Conferencing Servers

Conferencing Servers, also known as multipoint control units (MCUs), manage the content for Office Communications Server 2007 R2 conferences. Office Communications Server 2007 R2 provides the following MCUs:

  • IM Conferencing Server

  • Web Conferencing Server

  • A/V Conferencing Server

  • Telephony Conferencing Server

  • Application Sharing Conferencing Server

Each of these server roles communicates directly with clients participating in a conferencing session. Each MCU uses its own protocol, which is optimized for the media it supports. These server roles also synchronize the state of the conference with a process called the focus that runs on the front-end server or Standard Edition Server. The protocol used to control the state of the conference ...

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