Mediation Server

In Office Communications Server 2007, you have the following options when you right-click a Mediation Server in the console tree view:

  • Start. Starts the Office Communications Server Mediation Server services.

  • Stop. Stops the Office Communications Server Mediation Server services.

  • Logging Tool. Invokes an Office Communications Server debugging session.

  • Deactivate. Starts the Deactivation Wizard to deactivate the Mediation Server so that it can no longer be used by the pool.

  • Properties. Opens the property pages for the server.

  • Certificate. Used to view and change the certificate selection for the local Mediation Server. This option is only available locally on the Mediation Server.

In the results pane, you can do the following:

  • Use the Status tab to view the status of specific settings configured for the Mediation Server.

  • Use the Event Log tab to configure event log filtering and to view event records.

  • Use the Performance tab to view the performance of the server.

  • Use the Resources tab to access documentation and other resources for Office Communications Server 2007.

In Available Tasks in the action pane, you can do the following:

  • Use Deactivate to start the Deactivation Wizard for the Mediation Server.

  • Use Certificates to start the Certificate Wizard. This task is only available when you are logged on locally to the Mediation Server.

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If the Mediation Server is not configured to start automatically or if the Mediation Server is stopped, you can start it manually.


If you experience trouble with the server or if you make configuration changes that require you to restart the service, you can stop the Mediation Server and then start it again.


If you want to remove a Mediation Server from your Office Communications Server environment, you must first deactivate the server. The deactivation process disassociates any service accounts that were affiliated with the server upon activation. The deactivation process also removes the server's entries in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) so that the server can no longer be used by the pool.

For details about Mediation Servers on the Web, see the Deployment section of the Office Communications Server Technical Library.

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