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Lync Server Cookbook by António Vargas, Lasse Nordvik Wedø, Alessio Giombini, Fabrizio Volpe

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Hardening Lync databases

Lync Server 2013 uses SQL Server as a repository for key information such as the Central Management Store (CMS), which contains our Lync topology. Lync Standard Edition uses a collocated SQL Server Express backend database that we are not able to move on a different server. Although this configuration reduces the number of machines required for the Lync Server setup, this also limits the options we have to protect our databases. The suggestions in the There's more... and See also sections are usable for both the Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition of Lync Server. The steps in the How to do it... section are applicable only to Lync Server 2013 Enterprise Edition, which has a configuration based on SQL Server that runs ...

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