Lync 2010 Server

I currently have a Lync 2010 Server Standard installed on a Microsoft 2008 Server Standard.  I would like to have clients or people who are not part of the organtization be able to do a web conferencing with audio and file sharing remotely, do I need an Edge Server installed in this environment to do this?  If so, does it have to be installed on a sepatate virtual environment or can it be on this server along with the Front-end Server?
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Yes, you need an edge server. No, it cannot be located on the front-end server. And "guests" (users who are not members of the lync organization) will be using the "lync attendee" client, which does not support file sharing. It allows desktop sharing and program sharing, but not file transfers. So plan accordingly.


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TlingitAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your input.
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