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Lync Multi Forest Deployment question

We are currently using IDM (Novell) for AD sync between two forest. We migrated from eDirectory to Active Directory, but we will continue using IDM Novell for Sync between two AD forests. We also have two separate Exchange Organizations (Exchange 2010 SP2). We have a trust in place between them. I have a question below:

 Will IDM Novell work instead of  Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager if we deploy Lync in Central Forest Topology or it wont work instead of Microsoft IDM? Below is the requirement for Lync Deployment:

Prerequisites for a Central Forest Topology Deployment
To support a central forest topology, the following prerequisites are required.
•   ¿Identity life cycle manager—One of the following supported identity life cycle managers must be deployed.
•   ¿Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010
•   ¿Microsoft Identity Lifecycle Manager 2007 FP1
•   ¿Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 SP2
If Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 is deployed, it must be Microsoft Identity Integration Server 2003 SP2.

•   ¿Lync Server deployed in your central forest—If you have not deployed Lync Server, see the Lync Server 2010 Planning documentation at and the Lync Server 2010 Deployment documentation at

The central forest can be an existing forest that hosts existing servers running Lync Server, users, groups, contacts, or you can create an entirely new forest.
The central forest should ordinarily be the one that hosts the largest number of users. Connectivity between the central forest and other forests should also be highly available.
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Thanks a lot