Installation Guide for Cisco Unified Communications Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator Release 7.1
Installing Cisco Unified Communications Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator
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Installing Cisco Unified Communications Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator

Table Of Contents

Installing Cisco Unified Communications Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator

Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator Deployment

Upgrading Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator

Information to Provide to Users After Installation


Installing Cisco Unified Communications Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator


Revised: January 29, 2010

Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator Deployment

Information to Provide to Users After Installation

Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator Deployment

The Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator installation application installs the following components:

User interface for Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator.

The client-related components of the client services framework (CSF).

Click-to-call functionality, which you can choose whether to install.

You can deploy the Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator installation application in any of the following ways:

Use Active Directory Group Policy. You can use group policy to deploy administrator configuration settings.

Use a software management system, for example, Altiris, Microsoft System Management Server (SMS), and so on.

Use a self-extracting executable with a batch script. You can use the batch script to deploy administrator configuration settings.

Use a standalone installation. You deploy the administrator configuration settings, but users install Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator.

The installation application contains the following:

An executable file. This includes a .NET 3.5 SP1 installer stub. Users can run the executable file on their own computers. The .NET installer stub runs automatically as part the Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator installation.

A Microsoft Installer (MSI) file. This file assumes that .NET 3.5 SP1 is already installed. You can use a software management system to push the MSI file to the computers of your users.

MSI requires that Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Second Edition Runtime (x86) is installed on the computer of the administrator. .

Upgrading Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator

To upgrade Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator, you do not need to uninstall Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator. When you install a newer version, the installation application uninstalls the previous version of Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator, then installs the new version.

Information to Provide to Users After Installation

When your installation of Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator is complete, you can provide the information in the following table to your users:

Provide...
Explanation

Sign-in information.

If you set the POLICY_CREDENTIALS_IsLdapSynchronizedWithCucm key value name to false, your users must enter their LDAP username and password after they sign in for the first time. Ask your users to do the following:

1. Select in the conversation pane.

2. Enter a user ID and password in the LDAP Credentials area on the options dialog box.

3. Select OK.

Instructions for using the application.

Provide users with information about how to access the online help, as follows

1. Select in the Microsoft Office Communicator title bar.

2. Select Tools > Help on Conversation Pane.

You can also provide users with the User Guide for Cisco UC Integration for Microsoft Office Communicator, which contains the same information as the online help.

Internal company support for the application.

Provide your users with the names of people to contact for assistance if they encounter problems with the application.