Install Lync Server Administrative Tools
Topic Last Modified: 2011-05-11
This topic describes how to install the administrative tools you need to use to deploy and manage Microsoft Lync Server 2010. The administrative tools are installed by default on each server running Lync Server 2010. Additionally, you can install the administrative tools on other computers, such as dedicated administrative consoles. We strongly recommend that you install the administrative tools on a computer that is in the same domain or forest as the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 deployment you are creating because by doing so you ensure that Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) preparation steps are already complete, which enables you to use the administrative tools on that computer later to publish your topology.
Ensure that you review infrastructure, operating system, software, and administrator rights requirements before you install or use the Lync Server administrative tools. For details about infrastructure requirements, see Administrative Tools Infrastructure Requirements. For details about operating system and software requirements to install the Lync Server 2010 administrative tools, see Server and Tools Operating System Support, Additional Software Requirements, and Additional Server Support and Requirements. For details about the user rights and permissions required to install and use the tools, see Administrator Rights and Permissions Required for Setup and Administration.
If your organization requires that you locate Internet Information Services (IIS) and all Web Services on a drive other than the system drive, you can change the installation location path for the Lync Server files in the Setup dialog box. If you install the Setup files to this path, including OCSCore.msi, the rest of the Lync Server 2010 files will be deployed to this drive as well.
To install the Lync Server 2010 administrative tools
Log on as a local administrator (minimum requirement) to the computer where you want to install the administrative tools. If you are logged on as an a standard user on the Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systems, and User Account Control (UAC) is enabled, you will be prompted for the local administrator or a domain equivalent user name and password.
Locate the installation media on your computer, and then double-click \Setup\amd64\Setup.exe.
If you are prompted to install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 distributable, click Yes.
On the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 Installation Location page, click OK. Change this path to another location or drive if you need to have the files installed to another location.
If your organization requires that you locate Internet Information Services (IIS) and all Web Services on a drive other than the system drive, you can change the installation location path for the Lync Server files in the Setup dialog box. If you install the Setup files to this path, including OCSCore.msi, the rest of the Lync Server 2010 files will be deployed to this drive too.
On the End User License Agreement page, review the license terms, click I accept, and then click OK. This step is required before you can continue.
On the Microsoft Lync Server 2010 – Deployment Wizard page, click Install Topology Builder.
When the installation successfully completes, click Exit.