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  • Hi All

    We have two trusted forests each with OCS infrastructure in. We would like to enable federation internally between the two environments so they can IM each other. One of the forests currently has an Edge server deployed and the other is planned for. We would like to be able to keep traffic internal to the corporate network as opposed to routing out via the internet for traffic between these two environments. Is this possible and how would it be achieved.

    Thanks

    Adam

     

    Thursday, July 1, 2010 6:58 PM

Answers

  • Hi ,

    You have to install edge box in your second site also than you will be able to federation with each other.

    Regards.

    Shafaquat Ali.


    M.C.I.T.P Exchange 2007/2010, M.C.I.T.P Windows Server 2008, M.C.T.S OCS Server 2007 R2
    • Marked as answer by Adam42 Friday, July 2, 2010 8:01 AM
    Thursday, July 1, 2010 7:27 PM
  • You could also deploy it in a in a Multiple Forest Environment by following any of these guides. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee323545%28office.13%29.aspx

    http://communicationsserverteam.com/archive/2009/10/30/655.aspx

    By doing that you could migrate the users from the OCS 2007 server in Forest A to the OCS 2007 R2 server in forest B and eliminate the need of a lot of servers / Hardware.

    But it is depending on how many users and a lot of other things, but the option is still there. If there aren't so many users in one of the forests i would do it this way.


    // Tommy Clarke - Blog: http://www.cinline.se/ - Twitter: http://twitter.com/itommyclarke
    • Marked as answer by Adam42 Friday, July 2, 2010 8:01 AM
    Thursday, July 1, 2010 9:24 PM

All replies

  • Hi ,

    You have to install edge box in your second site also than you will be able to federation with each other.

    Regards.

    Shafaquat Ali.


    M.C.I.T.P Exchange 2007/2010, M.C.I.T.P Windows Server 2008, M.C.T.S OCS Server 2007 R2
    • Marked as answer by Adam42 Friday, July 2, 2010 8:01 AM
    Thursday, July 1, 2010 7:27 PM
  • You could also deploy it in a in a Multiple Forest Environment by following any of these guides. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee323545%28office.13%29.aspx

    http://communicationsserverteam.com/archive/2009/10/30/655.aspx

    By doing that you could migrate the users from the OCS 2007 server in Forest A to the OCS 2007 R2 server in forest B and eliminate the need of a lot of servers / Hardware.

    But it is depending on how many users and a lot of other things, but the option is still there. If there aren't so many users in one of the forests i would do it this way.


    // Tommy Clarke - Blog: http://www.cinline.se/ - Twitter: http://twitter.com/itommyclarke
    • Marked as answer by Adam42 Friday, July 2, 2010 8:01 AM
    Thursday, July 1, 2010 9:24 PM
  • Thanks for your reply Tommy. We have looked at this previously but its been discounted as an option.

    Hi Shafaquat

    We understand you will need two edge servers but we must be able to keep the IM traffic internal for federation traffic between the two internal forests. I am familiar with deployment of edge servers for internet based federation/Web conferencing etc etc. but this is a very specific question. I am not sure how the Edge servers could be configured for this as the edge servers would need to be able to route internally to the external edge of the other edge servers. 

    Any further help would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Adam

    Friday, July 2, 2010 7:55 AM
  • Actually thinking about this some more, its probably just a case of routing. I was thinking the external access edge network was a public IP but it's not so we should be able to acheive this.

    Thanks

    Adam

    Friday, July 2, 2010 8:01 AM
  • Hi Adam ,

    I think Edge mean external world so if you want to get federated with some one els so you can do it in this way but its just my idea I did not have deployed it in this way here is the idea what I want to share with you.

     

    Make 3rd subnet of IPs and treat is as external for Edge Server on both sites and than create federation trust between them I hope it will work because there is not way to confirm your edge server that its not a real external IP address even if you will give it to in external field.

    Regards.

    Shafaquat Ali.


    M.C.I.T.P Exchange 2007/2010, M.C.I.T.P Windows Server 2008, M.C.T.S OCS Server 2007 R2
    Friday, July 2, 2010 8:02 AM