Lync Phone Edition Incompatible with Wildcard Certificates

February 12, 2011 by · 11 Comments 

As discussed in this previous article I am not a big fan of wildcard certificates.  Here is another reason why. Lync Phone Edition devices do not support the use of wildcard entries in certificates on any Lync Server role.  If used on either the Front-End or Access Edge server certificates then the phones may not […]

Lync Calls to Exchange Auto Attendant Fail

November 15, 2010 by · 22 Comments 

For anyone keeping score this now makes the third blog entry in as many days related to Exchange and Lync Unified Messaging integration.  If you followed the previous configuration article and ended up here because calls to the Subscriber Access are working but calls to the Exchange Auto Attendant fail, then here is a quick […]

OCS Services Hang on Startup

August 13, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

In a recent deployment OCS 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition was deployed to a physical server running Windows Server 2008 that began to exhibit problems immediately after the first reboot.  Basically the server failed to respond to network traffic and was unreachable via RDP or other previously listening services after restarting. Upon connecting to the console […]

OCS Dial-In Conferencing: Unable to Join Conference Calls

June 25, 2009 by · 5 Comments 

In keeping with this month’s apparent theme of troubleshooting Live Meeting and Audio Conferencing problems for external users, I ran into yet another weird one.  This time we have a pretty basic Office Communications Server 2007 R2 deployment with Enterprise Voice using a NET VX1200 media gateway with Cisco Call Manager 4.1.  All OCS features […]

AV Edge Authentication Connection Errors

June 22, 2009 by · 1 Comment 

Just a quick note regarding an error I recently ran across.  A client was experiencing problems with Dial-In Conferencing after a recent deployment and during troubleshooting the issues I ran across this pair of errors in the Front-End server’s OCS event log: OCS Audio-Video Conferencing Server Event ID 32018 “The Audio-Video Conferencing Server encountered an […]

OCS Response Group Configuration Tool on Server 2008

April 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

When deploying the Response Group service in Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and the Front-End services are hosted on a Windows 2008 Server there is an annoying little ‘glitch’ that rears its head during initial configuration.  Basically, it doesn’t work.  It apparently is not a problem with Server 2003 as I’ve not run across it […]

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