Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Enabling group access for OCS Archive Viewer for multi-domain environments

1. To enable group access in a multi-domain environment. Make sure to check, "GC", in the Admin page under the "Basic Settings" tab. This will allow the AD browser to render all groups and users in all domains.

2. Go to the Extended Search Tab or Discovery Tab of the Admin page.  Add the groups by clicking Add groups or users.

3. Use the drop down menu and search the Netbios setting for the groups you would like to give access to.

4. Now try to access the discovery or extended search page: .../itimarchiveviews/extendedsearch/index.aspx.--- with the user in that group.
Please note, if the Instant Archive Viewer website is not in the Trusted Sites of internet options of your browser, it will automatically login using the login credentials you used for Windows on the machine itself.
Also be sure that the user is enabled for communications in OCS.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

How to search chat converations between two users in LCS Archive Viewer for Live Communications Server

Searching between users can be done in LCS Archive Viewer by following these steps:

1. Go to the Admin page and make sure Enable anonymous is unchecked

1. In IE, go to tools, Security and check that the website is added to trusted sites. This will enable a window prompt to set the user name and password.

2. You will need to login as one of the users you are searching for. For example: If you are searching for the word "Ldap" between lcsbot1@impeople.com and lcsbot2@impeople.com, You will need to login as impeople\lcsbot1. (note: you will need this user's password)

3. After logging in as the user (in this case vmhost\lcsbot1 because I am on the local IIS server) you will see the conversations of only this user and no one else's.

4. Now go to the "Search" tab and click Advanced Search.

5. Now enter the word you would like to search for, (in this case "LDap") and enter the other user you would like to search on in "with user", in this case (lcsbot2@impeople.com). Just enter the username before the @ sign. For example: lcsbot2

6. Now double click on any of the results to view the chats.