MultiPoint Server Deployment Task List

This task list provides a suggested list of tasks to help you plan and complete the deployment of your MultiPoint Server system. Some tasks will depend on the type of system that you purchased and what requirements your system has. Where applicable, references are provided to topics that provide additional detail for a task in the list.

You can use this task list to help you plan your deployment and to keep track of which deployment tasks you have completed or still have to complete. When available, a link to topics that include additional detailed information to complete the task is provided.

The task list also includes a list of advanced configuration tasks that help you optimize the operating system for your organization’s needs. For more information, see Advanced Configuration Tasks in this section.

Deployment Task List

  1. Physically set up the computer that will run MultiPoint Server and connect the primary station. For more information about how to set up the primary station, see MultiPoint Server Station Types.

  2. Install the MultiPoint Server operating system, if it is not already installed on the computer, and complete the Windows Welcome experience. For more information about how to install MultiPoint Server, see Install MultiPoint Server.

  3. After you complete installation and the Windows Welcome experience, you are ready to add more standard stations. For more information about physically setting up the MultiPoint Server system, see MultiPoint Server System Components.

  4. After you have set up the computer and MultiPoint Server stations, some initial configuration steps might be required, as described in Initial MultiPoint Server Configuration Tasks below.

Initial MultiPoint Server configuration tasks

  1. Update device drivers for MultiPoint Server, as described in Update Device Drivers for MultiPoint Server.

  2. Start MultiPoint Manager to begin to manage your MultiPoint Server stations. For more information about how to use MultiPoint Manager, see Common MultiPoint Server Tasks.

  3. Establish user accounts by performing one of the following:

    1. Set up local user accounts so that your users can start to use the MultiPoint Server system. For information about user accounts, see Configure MultiPoint Server User Accounts .

    2. Join a domain, as described in Understand Your MultiPoint Server Network Environment.

  4. Connect the hardware devices for additional standard user stations to the computer, such monitors, station hubs, and peripheral devices, as described in MultiPoint Server System Components.

  5. You might want to complete additional configuration steps as described in Initial MultiPoint Server Configuration. These steps include the following:

    1. Associate stations with MultiPoint Server.

    2. Activate MultiPoint Server.

    3. Install client access licenses (CALs).

    4. Hot-plug the multifunction hubs that have monitors attached.

    5. Rename the server.

  6. Install and apply software updates, as described in Install and Apply MultiPoint Server Software Updates.

For more information about configuration tasks for MultiPoint Server, see Configure MultiPoint Server.

Advanced configuration tasks

The tasks described in this list are advanced configuration tasks that you can perform on MultiPoint Server to optimize performance and set up additional features. These tasks include the following:

  1. Install server roles, server role services, and server features, as described in Install Server Roles, Server Role Services, and Server Features for MultiPoint Server.

  2. Install and apply language packs, as described in Install MultiPoint Server Language Packs.

  3. Allow a single user account to log on to multiple stations at the same time, as described in Allow a Single User to Log on to Multiple Stations.

  4. Convert a MultiPoint Server from MAK to KMS activation, or vice versa, as described in Convert a MultiPoint Server from KMS to MAK Activation or Vice Versa.

For more information about more advanced configuration steps for MultiPoint Server, see Advanced MultiPoint Server Configuration Tasks.