Deploying Lync Server 2013 Standard Edition into an existing Lync Server 2013 Enterprise
Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-01
Deploying a Standard Edition server into an existing Enterprise Edition deployment is similar to deploying additional server roles. A Standard Edition server might be deployed to another site, allowing for users in that site to be homed on the Standard Edition server rather than the Front End pool across a wide area network (WAN). The procedures for installing the new site and servers in that site are already defined in other sections of the Deploying Lync Server 2013 documentation.
To define a new site
Start Topology Builder: Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft Lync Server 2013, and then click Lync Server Topology Builder.
In the console tree, right-click Lync Server 2013, and then click New Central Site.
On the Identify the site page, give a name to the site and optionally enter a description.
Follow the procedures for defining the rest of the site topology. For details, see Defining and configuring the topology in Lync Server 2013.
Publish the updated topology. For details, see Publish the topology in Lync Server 2013.
Set up and install a Standard Edition server.
If you have deployed an environment with only a Standard Edition server, you would have begun the setup process from the Lync Server Deployment Wizard by using the Prepare first Standard Edition server link to install the initial database files to the new Standard Edition server. Do not follow that process when installing a Standard Edition server into an existing Lync Server 2013 deployment.