Which Server(s) to deploy the (DVT) Deployment Validation Tool

Once again i will talk about one of my favorite tools with OCS and that’s the DVT Tool.  However in this blog I will talk about where you should and shouldn’t deploy the DVT tool.  First lets explain what the tool is; The DVT tool can be found in the OCS 2007 R2 Resource kit.  It…

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OCS 2007 Resource Kit Book R2 – Chapters

For those that haven’t gone out and gotten the Resource Kit Book R2 yet, I’ve figured I would go ahead and give you a little incentive by stating what the chapters are in the book.  Chapter 1 – Overview of OCS 2007 R2 Chapter 2 – New Features Overview Chapter 3 – Server Roles Chapter 4 – Infrastructure…

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OCS 2007 R2 Edge Server Topologies

For those that have already deployed OCs 2007 R2 and have external users working with IM, Conferencing, and perhaps voice as well have seen the changes we have for R2 Edge. In OCS 2007 we had four different topologies that one could deploy: 1) Consolidated Edge2) Single – Site Edge3) Scaled – Single Site Edge4)…

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No More Director Array in OCS 2007 R2

For those who have followed the role of the director in LCS, OCS 2007, and now OCS 2007 R2, rest assure there is a subtle change that is happening.  Now I wont go into details again about the director for I have already posted previous blogs about this infamous role. Now for the change that…

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Validation Wizard – Configuration Checker

The deployment validation wizard can really be broken up into three main parts.  Those parts are as follows: Configuration Checker, Connectivity Checker, and the SIP Logon Checker. The one that we will tackle today is the “Configuration Checker”. The Configuration Checker is a checker that can be run from the validation wizard.  Now the interesting…

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Console Logger Components Defined!

  The following table represents the options that are available once you in the console logger.  The console logger is a tool used for troubleshooting OCS.   Component Name Server Role Description of Logged Contents ABServer Front End Server Enables logging for the Address Book Service that provides global address list information from Active Directory…

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DVT Auto Answering Agent – Step by Step (Revised) works with OCS R2

So for those who have seen the blog posting about the DVT (Deployment Validation Wizard) or have seen my webcast about Detecting Audio Quality Issues with OCS 2007, have pinged me about how to deploy it.  More specifically about it appearing “Offline” and how to resolve it.   So the below steps are how I setup…

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Edge Topologies 4 of 4

So I have deviated from this session for quite a while now, not on purpose but for there where other areas that just crossed my mind that I wanted to chat about.  Now back to the last section of the Remote Access Edge Topologies.  Where we left off was talking about the 3rd topology which…

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OCS 2007 Resource Kit Tools

A very cool webcast has just been done, its OCS 2007 Resource Kit Tools.  This is level 200 webcast containing information about the tools that OCS 2007 have available from the Resource Kit Tools install.  I have been asked quite a bit about what tools are there and how to use some of them.  This…

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Deployment Validation Tool Webcast

Last week I did a webcast regarding the Deployment Validation Tool (DVT).  This was a much needed webcast that had to be delivered for I talked about this tool at quite a few Voice Ignite sessions.  Now interesting thing about this webcast is that I dont talk about the intall but rather I dive into…

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