This has turned out to be a pretty long series of posts. So far, things are going relatively smoothly. I did have a few "pre-requisite" issues, and a service/agent error. I talked about those in previous posts though. Let's review where we've been.
Part 1 - We did some prep work
Part 2 - We installed OCS 2007 R2
Part 3 - We discussed, a very lengthy post - sorry, the initial configuration
Let's move forward. Always more to do.
Check for Updates Online
Well, let's see if there are any updates to install. Click on "Check for Updates Online" from the setupse.exe Deployment Wizard. It looks like I have the option to check Microsoft Update or not.
Let's use Microsoft Update. Check that and click OK.
It looks like we have some updates to install. Click "View available updates" to review them.
Let's install the appropriate updates. Let's get SQL Server 2005 Express SP3, all the OCS 2007 R2 Updates, and the Server 2008 Updates. Click Install and let the magic happen. This may take a while to download and install these updates. Go get a cup of coffee or seven.
Great, it looks like they were installed successfully. Let's Restart Now. Head back and see if any more updates showed up. If so, get them installed too.
Install Administrative Tools
Let's get back to the setupse.exe Deployment Wizard
On the right-hand side of the screen, click on the "Administrative Tools" link to install the snap-ins for OCS and CWA and command line tools
Accept the EULA. Click OK. Don't blink, because before you know it, the installation happens. You aren't given any type of "confirmation" - it just installs. The setup.exe Deployment Wizard now reflects that the Tools were installed
Launch Administrative Tools
Now that we've installed the tools, let's launch them and poke around. On your server, under Administrative Tools, launch the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 MMC.
Excellent. You'll notice that our Standard Edition Server install (Apps01) and our Earlier Server Version (LC-SQL1) are both available.
I'm gonna stop here. I just wanted to pull out the "Updates" and "Administrative Tools" sections into their own Post. I know, I know. MUCH smaller than the last post. Stay tuned. In Part 5 we'll actually migrate a user (me - Daryl) from LCS 2005 to OCS 2007 R2, and connect using Office Communicator 2007 R2 and hopefully (hopefully) a MacOS client.
Do you think it will work?