Implementing MS Office Live Communications Server

Code: 50009
Course duration: 4 days

50009: Implementing Office Live Communications Server (4 Days)

About this Course

Elements of this syllabus are subject to change.This four-day instructor-led course provides students with the fundamentals of Microsoft Office Live Communications Server (LCS) 2005.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for IT pros.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introducing LCS 2005 with SP1

This module discusses the concepts of real-time communications (RTC) and LCS 2005 with SP1. It also looks at how LCS can integrate with other RTC products. It describes the different server roles in LCS 2005 with SP1, discusses the topologies it supports, and describes the different deployment and usage scenarios for it.

Lessons

  • Introducing Real-Time Communications
  • Introducing Live Communications Server
  • Integrating LCS 2005 with Client Applications
  • Identifying LCS 2005 with SP1 Server Roles
  • Reviewing LCS 2005 with SP1 Topologies
  • Identifying LCS 2005 with SP1 Deployment Scenarios

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain what real-time communications means.
  • Explain what LCS 2005 with SP1 is.
  • Describe the integration options for LCS 2005 with SP1.
  • Describe the server roles used in LCS 2005 with SP1.
  • Explain the different LCS 2005 with SP1 topologies.
  • Describe the deployment scenarios for LCS 2005 with SP1.

Module 2: Deploying LCS 2005 with SP1 Enterprise Edition

This module explains the procedure for preparing an Active Directory infrastructure before installing LCS 2005 with SP1 Enterprise Edition. It also explains how to install LCS 2005 with SP1 Enterprise Edition by using the setup wizard. Finally, it explains how to configure LCS servers after deployment for client access.

Lessons

  • Preparing Active Directory for an LCS 2005 with SP1 Enterprise Edition Deployment
  • Preparing the Enterprise Edition Pool
  • Installing LCS 2005 with SP1 Enterprise Edition
  • Configuring LCS 2005 with SP1 Enterprise Edition

Lab : Installing LCS 2005 with SP1 Enterprise Edition

  • Preparing Active Directory to Install LCS 2005 with SP1
  • Creating an Enterprise Pool for Live Communications Server 2005 with SP1 Enterprise Edition
  • Creating a DNS Host Record for the Enterprise Edition Pool
  • Installing LCS 2005 with SP1 Enterprise Edition on the Enterprise Pool

Lab : Configuring LCS 2005 with SP1 Enterprise Edition

  • Creating a Certificate Template for Use with LCS 2005
  • Installing a Certificate Chain on the Enterprise Pool Servers
  • Requesting and Installing a Certificate from the Organization’s CA
  • Configuring MTLS Encryption Between the Enterprise Pool Servers
  • Testing IM Functionality

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Prepare Active Directory for the deployment of LCS 2005 with SP1 Enterprise Edition.
  • Prepare the Enterprise Edition pool for an LCS 2005 with SP1 Enterprise Edition deployment.
  • Install LCS 2005 with SP1 Enterprise Edition.
  • Configure LCS 2005 with SP1 Enterprise Edition for client access.

Module 3: Deploying LCS 2005 with SP1 Standard Edition

This module explains how to install the Standard Edition of LCS 2005 with SP1 and explains how to carry out the installation by using command-line tools instead of a graphical user interface (GUI). It explains the procedure for preparing an Active Directory infrastructure to deploy LCS 2005 with SP1 Standard Edition by using command-line tools. It also explains how to install and activate LCS 2005 with SP1 Standard Edition by using command-line tools. Finally, it explains how to deploy LCS 2005 with SP1 Standard Edition in a child domain.

