Internal Network Topologies for Office Communications Server 2007 R2

Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 and Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 will reach end of support on January 9, 2018. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


Topic Last Modified: 2013-06-26

The sections that follow describe the supported Office Communications Server components that can be deployed in an internal network. The internal network supports both internal and external Office Communications Server users.

A Front End Server and a Back-End Database in one of the supported topologies are required for all Office Communications Server deployments. Additional server roles might be required, depending on the deployment.

You can deploy the following server roles only in an internal network:

  • Front End Server


    IM Conferencing Server, Telephony Conferencing Server, and Application Sharing Server are automatically installed with a Front End Server.

  • Back-End Database

  • A/V Conferencing Server

  • Web Conferencing Server

  • Application Sharing Server

  • Director

  • Mediation Server

  • Archiving Server

  • Monitoring Server

  • Communicator Web Access

  • Web Components Server (runs Internet Information Services, or IIS)

  • Group Chat Server