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About the Office Communications Server Management API

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Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Server SDK Management API consists of a set of Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) classes used to manage Office Communications Server components. WMI uses the Common Information Model (CIM) industry standard to represent systems, applications, networks, devices, and other managed components. Each WMI class in the Management API represents an Office Communications Server management object.

Most class properties are exposed in the Office Communications Server management console. All properties are accessible using a scripting language that supports ActiveX script hosting, such as Microsoft Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript).

You can use WMI scripting to automate administrative tasks in your Office Communications Server deployment. You can also use WMI to remotely read or change WMI properties, but the computer running the script must either be an Office Communications server or have the Office Communications Server Administrator Tools installed.

For more information about WMI, see Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) on MSDN.

The remaining topics in this section discuss high-level issues and indicate the WMI classes that are used to manage these issues.

Topic

Description

WMI Class Management Scopes and Roles

Categorizes the WMI classes by their scope, and indicates the roles of the computers on which each class is installed.

Federation and Remote Users

Lists the WMI classes that support federation and remote user configuration.

Proxy and Routing Settings

Describes the WMI classes that configure message routing and proxy behavior.

Office Communications Server Applications

Describes the WMI classes that register applications and set application execution order.

Office Communications Server User Services

Describes the WMI classes for managing the User Services (the Registrar), including managing contacts, and managing allow and block lists.

Office Communications Server Archiving Service

Describes the WMI classes for configuring the Archiving Agent and the Archiving Service.

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