Deploying Group Chat Server
Topic Last Modified: 2009-11-30
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Group Chat Server is an extension of Office Communications Server infrastructure. Depending on your topology, you can install Group Chat Server on a single server or multiple servers. For details about available topologies and the technical and software requirements for installing Group Chat Server, see the Group Chat topic in the Planning and Architecture documentation.
If your organization requires compliance support, you can install a Compliance service on a separate computer after you have completed the installation and configuration of the servers running Group Chat Server. For details, see Installing the Compliance Service.
At a minimum, each topology requires a server with Office Communications Server installed and a server with Microsoft SQL Server database software installed.
Group Chat must be installed on an NTFS file system to enforce file system security. FAT32 is not a supported file system for Group Chat.
Updated capacity planning documentation, as well as a capacity planning spreadsheet, is available as a free download from the Microsoft Download Center:
- Capacity Planning for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Group Chat Server with QFE1 documentation: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=178622
- Spreadsheet for Capacity Planning for Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2, Group Chat Server with QFE1: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=178624
In This Section
- Preparing Server Platforms
- Setting Up Group Chat Server Accounts and Permissions
- Obtaining Certificates for Group Chat Server
- Installing Group Chat Server
- Uninstalling Group Chat Server
- Configuring Web Service Settings in IIS
- Installing and Connecting to the Group Chat Administration Tool
- Configuring Group Chat Server User Access
- Deploying Compliance Support