Thursday, May 06, 2010 4:57 AM
Hi has anyone had any experince setting up OCO with a clients on premises Active Directory, if so what problems were faced and what process was followed, is there a guide anywhere ?
Monday, May 10, 2010 11:19 AM
I have not the experience, but some suggestion for you.
Per my known, you could first find a MS partner and get some information about how to buy it, you could refer to below
And the partner would give some solution regarding to your senario.
If you have the oco online service liscence, you could use an tool called Directory Synchronization Tool to sync you on premise AD data, you could use the account for your OCO.
And it is the duty for MS or partner to the procedure, so you'd better to connect MS directly.
You could connect me hotmail: linzhiyin_2003 at hotmail.com, I could give you some guide.
Monday, May 10, 2010 12:15 PM
Hi Dean, I've done it before and there weren't really any issues. OCS Online really doesn't integrate with the existing Active Directory at all....at least not to my knowledge. You install the client on the desktop and it connects to Microsoft Online. A couple common problems that I see are:
1. The SIP address is incorrect, which prevents them from logging into OCS. This is usually caused setting the incorrect domain on the account initially, and can be fixed by support.
2. People not realizing that voice and video chat only work if both parties on the same LAN. I'd recommend reviewing the service description which lists these tyeps of things.
Chad Mosman, MessageOps | www.MessageOps.com
- Marked As Answer by Ben Nantin - BPOS Support Thursday, May 13, 2010 3:49 PM
Tuesday, May 11, 2010 1:52 AMHi Chad,
Thank you very much for your confirm.
Could you please give us more information about why OCO can't integrate with the existing AD.
I have read the Business Procuctivity Online Standard Suite Deployment Guide, and it seems show we could Synchronization of Directories of the local (page 29), it show that exchange online could use the AD data, and why OCO can't use them.
So when customer have many users in the loacal +5000, how they use the OCO for the same user accounts, may bpos-d has the feature.
Any reply would be appreciated.
Sunday, May 16, 2010 6:00 PM
BPOS-S does not integrate with the local AD. The dirsynch tool replicates accounts into the online service, but these accounts are completely distinct. The replication includes the various field from the user accounts, but not the password which cannot be copied. In addition, the dirsynch tool does not write back to the local AD. In other words, disynch is one way push into the cloud.
As a result, OC Online does not have concept of identities that exist in the local AD, only the online users. Consequently, a user that is not logged into BPOS will not be able to use OC Online. In addition, an account logged into BPOS cannot use OC On Premise.
If all users are logged into BPOS, they could use OC Online and assuming that ALL users were using BPOS for OCO, then the fact that they are using BPOS account vs online accounts will be more or less transparent.
brett hill Brettblog.com