Pool management tasks, wizards, and tools are available from the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 snap-in. Table 1 shows the tasks, wizards, and tools that are available for pool management.

Table 1. Tasks, Wizards, and Tools Available for Managing Pools

Task or tool Wizard Used to manage Management actions

Remove pool

Remove Pool Wizard

The availability of individual Enterprise pools

Remove an Enterprise pool, with the option of keeping the user database (to preserve existing user contacts, groups, and ACEs), and the option of forcing removal of the Enterprise pool (which disassociates any existing end users and disables any existing servers in the Enterprise pool).

Filtering Tools: Client Version Filter


The client versions that can be used to communicate with the Office Communications Server pool

Enable client version filtering.

Add a client filter.

Edit an existing client filter.

Remove a client filter.

Specify the default behavior if a client tries to log on with a client version that does not match any of the configured filters.

Filtering Tools: Intelligent Instant Message Filter


The use of hyperlinks and file attachments during an IM conversation

Enable or disable URL filtering and, if this feature is enabled, specify URL filtering options, including allowing or blocking hyperlinks that contain specific file extensions and local intranet URLs, and allowing or blocking instant messages that contain hyperlinks.

Enable or disable file transfer filtering and, if this feature is enabled, specify the file extensions to be blocked.

Device Updater: Device Update Service


The use of Device Update Service for updating the Microsoft RoundTable conferencing device or Microsoft Office Communicator 2007 R2 Phone Edition

Obtain software updates for devices.

Approve device updates.

Reject device updates.

Test and deploy a device update.

Verify external device access.

Roll back device updates.

Change log settings for the retention period and cleanup of logs.

Purge update logs and image files.

Logging Tool: New Debugging Session or Existing Debugging Session


The use of logging sessions for troubleshooting

Set up and monitor logging sessions for Office Communications Server components, including specifying a location for the log files; specifying the components, levels, and flags to be logged; specifying log file options; and specifying real-time options (including enabling real-time monitoring and specifying filter options).

Starting and stopping logging.

Viewing and analyzing log files.

Specifying advanced options that are used primarily for troubleshooting with Microsoft Customer Service and Support.