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  • Question

  • Hi, i'm trying to add a new customized tab in Communicator 2005 to show an
    html page, i have a document titled "Planning and Deployment" which somehow
    explains how to do this... I tried to add a new entry on the registry under
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Communicator called "TabURL" and also under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Communicator with the same name which points to a local xml file that describes the tags for the new tab i want to add... i have restarted communicator, even my pc, but it doesn't seem to work... Communicator doesn't take care about this configuration, so my tab
    is not displayed.

    Anyone have more detalis on this?

    Here is a copy of the xml file i'm using.

    Code Snippet
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <tabdata>
    <tab>
    <image>C:\pngformat\EnvelopeHS.png</image>
    <name>PhoneBook</name>
    <tooltip>Ir al Phone Book</tooltip>
    <contenturl>http://phonebook</contenturl>
    <tabid>1</tabid>
    <userid>false</userid>
    <contactid>false</contactid>
    <method>get</method>
    </tab>
    </tabdata>

     



    Any help would be appreciated.

     

    Ing. Gabriel Méndez
      MCP, MCAD

    Tuesday, April 17, 2007 10:40 PM

Answers

  • Hi Gabriel,

     

    Below is an extract from the Planning and Deployment Guide of Microsoft Office Communicator 2005. I think it answers your question.

     

    Note

    A dotted, fully qualified domain name in the URL, such as http://www.contoso.com/tab.xml, will be treated as an Internet site and be rejected. Instead, try using a local Intranet address, such as http://contoso/tab.xml.

     

    Thanks...

    Rishabh

    Thursday, May 10, 2007 7:22 AM

All replies

  • Hi Gabriel,

     

    I was able to add a new tab in the Communicator 2005. Please see the XML file which I used, below.

    Additionally, the TabURL can have the value like http://localhost/Tabs.xml. So, try putting these files etc. in the IIS.

     

    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <tabdata>
        <tab>
            <image>http://localhost/Nortel/images/CallLogs.png</image>
            <name>Call History</name>
            <tooltip>Click for Call History</tooltip>
           

    <contenturl>http://localhost/Nortel/CallRecords.aspx</contenturl>
            <tabid>1</tabid>
            <userid>true</userid>
            <contactid>true</contactid>
            <method>get</method>
        </tab>
    </tabdata>

    Thanks,

     

    Rishabh Kapoor

     

    Tuesday, May 8, 2007 7:32 AM
  • Hi Rishabh, i put those files on a virtual directory in iis and it works... someone gave me that answer previously, thanks for your help too.. now i have another question, it works great on a local server within the same domain, but when i try to move to a public web site so that it can be accesed from outside the corporate network, it doesn't load the xml file, even if i type the address on my browser and it displays it.. is there a way to do that or it only works locally?

     

    Thak you very much

    Wednesday, May 9, 2007 3:53 PM
  • Hi Gabriel,

     

    Below is an extract from the Planning and Deployment Guide of Microsoft Office Communicator 2005. I think it answers your question.

     

    Note

    A dotted, fully qualified domain name in the URL, such as http://www.contoso.com/tab.xml, will be treated as an Internet site and be rejected. Instead, try using a local Intranet address, such as http://contoso/tab.xml.

     

    Thanks...

    Rishabh

    Thursday, May 10, 2007 7:22 AM
  • Ok thanks.. yes I checked that document and that's true, unless the internet site is configured as a trusted site on IE the tab won't be displayed.

     

    Thank you again for your help.

    Thursday, May 10, 2007 2:23 PM
  • I only can see these tabs, if I connect directly to the server and not go via an Edge-Server. With an Edge in between I can´t see any tab.

    Does anybody know how to fix this problem?

    Monday, November 12, 2007 10:02 AM
  • HI Ken,

     

    Just check from the IE whether you are able to open the tabs.xml file which is on the Server. If it opens up normally then please make sure you have added the URL in the trusted sites list of the IE.

    Thereafter launch your OC and tabs should be displayed to you.

     

    Regards,

    Rishabh Kapoor  

    Monday, November 12, 2007 2:48 PM
  • I can reach the tabs.xml file on the server and I also checked, whether the site is in the trusted sites.

    So everything is fine, but I don´t so the tabs.

    Is there something to configure on the Edge server?

    Monday, November 12, 2007 4:02 PM