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Enable user for OCS 2007 R2 with windows XP

Dear All,
After upgrading our OCS servers from 2007 to 2007R2 I had to find out the hard way that none of the management tools can be installed on windows XP, even not the ADUC snap in. I can't imagine that we are the first (nor the last) company facing this problem. So I'm looking for a sollution to install either the ADUC snap in on XP or todo it by scripting. Anyone any ideas ?
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BillCarlinCommented:
The supported platforms to deploy the OCS R2 Administrative Tools are: Windows Server 2003 with SP2 (x86, x64), Windows Server 2008 (x86, x64) and Windows Vista Business or Enterprise with SP1 (x86, x64) If you do not have any of these available, you can install them on the OCS server itself.  While that is not the preferred means, from the situation you presented, it seems like your viable option. Although OCS 2007 R2 is only supported on a 64-bit platform, the 32-bit Administrative Tools are available as part of the 64-bit installation media. You can find them under \SUPPORT\I386. In this folder there are a couple of files that are required as pre-requisites. Install them in the following order:

sqlncli.msi  SQL Server Native Client
vcredist_x86.exe  VC++ 2008 Redistributable
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1  Download from web or use \Setup\amd64\dotnetfx35.exe
OCSCore.msi  Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Core Components
AdminTools.msi  Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Administrative Tools

Take a look here....

http://blogs.technet.com/ucspotting/archive/2009/02/21/hey-dude-where-s-my-ocs-2007-r2-management-console.aspx

-Cheers-
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gerryvsAuthor Commented:
Hi Bill,
Thanks for your reply, but that was also the info I had when I posted this question, however I have read on some posts that there should be ways to enable the users on XP by either using powershell or VB script. But I did not see any example, so if someone would have an example, it's more then welcome.
 
Best Regards,
Gerry
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BillCarlinCommented:
If you are looking at powershell, have you seen this blog by Dmitry? There are a couple of components you will need as far as the powerpack and such but you will be able to pull any of the powershell properties from it.

http://dmitrysotnikov.wordpress.com/2008/06/20/ocs-management-console-on-steroids/


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gerryvsAuthor Commented:
I did try lot of things but the admintools for OCS2007R2 seem to be required for scripting as well. At the end I finished up installing the tools on a terminal server for our helpdesk and backoffice staff>
 
Gerry
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