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Microsoft® Lync Server 2010 Unleashed by Tom Pacyk, Andrew Abbate, Alex Lewis

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Best Practices

Following are the best practices from this chapter:

• Use DNS load balancing for SIP traffic. A hardware load balancer is still required for web services such as the address book service.

• Although the Lync Server Control Panel might seem more familiar at first, there are many functions that can only be accomplished in the Management Shell.

• Always install the SQL backward compatibility pack to ensure all cmdlets run correctly.

• For larger deployments, separate out conferencing services to a dedicated pool.

• Use the RBAC controls to delegate administration rights.

• Always publish a new topology before making changes or installing a new server role.

• Use the Get-CsUser cmdlet for Lync Server-specific information and the Get-CsAdUser ...

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