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Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 Resource Kit by Microsoft OCS Team, Stephanie Lindsey, Rick Kingslan, Mitch Tulloch, Kintan Brahmbhatt, John Clarkson, James O'Neil, Hao Yan, Byron Spurlock, Jochen Kunert, Rui Maximo, Jeremy Buch

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Using DNS to Publish Office Communications Server

Office Communications Server uses DNS (Domain Name Services) to publish Enterprise pools and Edge Servers so that they can be discoverable by other home servers and Edge Servers. Standard Edition Servers automatically publish their FQDN as A (Host) records in DNS; however, the FQDN of Enterprise pools need to be published in DNS manually by administrators. Administrators create an A record for the Enterprise pool's FQDN, mapped to the virtual IP (VIP) of the Enterprise pool's hardware load balancer (HLB). To federate with other partners and public IM connectivity (PIC) partners or allow remote users to connect to the internal Office Communication Server infrastructure, the external network interface ...

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