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TsooRad is a blog for John Weber. John is a Lync Server MVP (2010-2014). My day job is titled "Principal Consulting Engineer" - I work with an awesome group of people at CDW, LLC. I’ve been at this gig in one fashion or another since 1988 - starting with desktops (remember Z-248’s?) and now I am in Portland, Oregon. I focus on collaboration and infrastructure. This means Exchange of all flavors, LCS/OCS/Lync, Windows, business process, and learning new stuff. I have a variety of interests - some of which may rear their ugly head in this forum. I have a variety of certifications dating back to Novell CNE and working up through the Microsoft MCP stack to MCITP multiple times. FWIW, I am on my third career - ex-USMC, retired US Army. I have a fancy MBA. One of these days, I intend to start teaching. The opinions expressed on this blog are mine and mine alone.

2012/01/20

Discover E2003 Relay IP

Situation

Faced with discovery and documenting “hundreds” of potential IP’s in the relay lists spread across 14 e2003 servers, I went looking for a more programmatic methodology.

Potential Solution

Found this:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935635

While the output is a little clunky, it works way better than me writing them down manually, or screen shots. The reference KB would have you do this from an Exchange server. I am using a domain workstation with good results.  With a little excel work, I will be able to combine all this into one PS script to create receive connectors in E2010.

This is probably old info to some of you. YMMV.

2012/01/19

OCS 2007 R2 updates

Nice to know that even after the release of Lync, the Microsoft OCS team is still keeping things updated…

New today

Servers

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=19178

communicator

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=21547

and the ever popular GC…

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=12180

UCMA redistributable (for those doing ExUM you may need this)

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=7557

Enjoy!  YMMV.

Who can Federate tool

Situation

You want to demonstrate to a potential client who their users would want to federate with for business processes.

Possible Solution

MVP Matt Landis has written a nifty little utility…. http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Who-Can-Federate-Tool-a9e00d23

The WCF Tool (who can federate tool) will scan through your Outlook contacts and give you a "heads up" on which of your business partners have public Microsoft Lync or OCS federation enabled. This is a great tool to run for people who do or don't have Microsoft Lync to show them who they could connect with in their own contact list.

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Useful, eh?  This worked nicely for me – found several on my contact list that I had not thought about.

YMMV