Cisco Unified Communication Tools

Web Client Redirector

Version   1.0.4 - public beta
Last Update   8/11/2014
Statistics   6 meg ZIP file download - unpacked and enabled in IIS (please see training videos below)
Compatibility   Connection 10.0
Connection 10.5
Connection 11.0
Connection 11.5

NOTE: For versions earlier than 10.0 you may have trouble due to Microsoft's recent (8/2016) security updates denying connections to SSL3 web sites which is all that was supported on versions of Unity Connection prior to 10.0

Tested service running on Windows 2008R2, 2012R2, Windows 8.x and Windows 7 - 2012R2 is recommended.
Requires configuration of IIS 7.5 or later - see training videos below for details

Tested clients from desktops with IE 10, 11, Firefox 31 and Chrome 36.

Tested on iPod (iOS 6.1.6) and iPad(iOS 7.1.2) with default browsers - both work ok.  If you have an iPhone to test against for me, please let me know!

Tested on Android pad (4.0.3) with default browser - worked ok.  If you have Android phone(s) or more modern Android pads to test against, please let me know!
Support   NOT TAC supported
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Help (coming soon - please view training videos for now).

Training Videos

All videos in mp4 format, should play in most modern browsers directly - you can right click and download if you prefer to use a local player instead.

What is this and why is it Cool?

What is the web client redirection service and why do you want it?  In short it provides a very simple way to have one URL for your end users that logs them into the PCA and/or Web Inbox no mater how many servers you have in your network - plus it load balances between the pub/sub pair of your clusters automatically and provides redundancy.  Pretty nifty... Play Video - 6 minutes

Setting Up IIS and Installing the Web Service on Different Windows Platforms

Installing on Windows Server 2012R2 (best platform if you can use it) Play Video - 11 minutes
Installing on Windows Server 2008R2
The CLI command I was running in there is this:
%windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe -i
Play Video - 13 minutes
Installing on Windows 8.1 x64 Play Video - 12 minutes
Installing on Windows 7 x64
The CLI command I was running in there is this:
%windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe -i
Play Video - 12 minutes

Administrative Tasks and Service Use

Once the service is installed and running what do you need to do to get it working for your users and what functionality does it provide? 
Covers redundancy, load balancing and other interesting items for administrators.
Play Video - 19 minutes
Redundancy, load balancing and user moves, oh my!  A deeper look into how the service handles cluster pair states, follows users if they "hot mode" move around your site and what, exactly, "redundancy" for server find functionality means and how its implemented. Play Video - 22 minutes

Service Details and Technical Overview

How is the service doing what it's doing?  Goes into detail about what's going on during the client authentication process, showing both client and server side HTTP traffic using Fiddler and explains the logic for the process from the first client request to the point where the client is redirected to the target server page pre-authenticated. Before you ask why the web server and your Connection servers need to be in the same domain, watch this video...  Play Video - 19 minutes