Installation and Administration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Microsoft Office Communicator Release 6.x
Installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator
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Installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator

Table Of Contents

Installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator

About Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator

About the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway

About Single Sign On User Authentication in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator

Characteristics of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator Conferences

Prerequisites for Installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway

Installation Tasks

Enabling the LCS Integration Option Key

Installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway

Postinstallation Tasks


Installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator


This chapter contains the following sections:

About Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator

Prerequisites for Installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway

Installation Tasks

Postinstallation Tasks

About Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator enables users to initiate and control an ad-hoc Cisco Unified MeetingPlace audio conference from a Microsoft Office Communicator (MOC) client. In-conference controls in the MOC client include adding, muting, renaming or removing participants and locking/unlocking or ending the conference.

This section contains the following information:

About the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway

About Single Sign On User Authentication in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator

Characteristics of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator Conferences

About the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway

The main component of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator is the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway.

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway can be installed on an existing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing server or on a separate Cisco MCS server. For performance reasons, we recommend that you use a separate MCS server for the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway. Note that in either case, it is a requirement that the Web Conferencing software be installed on the server on which the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway is installed.

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway interfaces between the Microsoft Live Communications Server (LCS) system and other Cisco Unified MeetingPlace components as shown in the example topology in Figure 1-1.

Figure 1-1

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway Interfaces with Other Components

1

Microsoft Office Communicator users connect to the Microsoft Live Communications Server (LCS).

2

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway communicates with the Microsoft LCS server by using a protocol based on SIP. This communication can be secured by configuring transport layer security (TLS) between the systems.

3

In a deployment that includes Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services, the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway receives user authentication information from the Directory Services server.

4

If the deployment does not include Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services, the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway can retrieve user authentication information directly from Microsoft Active Directory.

5

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway communicates with the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server to initiate and update audio conferences by using the Gateway System Integrity Manager (GWSIM).

 


About Single Sign On User Authentication in Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator

Users who sign in to the MOC client do not need to sign in separately to Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator; the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway trusts the authentication done between the client and the LCS server. You configure Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing to trust web server authentication so that users who join an audio conference from a MOC client are automatically authorized by Cisco Unified MeetingPlace.

Characteristics of Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator Conferences

Only users with Cisco Unified MeetingPlace profiles can initiate conferences from a MOC client. Conferences initiated from a MOC client use system default settings to determine scheduling parameters, with the following exceptions (which override the value set in the profile of the conference initiator):

Password Required is set to No.

Who Can Attend is set to Anyone.

Allow Video Scheduling is set to No. (Video is not supported in meetings initiated from MOC clients.)

Note the following additional considerations for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator:

Users can initiate conferences from MOC whether or not they have reservationless meetings enabled on their user profiles. If Use Reservationless is set to Yes, a reservationless meeting will be created. If Use Reservationless is set to No, an immediate meeting will be created.

Meetings initiated from MOC clients do not generate e-mail notifications. Instead, invitees are notified by receiving an instant message that contains conference dial-in information and a Join link that causes Cisco Unified MeetingPlace to dial out to the invitee phone.

Users can use their MOC clients to join only those conferences that are initiated from a MOC client.

The Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway does not support the WebConnect feature. (WebConnect provides site-to-site rollover in the event that a site is unavailable.) Conferences initiated from MOC clients always use the site in which the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway resides.

Prerequisites for Installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway

Verify that your system meets the requirements that are specified in the System Requirements for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace, at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_installation_guides_list.html.

Your Microsoft Live Communications Server environment must be deployed and tested with the Office Communicator client prior to installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway. Refer to the Microsoft documentation for instructions on installing LCS.

In order to use the TLS protocol for communication between the LCS server and the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway (strongly recommended), you must identify the servers by hostname rather than by IP address. If you choose to identify a server by hostname, ensure that DNS is enabled to resolve the hostname.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing must be installed on your Cisco MCS server.

You must download and install Microsoft .NET 2.0 on your Cisco MCS server.

You must have Administrator permissions in order to install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator.


Note Although not required, we strongly recommend that your deployment include a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Directory Services server configured to synchronize user profiles from Active Directory.


Installation Tasks

To install Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator, do the following two tasks:

1. Enable the LCS Integration Option Key. See the "Enabling the LCS Integration Option Key" section.

2. Install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway on a Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing server. See the "Installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway" section.

Enabling the LCS Integration Option Key

An option key is an alphanumeric string similar to a serial number that needs to be entered in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace database to activate a system option. You use the MeetingTime client to enter option keys. (For more information, see the "About Loading Cisco Unified MeetingPlace License Keys" section of the "Managing and Maintaining Cisco Unified MeetingPlace" chapter in the Administration Guide for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server Release 6.x at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/sw/ps5664/ps5669/prod_maintenance_guides_list.html.)

To Enable the LCS Integration Option Key


Step 1 On your license for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server, locate the LCS Integration option key.

Step 2 Start MeetingTime and log in to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server.

Step 3 Click Administration > Configure.

Step 4 Click System Options, then click Query.

Step 5 Use the right arrow button to locate the LCS Integration option.

Step 6 Click Option Key, then enter the option key number that you made note of in Step 1 and click OK.

Step 7 Click Save Changes and restart the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Audio Server for the option key to take effect.


Installing the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway

Restrictions

Passwords in the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator installer are case sensitive.

To Install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway


Step 1 Stop the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing service and the Cisco Security Agent for Cisco Unified MeetingPlace service, if applicable:

a. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel  > Administrative Tools > Services.

b. Right-click Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing and choose Stop.

c. If applicable, right-click Cisco Security Agent and choose Stop.

Step 2 Insert the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator CD in to your CD or DVD-ROM drive and double-click the .exe file to begin installation.

Step 3 On the Welcome screen, click Next.

Step 4 Enter the directory in which to install the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway and click Next.

Step 5 On the Start Copying Files screen, click Next.

Step 6 When prompted, click OK to start the installation of files.

Step 7 From the last installer window, click Finish.

Step 8 Restart the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing service:

a. From the Windows Start menu, choose Settings > Control Panel  > Administrative Tools > Services.

b. Right-click Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing and choose Start.

Step 9 Right-click Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway and choose Start.

Step 10 If applicable, right-click the Cisco Security Agent and choose Start.


Note You may wish to wait to restart the Cisco Security Agent service after configuring and testing the LCS Gateway installation.


Step 11 Close the Services control panel.


Postinstallation Tasks

Do the following tasks in the order listed after installing Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator. The links take you to procedures in the "Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator" chapter.

1. Configure Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway parameters in the MeetingPlace Gateway Configurations utility. See the "Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway Parameters" section on page 2-1.

2. Configure Single Sign-On parameters in the MeetingPlace Gateway Configurations utility. See the "Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing Single Sign-On Parameters" section on page 2-3.

3. Configure authentication on the Web Conferencing server. See the "Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace Web Conferencing to Trust Web Server Authentication" section on page 2-4.

4. Configure the LCS server to route conference requests to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway. See the "Configuring LCS to Route Conference Requests to the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway" section on page 2-4.

5. Configure the LCS server to authorize requests from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway. See the "Configuring LCS to Authorize Requests from the Cisco Unified MeetingPlace LCS Gateway" section on page 2-5.

6. Configure end users. See the "Configuring Cisco Unified MeetingPlace for Office Communicator End Users" section on page 2-6.

7. (Optional) Configure Transport Layer Security (TLS). Although configuring TLS is optional, we highly recommend that you do so. See the "Configuring Transport Layer Security (Optional)" section on page 2-9.