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

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Planning a resource forest

The resource forest hosts disabled user accounts (used to enable access to Lync services). It is required that the msRTCSIP-OriginatorSID attribute for the disabled accounts maps to the ObjectSID of the account in the user forest. The resource forest topology has a higher level of isolation between Lync and the users' forest, but the increased security also implies increased administrative complexity.

This can be summarized as follows:

  • We have to select a topology (central or resource forest)
  • We have to configure forest trusts to enable users' authentication into the resource forest

Also, if we have not talked about this aspect before, we have to add another point to the list.

  • We have to select a tool (automatic or manual) ...

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