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OCS 2007 Beta Breaks Outlook ? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi --

    I have installed OCS 2007 on the same machine running Exchange Server 2003.
    After I first installed  the system I had to recreate the profiles for many
    of my Exchange users because they were being asked for login information
    when they ran Outlook on their desktop. (Outlook 2003 running on Windows XP
    Pro)

    I have found that OCS 2007 services don't auto-start when I reboot the
    server (I had to recently because of a power outage) and again the PC's
    running Outlook have "lost" their connection to Exchange. I know OCS 2007 is
    in beta, but does anyone know of a way to fix this?

    Thanks

    Rich
    Monday, May 21, 2007 12:34 PM

Answers

  • Rich,

     

    I have some bad news for you OCS 2007 is not supported when installed on a Windows Domain Controller as per the OCS 2007 deployment documentation. I reserched your Netdiag log and I noted the following entry. I would recommend installing OCS 2007 on a separate Server 2003 domain member server.

     

     Find PDC emulator in domain 'DUNEMANAGEMENT':
        Found this PDC emulator in domain 'DUNEMANAGEMENT':
            DC. . . . . . . . . . . : \\exchangeserver.dunemanagement.internal
            Address . . . . . . . . : \\192.168.1.128
            Domain Guid . . . . . . : {E32F75BF-FC9D-4560-8C5D-FB522E5192DD}
            Domain Name . . . . . . : dunemanagement.internal
            Forest Name . . . . . . : dunemanagement.internal
            DC Site Name. . . . . . : Default-First-Site-Name
            Our Site Name . . . . . : Default-First-Site-Name
            Flags . . . . . . . . . : PDC emulator GC DS KDC TIMESERV GTIMESERV WRITABLE DNS_DC DNS_DOMAIN DNS_FOREST CLOSE_SITE

     

     

    Thanks,

     

    MIke Adkins OCS - beta support team

     

     

     

     

    Thursday, May 24, 2007 11:32 PM

All replies

  • Rich,

     

    OCS 2007 and Exch 2003 is not a recommended configuration. Exch 2003 is very resource intense at boot and I imagine OCS 2007 is in contention for resoureces as the both of then are starting their services. I don't see how the collocation of the two could affect your user accounts though. I am curious about you client computers loosing their connection to the Exchange server. Usually DNS resolution to the Exchange sever along with access to the GC  and AD will be all the OL client will need to stay connected. Please use the following link to download the Microsoft Reporting Tools / MPSRPT_network.exe

     

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=cebf3c7c-7ca5-408f-88b7-f9c79b7306c0&DisplayLang=en

     

    Use the utility on the OCS 2007 / Exch 2003 Server / Windows OL client and send the results back to me as an attachment to this post. I will analyze the information for errors and connectivity issues

     

     

    Thanks,

    Mike Adkins  OCS beta support team

    Monday, May 21, 2007 10:15 PM
  • HI --

     

    I will do this on Wednesday (I am out of the office Tuesday).

     

    Thanks!

     

    Rich

     

    Tuesday, May 22, 2007 1:10 AM
  • Rich,

     

    That sounds good

     

    Mike

    Tuesday, May 22, 2007 11:36 PM
  • Hi --

     

    I have the file but can't figure out how to attach it to this post??

     

    Rich

     

    Wednesday, May 23, 2007 3:22 PM
  • Rich,

     

    It appears that this cannot be done - I'm sorry. Please email <_miadkins@microsoft.com> with your attachment.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Mike Adkins

    Wednesday, May 23, 2007 10:47 PM
  • Rich,

     

    I have some bad news for you OCS 2007 is not supported when installed on a Windows Domain Controller as per the OCS 2007 deployment documentation. I reserched your Netdiag log and I noted the following entry. I would recommend installing OCS 2007 on a separate Server 2003 domain member server.

     

     Find PDC emulator in domain 'DUNEMANAGEMENT':
        Found this PDC emulator in domain 'DUNEMANAGEMENT':
            DC. . . . . . . . . . . : \\exchangeserver.dunemanagement.internal
            Address . . . . . . . . : \\192.168.1.128
            Domain Guid . . . . . . : {E32F75BF-FC9D-4560-8C5D-FB522E5192DD}
            Domain Name . . . . . . : dunemanagement.internal
            Forest Name . . . . . . : dunemanagement.internal
            DC Site Name. . . . . . : Default-First-Site-Name
            Our Site Name . . . . . : Default-First-Site-Name
            Flags . . . . . . . . . : PDC emulator GC DS KDC TIMESERV GTIMESERV WRITABLE DNS_DC DNS_DOMAIN DNS_FOREST CLOSE_SITE

     

     

    Thanks,

     

    MIke Adkins OCS - beta support team

     

     

     

     

    Thursday, May 24, 2007 11:32 PM