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Cannot start Office Communications Server Front End Service RRS feed

  • Question

  • I conducted a new install of OCS 2007 R2.  The following succeeded:

    Prep Schema -logs state all successful
    Prep Forest - logs state all successful
    Prep Domain - logs state all successful

    The entire install succeeded except that it will not allow the OCS Front-End Serivce to start due to no certificate being installed.  When I run setupse.exe again I see that Deploy Server states "!Partial" - Options Configure Server and Configure Certificate are grayed out because the Deploy Server task is not completed.  The event logs states the service won't start because MTLS requires a valid certificate. 

    How can I get around the certificate requirement for now to finish the install?  I tried to trick the system with a selfsigned cert and an existing cert for another system but they come back as invalid...just thought I'd try and get things going so I could finish the install. 

    I can create a CSR via the OCS Console but I'd have to wait for the cert to be assigned.  Is there a way around this problem so that I can complete the install without the cert?  Initially, I intend to use OCS internally and then plan to extend to Internet usage.

    Sunday, August 30, 2009 2:11 AM

Answers

  • Certificate is a requeriment. Re-run the wizard and configure a certificate.

    Bruno Estrozi - MCSE/MCTS/MCITP - Unified Communications Specialist | http://brunoestrozi.spaces.live.com
    Sunday, August 30, 2009 2:56 PM
  • Hi , PKI is one of the back bones in OCS operation , second is AD and third DNS resolution. You can´t  finish FE server installation with out a valid certificate and a valid CA.
    Regards¡

    Amado Imperial
    Sunday, August 30, 2009 10:30 PM

All replies

  • Re-ran the wizard and everything started. 
    Sunday, August 30, 2009 4:27 AM
  • Install a Microsoft PKI an create a certificate with the ocs administration tool
    Sunday, August 30, 2009 8:01 AM
  • Certificate is a requeriment. Re-run the wizard and configure a certificate.

    Bruno Estrozi - MCSE/MCTS/MCITP - Unified Communications Specialist | http://brunoestrozi.spaces.live.com
    Sunday, August 30, 2009 2:56 PM
  • Hi , PKI is one of the back bones in OCS operation , second is AD and third DNS resolution. You can´t  finish FE server installation with out a valid certificate and a valid CA.
    Regards¡

    Amado Imperial
    Sunday, August 30, 2009 10:30 PM