Lessons

  • Preparing Active Directory for Standard Edition Deployment Using the Command Line
  • Installing LCS 2005 with SP1 Standard Edition Using the Command Line
  • Deploying LCS 2005 with SP1 Standard Edition in Child Domains

Lab : Installing LCS 2005 with SP1 Standard Edition Using the Command Line

  • Preparing Active Directory to Install LCS 2005 with SP1 Standard Edition Using Command-Line Tools
  • Installing and Activating LCS 2005 with SP1 Standard Edition Using Command-Line Tools

Lab : Configuring LCS 2005 with SP1 Standard Edition

  • Creating a Certificate Template for Use with LCS
  • Installing a Certificate Chain on the Standard Edition Server
  • Requesting and Installing a Certificate from the Organization’s CA
  • Configuring MTLS Encryption on the Standard Edition Server
  • Testing IM Functionality

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Use command-line tools to prepare Active Directory for the deployment of LCS 2005 with SP1 Standard Edition.
  • Use command-line tools to install and activate LCS 2005 with SP1 Standard Edition.
  • Install LCS 2005 with SP1 Standard Edition in a child domain.

Module 4: Administering LCS 2005 with SP1

This module looks at the various tools and consoles used to administer users and servers in LCS 2005 with SP1. It also explains how to configure global, user, and server settings for LCS 2005 with SP1, and it describes how to enable several cross-domain management scenarios for LCS 2005 with SP1.

Lessons

  • Administering and Configuring LCS 2005 with SP1
  • Enabling Cross-Domain Management of LCS 2005 with SP1

Lab : Administering and Configuring LCS 2005 with SP1

  • Creating and Configuring Users for LCS 2005 with SP1
  • Configuring Client Limitations and Global Settings in LCS 2005 with SP1
  • Configuring Instant Message Filtering in LCS 2005 with SP1
  • Installing and Configuring the Intelligent IM Filter in LCS 2005 with SP1

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Administer and configure LCS 2005 with SP1.
  • Enable cross-domain management of LCS 2005 with SP1.

Module 5: Deploying Microsoft Office Communicator 2005

This module looks at Office Communicator in detail, showing how this software integrates with LCS 2005 with SP1. Office Communicator 2005 is the dedicated client for LCS 2005 with SP1 and provides full support for all the facilities in LCS.

Lessons

  • Introducing Office Communicator 2005
  • Describing Usage Scenarios for Office Communicator 2005
  • Integrating with Office 2003
  • Integrating with Telephony Technology
  • Automating Client Discovery
  • Configuring Group Policies for Office Communicator 2005
  • Customizing Office Communicator 2005
  • Configuring Communicator Web Access

Lab : Installing and Configuring Office Communicator Web Access Server

  • Preparing to Install Office Communicator Web Access
  • Installing and Activating Office Communicator Web Access
  • Connecting to Office Communicator Web Access

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the facilities in Office Communicator 2005.
  • Describe the ways in which Office Communicator 2005 can be used.
  • Explain how Office Communicator 2005 integrates with Office 2003.
  • Explain how Office Communicator 2005 integrates with telephony systems and applications.
  • Automate the process of client discovery.
  • Configure group policy for Office Communicator 2005.
  • Customize Office Communicator 2005 settings.
  • Configure Office Communicator Web Access.

Module 6: Installing an Access Proxy Server in LCS 2005 with SP1

This module explains how to install an Access Proxy server to enable external connections by providing secure communications for both inbound and outbound traffic across Internet-facing firewalls. You do this to extend your organization's reach by providing secure external connections to your remote users, business partners, and customers.

Lessons

  • Introducing Access Proxy Server Roles
  • Identifying Access Proxy Deployment Considerations
  • Deploying an Access Proxy Server on a Perimeter Network
  • Configuring Access Proxy Network Settings

Lab : Deploying an Access Proxy in LCS 2005 SP1

  • Configure the Access Proxy Prerequisites
  • Install the Access Proxy Server File Structure
  • Activate the Access Proxy Server Installation
  • Install an Access Proxy Server into an Existing LCS 2005 with SP1 Environment

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe concepts, features, and topologies of an Access Proxy server.
  • List the requirements and recommendations for an Access Proxy server deployment.
  • Deploy an Access Proxy server into an existing LCS 2005 with SP1 environment.
  • Configure Access Proxy server network settings.

Module 7: Implementing Remote User Access with LCS 2005 with SP1

This module describes the concepts, features, and topologies of a Remote User Access implementation. It explains how to configure an Access Proxy server for Remote User Access capabilities and how to prepare an internal domain for Remote User Access.

