When you enable a user account you must specify a sign-in name for the user; this is the name that the user employs when logging on to Communicator Web Access (2007 R2 release) or other Office Communications Server 2007 R2 components, such as Office Communicator. The user’s e-mail name (for example, kenmyer@contoso.com) is typically used as the sign-in name. However, instead of using the e-mail name you can use one of the following name formats:

To enable a user for Communications Server

  1. Log on to a computer where both Office Communications Server 2007 R2 and the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in has been installed. You must log on as a member of the local Administrators group and a member of the RTCUniversalServerAdmins group.

  2. In Active Directory Users and Computers, locate the user account to be enabled. Right-click the account name and then click Enable Users for Communications Server.

    To enable multiple user accounts, click on the first account, and then Ctrl+click on any subsequent accounts.
  3. In the Enable Office Communications Server User Wizard, on the Welcomepage, click Next.

  4. On the Select Server or Poolpage, select the Enterprise pool or Standard Edition server to which the user is to be assigned and then click Next.

  5. On the Specify Sign-in Namepage, select the format to be used as the user name, and then click Next.

  6. On the Ready to Enable Userspage, click Next.

  7. On the Enable Operation Statuspage, click Finish.