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    when I try to install communication server 2007 it tells me the 2008 is not supported. what do I need to do.
    Monday, June 30, 2008 8:57 PM

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  • OCS is not supported on Windows Server 2008, but is supported in a 2008 AD domain.  If you are running 2008 for Active Directory, it'll still work but you'll need to install the OCS server components on a Windows 2003 member server.

     

    Tuesday, July 1, 2008 12:27 AM
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  • OCS is not supported on Windows Server 2008, but is supported in a 2008 AD domain.  If you are running 2008 for Active Directory, it'll still work but you'll need to install the OCS server components on a Windows 2003 member server.

     

    Tuesday, July 1, 2008 12:27 AM
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    Jeff do you know where i can find any documentation on OCS2007 being supported on 2008AD. Im looking for step by step instructions on preping a 2008 DCS for OCS
    Wednesday, July 2, 2008 8:29 PM
  • The supportablility guide lists information about Windows 2008

     

    Windows Server 2008 Support

    Running Office Communications Server 2007 on servers running Windows Server 2008 is not supported; any server running Office Communications Server must run one of the versions of Windows Server 2003 listed earlier in this section.

    However, Office Communications Server 2007 is supported for use in a domain with domain controllers running Windows Server 2008.

    For a new installation of Office Communications Server in an Active Directory forest that already includes at least one Windows Server 2008 domain controller in any domain, the installation of Office Communications Server will not require any extra preparation, and will install successfully.

    If you have an existing Windows Server 2003 forest running Office Communications Server, and upgrade any of its domain controllers to Windows Server 2008, Office Communications Server will not work correctly; some UI elements will disappear, and you will be unable to add more Office Communication Server servers or pools. To resolve this issue, you simply reissue the command to prep the Active Directory forest for Office Communications Server.

    To do so using the user interface, use the Prep Forest option of the deployment tool (for more information, see “Running Prep Forest” in the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Active Directory Guide).

    To prep the forest using the command line, use the following command:

    LcsCmd.exe /forest /action:ForestPrep

     

    (If you do not also specify the /groupdomain parameter, this action defaults to the local domain.)

    For more information on using the LcsCmd.exe utility to prepare Active Directory for Office Communications Server, see the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Command-Line Reference Guide.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=f8cc9b59-225f-425d-bd3a-e506396c6207&DisplayLang=en

     

    Thursday, July 3, 2008 9:10 PM
  • Hello,

    I have heard but I can't manage finding the information, that OCS2007 should be very soon supported on windows server 2008. Can anyone provide some information about that?

    thanks a lot for your help.
    Wednesday, September 24, 2008 9:16 AM
  • No official announcement has been released yet regarding the next version of OCS and it's specific requirements and enhancements.  There has been chatter speculating some features and a private beta, but any information available as of yet is neither official nor confirmed.

    Wednesday, September 24, 2008 12:06 PM
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  • Thanks for the information Jeff.
    Wednesday, October 1, 2008 11:06 AM