Lessons

  • Introducing Remote User Access
  • Configuring Remote User Access on Access Proxy
  • Implementing Internal Domain for Remote User Access

Lab : Configuring Access Proxy Settings for Remote User Access

  • Preparing DNS for Remote User Access
  • Configuring Certificates
  • Enabling Remote User Access on an Access Proxy Server
  • Configuring DNS SRV Record
  • Configuring Ports for Remote User Access
  • Configuring the Forest Level Access Proxy List
  • Enabling User for Remote User Access
  • Testing Remote User Access

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe concepts, features, and topologies of a Remote User Access implementation.
  • Explain how to configure an Access Proxy server for Remote User Access capabilities.
  • Prepare the internal domain for Remote User Access.

Module 8: Implementing Federation with LCS 2005 with SP1

This module explains the procedure for enabling federation on your Access Proxy server in LCS 2005 with SP1. It also describes the different federation models. Finally, this module explains how to deploy and configure an Access Proxy server for federation.

Lessons

  • Introducing Access Proxy with Federation
  • Identifying Federation Models
  • Recommending Federation Deployment Options
  • Configuring Access Proxy with Federation

Lab : Configuring Access Proxy for Direct Federation and Enhanced Federation

  • Configuring an Access Proxy Network Interface Card and DNS
  • Configuring Certificates
  • Enabling Direct Federation on an Access Proxy Server
  • Enabling Users for Federation
  • Testing Federation
  • Preparing DNS for Enhanced Federation
  • Configuring Enhanced Federation on an Access Proxy Server

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the concepts, features, and topology of an Access Proxy server that supports federation.
  • Explain the federation deployment scenarios.
  • List the requirements and recommendations for enabling federation on an Access Proxy.
  • Configure federation on an Access Proxy server.

Module 9: Implementing Public Cloud Instant Messaging with LCS 2005 with SP1

This module describes the concepts, features, and topologies of an Access Proxy server with Public Cloud Instant Messaging Connectivity (PlC). It describes the requirements and recommendations for an Access Proxy server with PlC deployment and explains how to configure Access Proxy server settings for PlC.

Lessons

  • Introducing Public Instant Messaging Connectivity
  • Identifying Public Instant Messaging Connectivity Deployment Considerations
  • Configuring Access Proxy server settings for Public Instant Messaging Connectivity

Lab : Enabling Public IM Connectivity

  • Configuring Access Proxy Server for Public IM Connectivity
  • Enabling Users for Public IM Connectivity

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe concepts, features, and topologies of an Access Proxy server with PlC.
  • List the requirements and recommendations for an Access Proxy server with PlC deployment.
  • Configure Access Proxy server settings for PlC.

Module 10: Securing LCS 2005 with SP1

This module explains how to implement security procedures to defend against threats to an LCS 2005 with SP1 topology. It also describes the methods used to address the threats to both the server and the clients.

Lessons

  • Introducing Security Implementation Procedures
  • Identifying Security Threats
  • Securing Live Communications Server 2005 with SP1 Infrastructure
  • Configuring Backup and Recovery Procedures

Lab : Securing Live Communications Server 2005 with SP1

  • Setting Filtering on Federated Communications
  • Configuring Office Communicator Group Policy
  • Using LcsCmd.exe to Export Server Settings

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the concepts, features, and methods for securing an LCS 2005 with SP1 infrastructure.
  • Identify the potential threats to an LCS 2005 with SP1 implementation.
  • Explain how to secure an LCS 2005 with SP1 environment.
  • Configure backup and recovery processes.

Module 11: Implementing the Address Book Service on LCS 2005 with SP1

This module describes the process of planning and deploying the LCS 2005 with SP1 Address Book Service. This module describes the Address Book Service components and dependencies and describes the interaction between the client and the Address Book Service. It also describes the supported Address Book topologies. It explains how to plan an Address Book Service deployment and then deploy it. Lastly, it explains how to configure and administer the Address Book Service.

