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OCS 2007 R2 - Have meetings with external companies?? RRS feed

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  • Hey

    I would like to verify that an OCS 2007 R2 implementation together with an OCS 2007 R2 edge deployment can be used to communicate with users from external companies. The communication mechanisms needed are audio and video. Also the external companies do not have any OCS infrastrusture in place.

    If this is possible, can you describe what is needed to accomplish this.

    Regards

    JK

    jk
    Thursday, October 22, 2009 1:30 PM

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  • JK.
    All you need is an OCS R2 Front End Server (Std Edition or Enterprise Pool) and an OCS Edge Server (Consolidated if you want to NAT).  The AV Edge, Access Edge and Web Conferencing Edge Role needs to be installed on the Edge server. 

    Certificates are important when communicating to external companies or users with computers not on your domain in general.

    Good Luck!
    Mark


    Mark King | C/D/H | MCTS:OCS | MCSE: Messaging | MCITP:Enterprise Administrator | CCNA
    Thursday, October 22, 2009 7:39 PM
  • Hey

    Thanks for the info.

    I was not sure weather the external companies or users could participate in such meetings. From my understanding, each of these roles you mentioned requires an independent public IP address and associated public domain name. In addition the HTTP proxy or ISA requires an independent public IP address and associated public domain name as well. Is this correct? And is there a way reduce the number of public IP addresses and records needed?

    Thanks

    JK
    jk
    Friday, October 23, 2009 9:33 PM
  • Look at the supportability guide http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb894627.aspx.
    Supported configuration is 1 ip for each role + 1 IP for Reproxy.

    Bye

    ThorstenWujek
    Saturday, October 24, 2009 4:16 PM
  • Hi
    Thorsten referred is suggested.
    And mark said the Consoliated edge server could save the public ip address.
    About the planning edge server you can refer to Thorsten referred to.
    You also can refer to below link
    http://communicationsserverteam.com/archive/2008/08/29/248.aspx 
    http://blogs.pointbridge.com/Blogs/schertz_jeff/Pages/Post.aspx?_ID=33 

    Regards!
    Thursday, October 29, 2009 9:02 AM
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