Preparing the Standard Edition Server Infrastructure Environment


Topic Last Modified: 2010-12-10

Acquiring and setting up the hardware and other components required in the infrastructure that you need to implement your topology requires that, prior to publishing your topology in Topology Builder, you do the following:

  • Acquire and install the hardware for each component in the topology design that you created and saved by using Topology Builder, including all required computers (servers running Lync Server 2010, database servers, servers running Internet Information Services (IIS), and reverse proxy servers, as appropriate), network adapters, hardware load balancers, and storage devices (such as file servers). For details about how to define a topology that specifies the components needed for your deployment, see Defining the Topology in Topology Builder. For details about hardware requirements for servers, see Supported Hardware in the Supportability documentation.

  • Ensure that the networking infrastructure meets requirements. For details, see Network Infrastructure Requirements in the Planning documentation.

  • Set up Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS). Setting up AD DS includes preparing AD DS and defining all components that you want to deploy in AD DS. For details about preparing AD DS, see Preparing Active Directory Domain Services for Lync Server 2010.

Standard Edition servers can host the file share for the required file store. The permissions and group memberships required for deploying and setting the access control list (ACL) on the folder and the share must be set correctly for Topology Builder to complete successfully. You should ensure that the person running Topology Builder has the following permissions and group memberships:

  • Member of Local Administrators

  • Member of Domain Users

  • Full Control on share and folder of file store

After you complete all of the preparation tasks as described in this topic, but prior to publishing the topology, you also need to perform the other preparation tasks, including installing the Windows operating systems and other prerequisite software, setting up IIS, and configuring DNS. For details about these tasks, see System Requirements for Standard Edition Servers, Configure IIS, and Preparing the Infrastructure and Systems. Additionally, you should familiarize yourself with the clients and client requirements. For details, see Deploying Clients and Devices.