The IM Notification Agent on the Access Edge is failing with the following Application Log events:

Event ID: 10162
Type: Error
Source: ForefrontNotificationAgent
“ERROR: Microsoft.FSO.IMClient.dll.IMClient.RaiseLoginDone(“<System.Boolean success><System.String message>”) – Error occured logging in to server: 80072746: .”


Event ID: 10161
Type: Error
Source: ForefrontNotificationAgent
“ERROR: ForefrontNotificationAgent.exe.NotificationAgent.imClient_LoginDone(“<System.Object sender><FSOIMClient.ReportSuccessEventArgs e>”) – Failed to login.”

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A couple of big changes were announced at the end of last week:

  1. A PIC license will no longer be required for federation with AOL.
  2. Federation costs with Yahoo! will be reduced by 50%.
  3. A new XMPP Gateway for OCS 2007 R2 provides presence and two-party IM interoperability with the XMPP based systems of Jabber and Google Talk.

More Information

Click here to read the official announcement from the OCS Team…

Click here to download more information on the XMPP Gateway

XMPP Gateway limitations

  • Virtualization of the XMPP Gateway is not supported.
  • Collocation of the XMPP Gateway with other OCS roles is not supported.
  • Only plain text is supported.
  • Notes from OCS are not supported nor is custom status on the XMPP clients seen by OCS.
  • The XMPP Gateway will only federate with OCS 2007 R2 and OCS 2007.  LCS 2005 federation is not supported.
  • Messages from the MOC client are not delivered to the last active instance of the XMPP client when an XMPP user is logged in with two or more clients.
  • When an XMPP user adds an OCS buddy, the OCS user’s presence is not seen on the XMPP client until the OCS user’s presence changes.
  • Conferencing is not supported on the gateway.

Configuring the XMPP Gateway

Connectivity to Gmail…

Connectivity to Jabber XCP 5.4…


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OCS comes to the iPhone

September 17, 2009

in 2007, 2007R2, Microsoft, OCS

Came across this hiding in the Apps on the iPhone this afternoon.  Not written by Microsoft or Apple but by a company called Modality.

Few tidbits…

  • The application uses Communicator Web Access (CWA) and not the Access Edge server.  So this means you’ll need to have CWA deployed externally to get this app to work outside your network.
  • It cost $9.99

Click here fore more information from Modality…


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This guide provides in-depth technical information on Office Communications Server 2007 R2 clients and devices. It covers the details behind device and client configuration, group policies, security and certificates, and device diagnostics and logging. It also discusses third-party integration, compatibility among clients, and interfaces with other products such as Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.

Click here to download…

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