Install Edge Servers
Topic Last Modified: 2011-02-03
You install Lync Server 2010 on Edge Servers by using Lync Server Deployment Wizard. By running the Deployment Wizard on each Edge Server, you can complete most of the tasks required to set up the Edge Server. In order to deploy Lync Server 2010 on an Edge Server, you must have already run Topology Builder to define and publish your Edge Server topology, and exported it to media that is accessible from the Edge Server. For details, see Topologies for External User Access and Export Your Topology and Copy It to External Media for Edge Installation.
After using the Deployment Wizard to install each Edge Server, install and assign the required certificates, and start the required services, you can complete the setup by using the information in Configuring Support for External User Access to enable and configure external user access and the information in Verifying Your Edge Deployment to validate the setup, including server and client connectivity.
To install an Edge Server
Log on to the computer on which you want to install your Edge Server as a member of the local Administrators group or an account with equivalent user rights and permissions.
Ensure that the topology configuration file you created using Topology Builder, and then exported and copied to external media, is available on the Edge Server (for example, on the Edge Server, attach the USB drive onto which you copied the topology configuration file, or verify access to the network share where you copied the file).
Start the Deployment Wizard.
If you get a message saying that you need to install Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable, click Yes. In the next dialog box, you can accept the default Installation Location or click the Browse to select an alternate location, and then click Install. In the next dialog box, select the I accept the terms in the license agreement check box, and then click OK.
In the Deployment Wizard, click Install or Update Lync Server System.
After the wizard determines the deployment state, for Step 1. Install Local Configuration Store, click Run and then do the following:
In the Configure Local Replica of Central Management Store dialog box, click Import from a file (Recommended for Edge Servers), go to the location of the exported topology configuration file, select the .zip file, click Open, and then click Next.
The Deployment Wizard reads the configuration information from the configuration file and writes the XML configuration file to the local computer.
After the Executing Commands process is finished, click Finish.
In the Deployment Wizard, click Step 2: SetUp or Remove Lync Server Components to install the Lync Server edge components specified in the XML configuration file that is stored on the local computer.
After completing the installation, use the information in Set Up Edge Certificates to install and assign the required certificates before you start services.