Install Live/Office communication server 2007 on windows server 2008 x86?

Mr_Hamburg
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Hi,
I'm trying to evaluate LCS 2007.
Is there a way to install the 32bit Version of LCS2007 (not R2) on a windows 2008 server (32bit)?

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it has been awhile since i had to install OCS 2997 (R1) as i quickly migrated my ocs clients to R2, but i dont recall any installation hurdles. should install fine.
OCS has only recently been supported on Windows Server 2008 (Q1 2010).  See this blog article for details and links to the KB articles required to follow in order to prepare Windows 2008 prior to installing OCS:
http://blogs.pointbridge.com/Blogs/schertz_jeff/Pages/Post.aspx?_ID=90
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That's 2008 R2. OCS 2007 (R1) has been supported on Windows 2008 (R1) for quite a bit longer. Windows 2008 R2 has been a bit slow on getting older server support for most of MS products though OCS 2007 R1 in March, Exchange 2007 just last week with SP3....
Actually Server 2008 is not, and has never been supported as a host OS for OCS 2007 (32-bit) installations.  The original Supportability guide states this:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=f8cc9b59-225f-425d-bd3a-e506396c6207&displaylang=en

The lastest three versions of Communications Server (LCS 2005, OCS 2007, OCS 2007 R2) are all supported in domains running any version of Server 2003 or 2008, R1 or R2, as documented here:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee692314(office.13).aspx

And my original post should have more explicitly stated 'OCS 2007 *R2* has only recently been supported on Windows Server 2008 *R2*.  OCS 2007 R2 has always supported Server 2008 as a host OS.
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Indeed. I stand corrected. I thought I had seen an official support post but since R2 has been out for a year and a half, my memory obviously failed me and I haven't personally attempted a setup of R1 in so long....gah. Anyways, apologies. I can't seem to find said blog post and I haven't even attempted an OCS 2007 install in so long I couldn't tell you if it önofficially"works or not. Good catch Jeff, thanks for the save.

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