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Microsoft Lync 2013 Unified Communications: From Telephony to Real-time Communication in the Digital Age by Daniel Jonathan Valik

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Server roles and editions

A Lync Server is made up of several main server roles. Based on the Lync 2013 topology, each of these servers has a defined set of functionalities which we will go into more detail later. In a typical Lync topology, we have the following server roles:

  • Front End Server
  • Back End Server (Microsoft SQL)
  • Edge Server
  • Mediation Server
  • Director Server
  • Persistent Chat Server (formerly Group Chat Servers)

Note

A full list of functionalities of all Lync 2013 server components can be found on the following Microsoft website: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg398536(v=ocs.15).aspx.

Microsoft offers two different versions of the Lync Server 2013: the Lync Standard Edition and Lync Enterprise Edition. It is important to select the ...

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