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Administrative Tools Software Requirements

Communications Server 2007 R2

Topic Last Modified: 2009-05-07

Office Communications Server 2007 R2 provides dedicated administrative tools for administering Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Response Group Service, and Communicator Web Access. In Office Communications Server 2007 R2, administrative tools must be installed independently. They are no longer installed automatically on Front End Servers.

When you install Office Communications Server 2007 R2 administrative tools, the following tools are installed:

  • Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in
  • Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in
  • Computer Management console snap-in extension
  • Communicator Web Access snap-in
  • Response Group Service snap-in

For details about these tools, see Administrative Consoles in the Planning and Architecture documentation.

The following operating systems are supported for the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 administrative tools:

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard or Windows Server 2008 Enterprise (64-bit or 32-bit edition)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition with SP2 or Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition with SP2 (64-bit or 32-bit edition)
  • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition with SP2 or Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition with SP2 (64-bit or 32-bit edition)
  • Windows Vista Business with SP1 or Windows Vista Enterprise with SP1 (64-bit or 32-bit edition)

An operating system update is required before you install Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Administrative Tools in some situations. The update is Microsoft Knowledge Base article 953582, "You may be unable to install a program that tries to register extensions under the IQueryForm registry entry in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista," available at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=131392. This update must be installed only in the following situations:

  • On computers running Windows Vista, if you also install Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT)
  • On computers running Windows Server 2008, if Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) administrative tools are installed
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