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  • Question

  • One of our customer has following requirements regarding OCS Server:

    ·       Track the file transfer between OCS users and
    if Required Prohibit the File Transfer between OCS users

    ·         Limit the file transfer size between OCS users

    ·         Monitor the chat interactions between OCS users

    ·         Use existing CAS server as edge gateway for OCS

    Kindly revert with your comments/Suggestions to achieve these requirements.

    Milind Dhuri

    Tuesday, September 29, 2009 7:54 AM


    1. File Transfer can be blocked at the client level using the 'DisableFileTransfer' Group Policy setting in the communicator.adm template.  File transfers are P2P sessions so they can not natively be tracked and recorded.
    2. File transfer size limits are not natively available, but using Forefront for OCS does offer that option. See this blog article for more details.
    3. You cannot actively monitor chat session, but all sessions can be recorded to a separate SQL database using the OCS Archiving server.
    4. And OCS Edge Server must be installed on a non-domain member standalone server in a perimeter network and cannot coexist with an Exchange CAS (or any other role) server.

    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Tuesday, September 29, 2009 11:52 AM