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OCS 2007 r2 on windows server 2008 r2 supportability document from MS

01 Aug

this is what not support

  • Upgrading the operating system to Windows Server 2008 R2 for an existing installation of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 is not supported.
  • Office Communications Server 2007 R2 administration tools will only install in native 32-bit or native 64-bit mode. Because of an application compatibility issue with Windows Server 2008 R2, installing 32-bit Office Communications Server 2007 R2 administration tools on 64-bit Windows 2008 R2 operating system is not supported.
  • Development with Speech Server (2007) Developer Edition and deployment of the Speech Server 2007 role on Windows Server 2008 R2 are not supported.
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    install steps for OCS 2007 r2 on Windows server 2008 r2:

    1. Install.NET Framework 3.5.1 by using Roles wizard from Server Manager. You can do this by selecting the Windows-based application server role to make sure completeness. This is a manual step. You must have .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 on a Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system before you install a version of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 that only includes .NET Framework 3.5.
    2. Install the Desktop Experience Features by using Add Features wizard from Server Manager. This is required for Media format runtime. The name of the media format runtime package depends on the operating system and the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 setup that refers to the Windows Server 2008 or to the Windows Server 2003 Media format runtime installation package.
    3. Install the Hotfix that is described in KB 975858 for Windows Server 2008 R2.

      975858 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975858/ ) An application or service that calls the InitializeSecurityContext function together with the ISC_REQ_EXTENDED_ERROR flag may encounter a TLS/SSL negotiation failure on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 operating system

    4. Install Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Server Roles
    5. For Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Standard Edition, or Enterprise Edition, or Edge Server role, when KB 974571 is installed, Activation of the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 server role fails. To fix this problem, follow these steps:
      1. Apply the OCSASNFix.exe file. To download the Ocsasnfix.exe file, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

        Install the OCSASNFix.exe file (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=168248)

      2. Rerun Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Activation

      Note This is not specific to Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. For more information, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

      Learn more about the vulnerabilities in CryptoAPI (http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=974571)

    6. Install updates for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 that are dated October 2009 (3.5.6907.56), or install later versions. To download the updates for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

      Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Hotfix KB 968802 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=b3b02475-150c-41fa-844a-c10a517040f4)

      For more information about how to install the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

      968802 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/968802/ ) Updates for Communications Server 2007 R2

    7. Install updates for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Group Chat Server, Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Group Chat Admin Tool and Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Group Chat Client that are dated May 2010 (3.5.6907.200), or install later versions.
      Note You will experience the issue that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 982129 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982129) if you do not apply the the update that is mentioned in the previous step. To download the updates for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Group Chat Server, visit the following Microsoft website:

      Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Server Hotfix 980042 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980042)

      To download the updates for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Administration Tool, visit the following Microsoft website:

      Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Administration Tool Hotfix 982128 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982128)

      To download the updates for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Client, visit the following Microsoft website:

      Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Client Hotfix 980043 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980043)

    8. The default security setting on Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system for NTLM SSP requires 128-bit encryption. Depending on the client operating system mix in the enterprise, you may have to reduce this setting on a Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system that is running Office Communications Server 2007 R2 as a down level operating system. The key is set to "No requirement."
      1. For any down level operating system, such as Windows XP or for Windows Vista, the default value is set to "No Minimum."
      2. For a Windows 7 operating system, the default value is set to "Requires 128-bit encryption."

    For more information about the “Changes in NTLM Authentication” as it applies to Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 7 operating systems, please visit the following Microsoft Web site:

    Learn more about the changes in NTLM Authentication (http://technet.microsoft.com/pl-pl/library/dd566199(WS.10).aspx)

    If you want to change the NTLM setting, follow these steps:

    1. Start secpol.msc on a Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system server.
    2. Click to select Local Policies and then click Security Options node.
    3. Make sure that the following values of the policies are set to "No Minimum."
      • Network Security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC)
      • Network Security: Minimum session security for NTLM SSP based (including secure RPC) servers

    For more information about the operating systems that are currently supported for Office Communications Server 2007 R2, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

    Learn more about Internal Office Communications Server Component requirements (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd425098(office.13).aspx)

    For more information about Office Communications 2007 R2 running in Windows 2008 R2 Domain and Forest, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

    982020 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982020/ ) Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Office Communications Server 2007 or Live Communications Server 2005 does not work correctly after you upgrade a domain controller to Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system

     

    From http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982021/

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