How do you set a branding logo for federation? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can't find instructions on this anywhere in the documentation, or where in the Edge Server / OCS Console you select this.  How do I upload / input my company logo to be displayed next to the presence information for my company's users when federated users from other companies add them to their contact lists?

    Friday, July 27, 2007 4:08 PM


  • Sorry to say that functionality was dropped from 2007.

    Tuesday, August 7, 2007 6:28 AM

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  • Sorry to say that functionality was dropped from 2007.

    Tuesday, August 7, 2007 6:28 AM
  • This is not entirely true; you still need to have a logo if you want to federate with Microsoft and it still works.

    But I haven’t found out how to do it in any of the OCS 2007 documentation; however it still works if you do it the old LCS 2005 way.


    First, download and install LCS 2005 Res Kit


    Check out this folder installdir\Microsoft LC 2005\ResKit\Branding

    Read BrandingReadme.txt

    Creating and deploying icons



     Before the Branding application can be deployed, the icon itself must be

     created and deployed.  If the icon is to be displayed in Microsoft Office

     Communicator 2005, the icon must conform to the following rules-


     - File format is .png.

     - File size does not exceed 8 KB.

     - Icon dimensions must be 16 x 16 pixels.

     - Maximum 32 bits per pixel.


     This program supports deployment of two icons for federated traffic,

     one for presence documents leaving the network and one for presence documents

     entering the network.  The external icon is the one displayed to external

     users on behalf of local users.  Both icons must be deployed on an external facing

     Web server that allows browsers to display the image from inside and outside

     the local domain by using the URLs specified in the BrandingUrl and   

     IncomingDefaultFederationBrandingUrl variables, respectively.  Only HTTPS

     (secure HTTP) URLs will work with all supported clients.


    Configuration and Setup



     To install and run this sample, you will need the following software:


     - Microsoft® Windows Server™ 2003

     - Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005[MC1], Access Proxy

     - Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 SDK


     1. First, open the Branding.am script and change the BrandingUrl property [MC2]to contain

        the appropriate branding image for your deployment.

     2. Optionally, edit the IncomingDefaultFederationBrandingUrl property to contain the

        appropriate default federation branding image for your deployment. For details, see the Remarks section

     3. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Administrative Tools.

     4. Double-click Computer Management. In the navigation pane, expand Services and Applications, and then click Microsoft Live Communications

        Server 2005.

     5. Right-click the Applications node, and then click Properties and then click add.

     6. Click Browse, and then locate Branding.am.

     7. In the Application Name box, type Branding.

     8. In the URI box, type http://www.microsoft.com/LC/SDK/Samples/Branding.

     9. Click OK.

    10. Start the Live Communications Server service.



    Tuesday, September 4, 2007 2:24 PM
  • When I open http://www.microsoft.com/LC/SDK/Samples/Branding in IE it gets me no-where. Is that expected?

    Thursday, October 9, 2008 8:12 PM

    Yes, that is expected.  The URL is actually mapping to a line of code in the script itself, not an actual URL.
    Wednesday, October 15, 2008 2:24 PM