Deploying Lync Server 2010 Enterprise Edition


Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-18

Deployment of Microsoft Lync Server 2010, Enterprise Edition requires using Topology Builder to define your topology and the components you want to deploy, preparing your environment for deployment of the Lync Server 2010 components, importing and publishing your topology design on the first Front End Server, and then installing and configuring Lync Server 2010 software for the components for your deployment.


Before you begin, watch the short video at for an overview of using Topology Builder to set up your first Lync Server Front End pool.

This documentation provides a staged approach to the Enterprise Edition deployment, starting with the minimum configuration required to get you up and running. The initial Enterprise Edition topology deployment described in this section includes the following environment and components:

  • A single forest, single domain Active Directory structure

  • A single domain controller with Domain Name System (DNS) and an Enterprise Root certification authority (CA)

  • An Enterprise Edition Front End pool consisting of:

    • Two Front End Servers

    • Collocated Mediation Server and collocated A/V Conferencing Server on the Front End Servers

    • A SQL Server-based Back End Server that also contains the Central Management store

This documentation then describes how to add optional server roles and components to the initial Enterprise Edition deployment. These optional server roles and components include one or more Directors, a stand-alone A/V Conferencing Server, and a stand-alone Mediation Server.

After deployment of your Front End pool, you can deploy other server roles and features, such as Edge Servers to support external user access.