Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition Deployment Guiden

Topic Last Modified: 2009-11-20

This section describes how to deploy Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition. When you deploy an Enterprise pool, you install all the servers in the pool as well as the load balancer that distributes traffic to the servers in the pool. You also configure the Domain Name System (DNS) records that enable servers and clients to automatically locate one another.

Important

This section assumes that you have planned your deployment and prepared for the deployment process by reviewing Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Planning Guide.

Before you begin deploying Enterprise Edition, verify that your environment meets the software, hardware, audio/video infrastructure, and storage requirements. For details about Enterprise Edition prerequisites, see the Office Communications Server Infrastructure Requirements topic in the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Infrastructure Requirements documentation. Optionally, verify support for your planned topology. For details about supported topologies in Office Communications Server 2007 R2, see the Supported Topologies topic in the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Infrastructure Requirements documentation. To see a chart of server roles that can be collocated on a single physical computer, see the Supported Server Role Collocation topic in the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Infrastructure Requirements documentation.

The order of operations in the deployment process is the same for Enterprise Edition in a consolidated configuration and in an expanded configuration. However, the steps are different.

Important

To complete the same deployment process for Enterprise Edition in an expanded configuration, see the Command-Line Deployment of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Expanded Configuration section of the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Command-Line Reference documentation. By default, the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 documentation installer file (UCDocumentation.msi) installs this document on your computer under %ProgramFiles%\Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2\Documentation\OCS_CommandLine.doc.

Note

You can download the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Enterprise Edition Deployment Guide as a Word file from the Microsoft Download Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=151906.

For details about deploying Office Communications Server Enterprise Edition in a consolidated configuration, see Deploying in a Consolidated Configuration.