Prepare Active Directory Schema, Forest, and Domain

Topic Last Modified: 2009-04-29

Before you deploy Office Communications Server, you must prepare Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Active Directory preparation includes schema preparation, forest preparation, and domain preparation. You perform the Active Directory preparation step only during an initial deployment. This step is not repeated when you add servers or pools to the deployment. For details about Active Directory preparation, see Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Active Directory Guide in the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 deployment documentation.

In the same section, see Delegating Office Communications Server Setup and Administration for details about delegating Office Communications Server setup or administration.