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    How do I set so that users can only IM messages with his superiors / managers, and can not IM messages with other users, more than their superiors / managers can talk to everyone?

    Is there any way?
    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 3:33 PM

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  • One possibility, depending on the size of your environment this may or may not be feasible to deploy or use:

     

    Go to the Access Levels Management view in the client, and drag the "People in my company" and "People in domains connected with my company" down under the Blocked grouping.  Then have the managers add all of their subordinates to their client contact list and drag them up into Team or Company.

     

    This configuration will block IM, presence, and all aspects of OCS for users not specifically in the higher access levels.  I'm not sure this is a recommended approach though, as you'd be crippling a lot of the product features in the process.

    Tuesday, July 8, 2008 5:38 PM
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  • I agree that this is an option but people can obviously change their contacts and permissions themselves

     

    So in the end there is no administrative option to configure this

    You might need to dive into OCS APIs to do this programatically and enforce it every day or so!

     

    Tuesday, July 15, 2008 11:32 PM
  • This should do the trick for you for what you need:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=070dbcab-472a-4ec1-aeac-9273eccd70c9

    I wrote a little bit about it here:
    http://blog.tiensivu.com/aaron/archives/1607-Ethical-Walls-for-Microsoft-Office-Communications-Server-2007.html

    Tuesday, August 5, 2008 5:12 PM