The OCS Web Scheduler allows users to schedule conference calls and live meetings without the Outlook Add-in for Live Meeting. This is particularly helpful for users testing Office 2010, because there is no Live Meeting add-in for Outlook 2010 yet.
Basically, setup.exe creates two virtual directories on the server hosting the web components role (usually the front-end server) and is a very simple installation wizard.
After installation, you have to activate it from the command-line, following the readme file gets installed by setup as a guide:
LcsCmd.exe /web /action:Activate /role:Meeting /poolname:poolname /User:serviceaccount /Password:password
Pay close attention to the account used – the readme file specifies that it must be the RTC service account used during installation.
Then, you need to configure a default SMTP server:
cscript WebSchedulerConfig.vbs /Action:SetSmtpServer /SMTPServer:fqdn of email server
The URLs that it creates are /conf/int and /conf/ext (for reverse proxy)
I was not impressed with the out-of-box experience for these reasons:
1) The web scheduler generates a plain text meeting invite instead of html
2) The meeting invite does not list the call-in number! The meeting recipients must click on a link to view the dial-in number.
3) By default, when you schedule a meeting, it defaults to a closed meeting instead of anonymous (not good if you want outside people to join) and it defaults to *not* sending the invite. You have to remember to check that box at the bottom of the form, otherwise no meeting invites are sent.
4) It forces the use of a passcode for participants above and beyond the conference ID. Then, if you’re the leader, you have to enter your phone number and your passcode (four separate strings)
5) It does not use your default conference ID.
Before installing it on a production front-end server, make sure you do it after-hours because this installation will stop the front-end services.
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