If the Domain Name System (DNS) has not been configured to return the appropriate SRV records automatically when you connect, use the following procedure to manually enter the account configuration information.

To connect using a manually configured account

  1. Open the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Administration Tool.

  2. In the Group Chat Administration Tool Logindialog box, in the Accountbox, select Edit Accounts.

  3. In the Edit Accountsdialog box, click Addto add a new account to the Accountslist.

  4. In the Display Namebox, type a name for the new account configuration setting.

    This name is used in the Accountsbox of the Group Chat Administration Tool Logindialog box for future sign-in attempts.
  5. Click the Login Settingstab.

  6. (Optional) Select the Use my Windows credentials to log in automaticallycheck box to use single sign-on (SSO), which loads the password automatically from Windows.

  7. In the Hostbox, specify the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the server running Office Communications Server.

  8. In the Chat Room Domainbox, type the domain portion of the lookup server's Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) (for example, if the SIP URI is someone@example.com, type example.com).

  9. Do one of the following:

    • If you are using the default SIP URI for your Lookup service account (for example, OCSChat@yourdomain.com), select the Use default server addresscheck box.

    • Otherwise, specify the SIP URI of the lookup server, which was specified during the installation of Group Chat.

  10. Click the Active Directorytab.

  11. Under Global Catalog, do one of the following:

    • Click Automatic connection configuration.

    • Click Manual connection configuration, and then type the FQDN of the global catalog server in Host. The global catalog is a searchable index within Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) that enables users to locate network objects without needing to know their domain location.

  12. Select the Use secure connection onlycheck box to use a secure sockets layer (SSL) connection to connect to AD DS.

  13. If the Channel service account does not have access to AD DS, select the Connect Ascheck box, type the name and password for a Channel service account that has AD DS access, and then click OK.

    The name of the new configuration is added to the Accountsbox on the Group Chat Administration Tool Logindialog box and you can use it to sign on.
  14. In the Group Chat Administration Logindialog box, type the user name.