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As many of you already know ABSConfig.exe is a tool in the OCS resource kit, as many of you also know this tool has stopped working!! I have been talking to a few people @ MS and understand it is being looked at right now.

But if you are really desperate to get it up and running, try setting your servers date to anything prior to Friday the 13th. This should allow the tool to work and you can make your changes, then put the clock back. Be warned this might prevent users from logging in and or kick users as the clocks to not match. So make sure you plan for the down time!!!


some of the errors we got were:

ABS Configuration Tool – Error System.ArgumentOutOfRangeException: Value of ’19/06/2008 01:30:00′ is not a valid ‘Value’ should be between ‘MinDate and MaxDate’


ABS is not enabled or activated on this server ( to enable set the WMI outputlocation to null)


I will let you know if I find out about a more perm fix


NOTE: There has now been a KB article issued here

Categories: OCS

Office Communicator 2007 Phone Edition update April 2008 released

April 30, 2008 Leave a comment

Microsoft have released a new update for Office Communicator 2007 Phone Edition (Tanjay’s) the version is now 1.0.522.71.

get it from HERE

Categories: OCS

Communicator 2007 update Package

Hi All

There is a new update for Communicator 2007, which address the following issues:-

  1. 949894 ( Presence functions are disabled in Communicator 2007 when you use a time zone that includes a negative partial hour on a client computer.
  2. 948733 ( Error message when you try to shut down a client computer that is running Office Communicator 2007: “The data file ‘Mailbox – user’ was not closed properly”.
  3. 950492 ( You cannot manually change your status from “Away” in Communicator 2007 when you use a portable computer to connect to a remote computer.
  4. 948159 ( Error message in Communicator 2007 if the Outlook profile file name contains non-English characters: “There was a problem connecting to Microsoft Office Outlook”.
  5. 948737 ( A Communicator 2007 user hears a long dial tone mixed with the streaming audio if the user takes a USB telephony device handset off the hook and then uses the device to stream audio from another application.
  6. 948120 ( An audio conference or a video conference fails in Communicator 2007 when you try to invite a new participant to create a multiparty conference.

At last they may have fixed the issue with Outlook not closing properly!!

The file can be downloaded from here and the KB article can be found here

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