Step 7 Configure Federation on Your Access Edge Server

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 will reach end of support on January 9, 2018. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.

If you intend for your Office Communications Server deployment to support federation, you must configure federation support on your Access Edge Server. How you configure federation depends on the type of federation you want to support. For step-by-step instructions about configuring federation, see the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Administration Guide.

  • If you want to support what was called direct federation in Live Communications Server 2005 with SP1, then for each federated partner you must add the federated domain and the FQDN of your federated partners 2007 Access Edge Server or 2005 Access Proxy to the Allow tab on your Access Edge Server.

  • If you want to support what was called open enhanced federation in Live Communications Server 2005 SP1, this configuration is set up automatically when you selected Allow discovery of federation partners.

  • If you want to support what was called restricted enhanced federation, you need to add any legitimate federated partner domains to the Allow tab on your Access Edge Server.

    Note

    In Office Communications Server 2007, any federated connection that is not configured on the Allow tab is actively monitored for higher than average activity. Any partners that are not explicitly configured on the Allow tab are subject to connection throttling if their federated activity with your organization exceeds some preset limits. It is recommended that you always add trusted federated partners to your Allow tab. For more information about how connection throttling works, see the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 Office Administration Guide.

To configure trusted federated partners

  1. Log on to your Office Communications Server 2007 Access Edge Server as a member of the Administrators group and the RTC Local Administrators group.

  2. Open Computer Management. Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.

  3. In the console tree, expand Services and Applications, right-click Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, and then click Properties.

  4. On the Access Methods tab, select the Federate with other domains check box and the Allow discovery of federation partners check box.

  5. To add trusted partners, click the Allow tab, and then click Add.

  6. In the Add Federated Partner dialog box, do one of the following:

    • To add a trusted partner domain if you are using DNS-based discovery, type the name of the federated partner domain in the Federated partner domain name box.

    • To configure the equivalent of a direct federation partner, type the name of the federated partner domain in the Federated partner domain name box. In the Federated¬†partner Access Edge Server box, type the FQDN of the federated partners Access Edge Server.

  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each federated partner that you want to add to your Allow list.