Lessons

  • Introducing the Address Book Service
  • Describing Client and Address Book Service Interaction
  • Describing the Supported Address Book Topologies
  • Planning the Address Book Service Deployment
  • Deploying the Address Book Service
  • Configuring and Administering the Address Book Service

Lab : Using the Address Book Service in Live Communications Server 2005 with SP1

  • Installing the Address Book Service
  • Provisioning the Clients in the fabrikam.com Domain to Use the New Address Book Service
  • Using Office Live Communicator to Perform Queries Against the Address Book Service Data
  • Forcing a Refresh of Address Book Service Data

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Address Book Service.
  • List the components of the Address Book Service.
  • List the Address Book Service dependencies.

Module 12: Archiving Messages with LCS 2005 with SP1

This module describes the process of planning and deploying the LCS 2005 with SP1 Archiving service. It describes the Archiving Server and its components and the various deployment options for it. This module also describes how to configure users for Archiving and how the settings for a user and for a forest work together.

Lessons

  • Introducing the Archiving Service
  • Planning the LCS 2005 with SP1 Archiving Service
  • Deploying the Archiving Service
  • Configuring LCS 2005 with SP1 Archive Settings

Lab : Planning, Installing, and Configuring Archiving in LCS 2005 with SP1

  • Preparing to Install the Archiving Service files
  • Installing files for Archiving and Activating the Service
  • Enabling Archiving on the Enterprise Edition Server
  • Verifying the Archiving Service Functionality

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the Archiving service.
  • Plan the LCS 2005 with SP1 Archiving service.
  • Deploy the Archiving service.
  • Configure the LCS 2005 with SP1 Archiving settings.
  • Manage archived messages in SQL Server.

Module 13: Upgrading from LCS 2003 to LCS 2005 with SP1

This module describes the process of upgrading from LCS 2003 to LCS 2005 with SP1. It explains how to perform a side-by-side migration and an in-place upgrade and how to upgrade to the LCS 2005 with S1 Archiving service.

Lessons

  • Introducing the Live Communications Server Upgrade Process
  • Performing a Side-by-Side Migration
  • Performing an In-Place Upgrade
  • Upgrading to Live Communications Server Archiving Service

Lab : Upgrading LCS 2003 to LCS 2005 with SP1

  • Exporting User Data from LCS 2003
  • Uninstalling LCS 2003 Server
  • Preparing Active Directory For LCS 2005 with SP1
  • Deploying LCS 2005 with SP1 Standard Edition
  • Re-Homing Users to LCS 2005 with SP1
  • Importing User Data From LCS 2003

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe the LCS upgrade process.
  • Perform a side-by-side migration.
  • Perform an in-place upgrade.
  • Upgrade to the LCS 2005 Archiving service.

Module 14: Troubleshooting LCS 2005 with SP1

This module explains how to investigate and troubleshoot issues with LCS 2005 with SP1. It explains the tools and approaches to investigate service failures and client connectivity problems on LCS 2005 with SP1. The module finishes with a practical example of troubleshooting, where the students attempt to use their knowledge to diagnose and fix an inoperative LCS 2005 with SP1 environment.

Lessons

  • Describing Session Initiation Protocol and the Sign-In Process
  • Tracing Server and Client Side Operations
  • Using Resource Kit Tools
  • Troubleshooting Authentication Issues
  • Interpreting Performance Counters and Errors

Lab : Troubleshooting LCS 2005 with SP1 (Optional)

  • Networking
  • DNS
  • Certificates
  • LCS Service
  • LCS Settings

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Describe Session Initiation Protocol and the sign-in process.
  • Trace server and client side operations.
  • Use the LCS 2005 with SP1 Resource Kit tools.
  • Troubleshoot authentication issues.
  • Interpret performance counters and error messages.

Before attending this course, students must have:

  • Networking experience.
  • Knowledge of real-time collaboration products and technologies.
  • Experience with LCS 2003.

Guaranteed to Run

2018-03-20 09:00 to 2018-03-23 17:00
Palm Beach County Florida (Instructor-Led)
2018-03-19 09:00 to 2018-03-23 17:00
Secaucus, New Jersey (Virtual Instructor-Led)
2018-03-01 09:00 to 2018-03-02 17:00
Palm Beach County Florida (Instructor-Led)

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