Deploying Office Communications Server 2007 R2 for Internal User Access

Topic Last Modified: 2009-01-22

The topics in this section describe how to deploy the Office Communications Server 2007 R2 server roles that provide instant messaging, presence, and conferencing to users inside your organization. For details about deploying the server roles that provide access to Office Communications Server 2007 R2 to users outside your organization’s firewall, see Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Edge Server Deployment Guide.


This section assumes that you have planned your deployment and prepared for the deployment process by reviewing Office Communications Server 2007 R2 Planning Guide.

Before You Begin

This section describes important considerations for deploying Office Communications Server 2007 R2.

Enterprise Edition and Standard Edition

Before you begin deployment, you must choose between an Office Communications Server Enterprise Edition configuration or Office Communications Server Standard Edition, and allocate the appropriate computers. In most cases, the recommended topology is Enterprise Edition in a consolidated configuration. For details about choosing between Enterprise Edition configurations and Standard Edition, see Topology Design.

64-bit Requirement

All editions of Office Communications Server 2007 R2 must be run on 64-bit hardware with a 64-bit operating system, such as the 64-bit editions of the Windows Server 2003 operating systems or the 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008.