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Certificate and CNAME records RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a OCOMM2007 server set up with a certificate, and everything is working fine.
    Is it possible to specify the server name of a CNAME record instead of the hostname in the ocomm client?

    For example, the hostname of the server is SERVER1.domain.com.  I have created a CNAME record called OCOMM.domain.com that points to SERVER1.  Can I get the ocom clients to work by specifying OCOMM.domain.com? Or is this impossible because the name used in the certificate is different than the actual hostname?

    Thanks
    Andy
    Monday, January 5, 2009 7:17 PM

All replies

  • Its possible, you can use the CNAME for the Certificate.
    Thursday, January 8, 2009 9:50 PM
  • One caveat is that if you are using Automatic Configuration for client look-ups Microsoft states that the SRV record should only point to an A record in DNS, not a CNAME record.  In this case you should simply create a secondary A record for that FQDN that either points to the IP address of Front-End/Director server.  This typically only applies to a Standard Edition server as an Enterprise deployment should already be using a dedicated A record pointing to the pool's virtual IP address.  Also make sure that only the original server1 A record has an associated PTR record, not the secondary A record for ocomm.
    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Sunday, January 11, 2009 2:14 PM
    Moderator
  • CNAME is not supported in LCS\OCS setup...


    Regards,
    R. Kinker
    MCSE 2003 (Messaging), MCTS - LCS 2005, MCTS - OCS 2007
    http://www.ocspedia.com

    Ram Ojha
    Saturday, January 17, 2009 6:50 PM