsf) to populate the contact list of user. I used this script to automate this :

    Put all the OCS contact in a txt file :
    dsquery * "OU=MyOU,DC=MyDC,DC=dc,DC=dc" -attr msRTCSIP-PrimaryUserAddress -filter "(msRTCSIP-UserEnabled=TRUE)" > contacts.txt
    
    Delete all the existing contact from all the user in the contact.txt file to avoid double contact :
    cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2\ResKit\WMI Samples\LCSAddContacts.wsf" /usersFile:contacts.txt /contactsFile:contacts.txt /delete
    
    Populate all the user form the contacts.txt file with the contacts from the contacts.txt file :
    cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2\ResKit\WMI Samples\LCSAddContacts.wsf" /usersFile:contacts.txt /contactsFile:contacts.txt
    

    Hope it'll help
    Friday, April 17, 2009 7:54 AM
  • When I execute this
    cscript "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2\ResKit\WMI Samples\LCSAddContacts.wsf" /usersFile:contacts.txt /contactsFile:contacts.txt

    this error

    LCSAddContacts.wsf(365, 3) SWbemObjectSet: Access is denied

    pls help me???
    Friday, October 9, 2009 4:28 AM
  • You may use   (OCSCM) Microsoft Office Communications Server Contact Manager.It's an administration mmc tool that will integrate with Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007 and Active Directory to provide an easy way to provision OCS users’ contacts list.   OCSCM is designed to show you how to manage the contacts and groups for individual ocs users by interacting with the Active Directory Domain Services and Microsoft Office Communication Server 2007/R2 and lcs 2005.

    download from http://www.ocscm.com

    Sunday, December 20, 2009 8:54 PM