The service account used by the Web Conferencing Edge service on Edge Servers to allow anonymous access to on-premises conference meetings is set in the IIS metabase. For details, see Things You Must Know Before Completing Your Topology Design.

Additionally, Office Communications Server 2007 R2 installer creates virtual directories for external access. The following table lists the URIs for the various external access virtual directories and the file system resources to which they refer. The file system folders to which the virtual directories refer are described in Storage Requirements.

Table 1. Virtual Directories for External Access

Feature Virtual Directory URI Refers to

Address Book Server

https://<External FQDN>/ABS/Ext/Handler

Location of Address Book Server download files for external users.

Client updates

https://<External FQDN>/AutoUpdate/Ext

Location of update files for external computer-based clients.


https://<External FQDN>/Conf/Ext

Location of Conf resources for external users.

Device updates

https://<External FQDN>/DeviceUpdateFiles_Ext

Location of UC device update files for external UC devices.

Group Expansion and Address Book Web Query service

https://<External FQDN>/GroupExpansion/Ext/service.asmx

Location of the Web service that enables group expansion for external users. Also, the location of the Address Book Web Query service that provides global address list information to external Communicator Mobile for Windows Mobile clients.

Phone Conferencing

https://<External FQDN>/PhoneConferencing/Ext

Location of phone conferencing data for external users.

Device updates

https://<external FQDN>/RequestHandlerExt

Location of the Device Update Service Request Handler that enables external UC devices to upload logs and check for updates.