Configure Pool and Applications
Topic Last Modified: 2009-07-20
After you have created the pool, you can use the Configure Pool Wizard to configure the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) domains that your organization will use. A pool needs to be configured only once, not every time that you add a server to the pool. However, you can rerun the Configure Pool Wizard if you need to change the pool configuration after deployment. For example, if you did not activate unified communications applications during your initial deployment, but want to activate applications later, you can do so by running the Configure Pool Wizard again.
We recommend that you configure the pool on the Back-End Database server where you created the pool. If you configure the pool on a Front End Server, you must first manually install the SQL Server client tools.
If you plan to deploy Archiving Server or Monitoring Server to enable archiving and monitoring for this pool and you deploy an Archiving Server or a Monitoring Server before you configure your pool, you can configure the archiving and monitoring settings during pool configuration. Otherwise, you can configure them by using administrative tools. For details, see Managing Usage in the Administering Office Communications Server 2007 R2 documentation.
To configure an Office Communications Server Enterprise pool
Log on to the computer with an account that is a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group.
Do one of the following:
- Insert the Microsoft Office Communications Server CD, and then click Enterprise Edition.
- If you are installing from a network share, browse to the \setup\amd64 folder on the network share, and then double-click setupEE.exe.
In the deployment tool, click Prepare Environment.
At Configure Pool, click Run.
On the Welcome to the Configure Pool/Server Wizard page, click Next.
On the Core Components Required page, click Next to install the core components.
Before you can continue, core components that are required by Office Communications Server must be installed if they are not already on the computer.
On the Server or Pool to Configure page, select the pool from the list, and then click Next.
On the Application Configuration page, do the following:
To activate the Conferencing Attendant application, select the Conferencing Attendant check box.
To activate the Conferencing Announcement Service, select the Conferencing Announcement Service check box.
To activate the Response Group Service, select the Response Group Service check box.
To activate the Outside Voice Control, select the Outside Voice Control check box.
For details about the applications on this page, see the New Server Applications topic in the Getting Started, New Server Features documentation.
On the SIP domains page, verify that your SIP domain appears in the list.
If your SIP domain does not appear in the list, click the SIP domains in your environment box, type your SIP domain, and then click Add. Repeat these steps for all other SIP domains that the Enterprise pool will support.
On the Client Logon Settings page, do one of the following:
If the Office Communicator clients and Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 clients in your organization will use DNS SRV records for automatic logon, click Some or all clients will use DNS SRV records for automatic logon.
If this server or pool will also be used to authenticate and redirect requests for automatic sign-in, then select the Use this server or pool to authenticate and redirect automatic client logon requests check box.
When you configure automatic client logon, you must designate one (and only one) Enterprise pool or Standard Edition server to authenticate and redirect client sign-in requests.
If the Office Communicator clients and Live Meeting 2007 clients in your organization will not be configured to use automatic discovery, click Clients will be manually configured for logon.
Select from the following:
- If you selected Clients will be manually configured for logon in the previous step, skip to the next step.
- If you selected Some or all clients will use DNS SRV records for automatic logon in the previous step, on the SIP Domains for Automatic Logon page, select the check box for the domains that will be supported by the server for automatic sign-in, and then click Next.
On the External User Access Configuration page, do one of the following:
- If you have deployed your Edge Servers and configured all necessary settings as described in the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Edge Server Deployment Guide documentation, click Configure for external user access now.
- If you have not deployed any Edge Servers, click Do not configure for external user access now.
Do one of the following:
- If you selected Configure for external user access now in the previous step, see Connect Your Internal Servers with Your Edge Servers in the Deploying Edge Servers documentation for details about how to complete this wizard.
- If, in the previous step, you selected Do not configure for external user access now, skip to the next step.
On the Ready to Configure Server or Pool page, review the settings that you specified and then click Next to configure the pool.
When the files have been installed and the wizard has completed, select the View the log when you click Finish check box, and then click Finish.
In the log file, verify that <Success> appears under the Execution Result column for each task to verify that pool configuration completed successfully, and then close the log window.
Additional SIP server, domain, and forest settings can be configured using the instructions in the Administering Office Communications Server 2007 R2 documentation and the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Edge Server Deployment Guide documentation. For details about configuring SIP user settings, see Create and Enable Users for Office Communications Server.