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Lync 2010 preparation

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Dear Team,

I need to learn and install the Lync 2010 in my Lab environment. Currently i have the below servers in my Lab and need to know how to install the Lync 2010.

1) DC
2) Two Mailbox servers
3) One hub/Cas server
4) Windows 7

Please let me know, still how many servers do i need to prepare for Lync 2010 and how to install it. Kindly suggest some steps and docs. I need to learn and start from the basic to extreme level for Lync 2010
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It really depends on what type of environment you are trying to replicate.  At a bare minimum you would need only one Standard Edition front-end server.  This would give you all IM/Presence/Internal Conferencing needs.

If you wanted to add external access, then you would add an edge server.  This would add remove conferencing, ability to login remotely, etc.  The edge server would be a non-domain joined server that would sit with one NIC in the DMZ and the second in your internal DMZ/server VLAN.  There are web services that go along with Lync which would normally be routed through a reverse proxy, but in a lab, I've seen the firewall rules straight to the front-end server.

If you wanted to add high availability, then you could go to Enterprise Edition front-end pool.  In that scenario, you would end up with two front-end servers and one back-end SQL server.  You can also gain high availability on the edge by deploying more than one edge server.

There are other roles such as Archiving and Monitoring that could be co-located with each other on a single box.  These roles cannot be co-located on a front-end or edge server.

Lastly is Group Chat, but you don't want to deploy that.  It's the red-headed step child of Lync 2010.

Thanks,

Richard B.
MCM Lync Server 2010
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Hi Richard,

Thank you for the explanation. So according to my Lab, I am planning to enable the basic features in Lync Server and it will be use for internal purposes.

So i need to prepare two more server, One is for FE and another one is Archiving and Monitoring.

Kindly confirm, also do i need to prepare any Sql server for this Lync 2010.
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Yes, you will need a SQL server for the purposes of archiving/monitoring. Although standard edition will install SQL express, you cannot use it for arch/mon. But you can install SQL on the same server you use for arch/mon to keep the server cout down.

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Richard B.
MCM Lync Server 2010
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