Test Lab Guide: Configure an Integrated Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint Test Lab
Hey TLG and Office Server 2013 fans,
My partners-in-content Tony Trivison and Mitch Duncan and I just published Configure an Integrated Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint Test Lab, a new Test Lab Guide (TLG) for Exchange Server 2013, Lync Server 2013, and SharePoint Server 2013.
Here is the stack (click on it to see a larger version):
This TLG steps you through the configuration of a lab that contains the following:
- An AD DS domain controller (DC1)
- A server that runs SQL Server 2012 (SQL1)
- A server that runs Exchange Server 2013 (EX1)
- A server that runs Lync Server 2013, Standard Edition (LYNC1)
- A server that runs SharePoint Server 2013 (SP1)
- Two client computers (CLIENT1 and CLIENT2)
Here is the lab diagram:
After verifying that basic Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint functionality works, you configure server-to-server trust relationships between all three servers. With these trusts in place, a server can request a resource from another server on behalf of a user. Server-to-server authentication uses the industry standard Open Authorization 2.0 (OAuth) protocol.
Here is a short video that describes the build-out.
For information about how to configure this test lab in Hyper-V, see Hosting the integrated Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint test lab with Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V.
The resulting test lab environment can be used for cross-product solutions, such as:
- High-resolution user photos
- Unified contact store
- Site mailboxes
- Exchange task synchronization
- Lync presence in Outlook
See Cross-product solutions with Exchange, Lync, and SharePoint Server for additional information.
For more information about TLGs, see Test Lab Guides.
Enjoy (in a highly integrated way, this time)!