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Configuring Enterprise Pools and Standard Edition Servers for Archiving

Communications Server 2007 R2

Topic Last Modified: 2009-03-06

After you enable archiving at the global level, ensure that you have configured archiving on each Enterprise pool and Standard Edition server for which you want to implement archiving. You may have already configured these servers for archiving during deployment.

  1. Using an account that is a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group, open the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 snap-in: Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

  2. In the console tree, expand the Forest node, and then do one of the following:

    • If you are configuring archiving for an Enterprise pool, expand Enterprise pools, right-click the name of the pool that you want to configure, point to Properties, and then click Front End Properties.
    • If you are configuring archiving for a Standard Edition server, expand Standard Edition servers, right-click the name of the server that you want to configure, point to Properties, and then click Front End Properties.
  3. In the details pane, on the Archiving tab, do the following:

    • To enable archiving on the pool or server, select the Activate IM content archiving check box.
    • If archiving for regulatory compliance is mission-critical for your organization, select the Shut down server if archiving fails (including message encryption failure) check box.
  4. In the server list, click the name of a Front End Server or Standard Edition server, and then click Associate.

  5. In the Associate Back-End Server dialog box, in Archiving Back-End Server, select the name of the Archiving Server to associate with this Front End Server or Standard Edition server, and click OK.

  6. If you are archiving an Enterprise pool, repeat steps 4 and 5 for each Front End Server in the pool.

  7. If you have made any changes to the archiving settings, those changes may take some time to take effect.

In addition to the archiving settings that can be configured using the administrative tools, there are two settings that you can configure only by using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). These settings are used only if you have marked archiving as mission-critical. For details about changing WMI settings, see your Windows Server documentation.

Use WMI to configure the following properties of the MSFT_SIPLogSetting class:

  • TimeToBeReceived. The time to wait for a message to be archived after it reaches the Archiving Server’s destination queue before the Office Communications Server service shuts down. The default is 240 minutes.
  • TimeToReachQueue. The time to wait for a message to reach the destination queue before the Office Communications Server service shuts down. The default is 180 minutes.


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