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  • Question

  • Is it possible to change the meeting id, entry code and location settings in live meeting/OCS?  The codes are ridiculously long and complex, it would be nice to reduce the information so that individuals could type in the info easily:

     

    Automatic Settings:

    Meeting ID:        c204e9a7fe1d43f3bc60ff289325d816

    Entry Code:        paHI60LXXX

    Location:           meetTongue Tiedip:craig@sparetime.local;gruu;opaque=app:conf:focus:id:c204e9a7fe1d43f3bc60ff289325d816%3Fconf-key=paHI60LXXX

     

    Dream World Settings:

    Meeting ID:        1234

    Entry Code:        password

    Location:           meet:craigsonlinepad

     

     

    Tuesday, June 10, 2008 3:41 PM

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    Why would you need that?

    At the beginning of the email you have the Join Meeting hyperlink

    Doesn't that work for you?

     

     

    Tuesday, June 10, 2008 9:38 PM
  •  Deli Pro-Exchange wrote:

    Why would you need that?

    At the beginning of the email you have the Join Meeting hyperlink

    Doesn't that work for you?

     

    If it is not Outlook, most of the times link does not work.  I would like to know if there is an answer to the original question.  Is there a way to do this?

    Wednesday, June 11, 2008 12:48 AM
  •  Deli Pro-Exchange wrote:

     

    Why would you need that?

    At the beginning of the email you have the Join Meeting hyperlink

    Doesn't that work for you?

     

     

     

    Quick answer: The link does not work in our environment and rather than trying to have the users copy and/or write out the ridiculously long id and location, it would be nice to have shorter custom items.

    Wednesday, June 11, 2008 4:29 AM
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    Maybe your environment is not configured correctly if the links don't work

    It is the Server that generates this id so there is probably no way to change this, sorry

     

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 3:22 PM
  • For us it works in Outlook only.  Any other client (we tried different web based like Google, Yahoo, etc....) does not work.

     

    If it works in Outlook, it means that everything is configured correctly.

     

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 5:31 PM
  • The hyperlinks are probably blocked in those web clients

    Can you copy and paste the complete URL in your browser and see what happens

     

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 6:57 PM
  • We have to copy Location and it works.

     

    Thursday, June 12, 2008 9:16 PM
  • So the problem really is that the hyperlinks cannot be clicked!

    Maybe you should add the sender to the safe list and see if the links are good?

    But that is the problem of the webmail application

    Microsoft cannot do something about that

     

    Friday, June 13, 2008 9:47 AM
  • No, hiperlink could be clicked but it is modified.  It does not work.  Again, it works if I see the email using Outlook.

    Saturday, June 14, 2008 7:37 PM
  • Not that I can see why it is so pressing to know the details, but here it is... we use citrix to push our applications to the local workstations.  Live meeting and communicator cannot be used through citrix (unless we don't want to use voice and video).  So to use OCS, we were going to locally load Live Meeting and Communicator on the workstations.  Since you cannot associate a local application to a Citrix session, clicking on the Join Meeting hyperlink in the email will not launch the local workstation live meeting application.

     

    Does this explain why it would be nice to have custom id's and locations?

    Saturday, June 14, 2008 9:13 PM
  • According to the Release Notes it does not work with other email clients

    http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/3/2/432f4c29-5871-4f12-a599-0be08b575170/Live_Meeting_2007_Release_Notes.htm#_Conferencing_Add-in_for_1

     

    E-mail invitations sent from Office Communications Server 2007 to e-mail clients other than Microsoft Outlook (for example, MSN Hotmail, Outlook Express, and others) may not work

    Issue: E-mail invitations sent from Office Communications Server 2007 to e-mail clients other than the Microsoft Office Outlook messaging and collaboration client (for example, MSN Hotmail, Outlook Express, and others) may not work.

    Resolution: Follow the troubleshooting instructions in the invitation. Start the meeting client and join the meeting with meeting ID, entry code, and location in the troubleshooting section.

     

    Invitations sent to Hotmail users are truncated

    Issue: If a meeting is scheduled using the Conferencing Add-in for Outlook and a user opens the invitation in Hotmail, the end of the invitation is truncated.

    Resolution: Hotmail users can upgrade to Windows Live Mail.

    Monday, June 16, 2008 9:06 PM
  • I understand why it does not work.  Strange is that it does not work even if you use OWA connection.

     

    But the original question was:

     DigitOptic wrote:

    Is it possible to change the meeting id, entry code and location settings in live meeting/OCS?  The codes are ridiculously long and complex, it would be nice to reduce the information so that individuals could type in the info easily:

     

    Automatic Settings:

    Meeting ID:        c204e9a7fe1d43f3bc60ff289325d816

    Entry Code:        paHI60LXXX

    Location:           meetip:craig@sparetime.local;gruu;opaque=app:conf:focus:id:c204e9a7fe1d43f3bc60ff289325d816%3Fconf-key=paHI60LXXX

     

    Dream World Settings:

    Meeting ID:        1234

    Entry Code:        password

    Location:           meet:craigsonlinepad

     

     

    and I would love to have an answer.  if there is a way to do this, I might create a nice workaround solution.
    Monday, June 16, 2008 9:18 PM
  • I don't think this is possible because this URL needs all information about the Meeting

    Haven't seen any options to change this

     

    Monday, June 16, 2008 9:31 PM
  • Just to bump this a little...

    More info on OWA.

    Issues will currently exist if:

    1. Individuals using BlackBerry (and go through a BES) will experience issues due to the BES stripping additional formatting, leaving you with only plain text.  You need to copy/paste the meeting string (Location:), or apply the hotfix for Outlook 2003 (turns the meeting string into a hyperlink). http://support.microsoft.com/kb/954230

    2. OWA - When working with RIM, they advised that they began working with MS to determine a resolution for this.  They also mentioed the OWA issue and that it is something being looked into at MS.
    Wednesday, February 25, 2009 6:48 PM